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Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Peter Stormare, Ice Cube, Amber Stevens, Wyatt Russell, Jillian Bell, Jimmy Tatro, Nick Offerman, Dave Franco, Rob Riggle, 23 Jump Street: Medical School, 24 Jump Street: Foreign Exchange, 25 Jump Street: Semester at Sea, 26 Jump Street: Arts School, 27 Jump Street: Culinary School, 28 Jump Street: Veterinary School, 29 Jump Street: Sunday School, 30 Jump Street: Flight Academy, 31 Jump Street: Ninja Academy, 32 Jump Street: Fireman Academy, 33 Jump Street: Generations, 34 Jump Street: Return of the Ghost, 35 Jump Street: Traffic School, 36 Jump Street: Military School, 37 Jump Street: Scuba Class, 38 Jump Street: Dance Academy, 39 Jump Street: The Electronic Game, 40 Jump Street: The Retirement Home, 41 Jump Street: Magic School, 42 Jump Street: Beauty School, 43 Jump Street: Mariachi School, 2121 Jump Street

22 Jump Street: when a newer drug (WhyPhy) appears at a college campus, so the dream team must go back undercover to infiltrate and take down the operation. I’d say this is hands-down better, and more consistently funny than the original (which was a great comedy film); playing with the familiar College/Frat and Buddy Cop genres; but having that extra cushion of self-referential jokes about 21 Jump Street in there too – of which there are plenty. As pointed out early by Ice Cube, it sticks rigidly to the structure of the first movie – but can afford to do so because of the great script, absolutely solid comedic timing from the central characters, and a strong ensemble cast. It also contains a fantastic tongue-in-cheek end credits sequence. 22 Jump Street is exactly more of the same, but when the original is so funny, is that really a bad thing?

Score: 8/10

 

21 Jump street: two useless police officers are assigned to a revived ‘undercover‘ branch of the department. The film’s lucky in that it has two genres to mashup and play with – buddy cop and high school – which it does effectively, although the school element is far, far funnier. The first hour is fantastic, catches you off guard, full of well-observed school humour, and ‘random’ comedy (Korean Jesus, trippy drug scenes etc) – I almost choked at one point. It does however deflate and lose its magic in the second half as it frantically ticks all of the boxes you’d see in a bog-standard cop-buddy story arc. Jonah Hill is funny, but well within his comfort zone; Channing “is there anything he can’t do” Tatum is comedy gold – he hinted at this by being the only good thing about last year’s Dilemma, but this is a whole other level – show stealingly good. For additional smartness there’s a nice run of meta jokes about recycling ideas & humour, and loads of movie tropes – these can be found in the car chase and party scenes. With an emphasis on off-the-wall humour, and a genuinely funny script paired with some great improvisation, 21 Jump Street is a solid contender for comedy of the year.

Score: 7.5/10