Jump to content

22 Jump Street : 23 Jump Street now officially announced


Recommended Posts

Synopsis: In the action-comedy 21 Jump Street, Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) are more than ready to leave their adolescent problems behind. Joining the police force and the secret Jump Street unit, they use their youthful appearances to go undercover in a local high school. As they trade in their guns and badges for backpacks, Schmidt and Jenko risk their lives to investigate a violent and dangerous drug ring. But they find that high school is nothing like they left it just a few years earlier – and neither expects that they will have to confront the terror and anxiety of being a teenager again and all the issues they thought they had left behind.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 4 months later...

Just got back from this and it's brilliant. Takes Hot Fuzz, Superbad, and I Love You man, puts them in a blender and seasons the mixture with a pinch of Community. Knowing without being cynical, full of heart without being full of schmaltz, crude without being disgusting--it's the best comedy since Bridesmaids.

And yeah, the original theme (in remixed form) does make an appearance at the end of the credits.

Link to post
Share on other sites

So very good. Although really wish there was more of the supporting cast in it, namely Ellie Kemper and Nick Offermann, who were both excellent in their roles. Loads of really good proper belly laugh moments, especially from Tatum.

Link to post
Share on other sites

A lot funnier than I expected. I suppose it is something like an American Hot Fuzz, in some ways, in that most of what is good about is its own self-awareness. That said, the action elements feel a little tacked on and overall it isn't as good as that film. Tatum is surprisingly inspired casting as a comedy straight man - his unreconstructed woodenness works perfectly in this, and he's pretty good at physical comedy. Similarly, Ice Cube as a weirdly self-referentially stereotypical grizzled, angry police captain works pretty well.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

Saw this recently - decent with a lot of laughs and considering we saw the hangover part 2 in the last few weeks it was nice to watch a comedy that didn't contravene the trade descriptions act.

  • Upvote 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

It's a shame more people haven't seen this, but then again, I wasn't sold by the trailer at all. The final product on the other hand, thoroughly entertaining and there was a genuinely funny moment ever 5-10 minutes or so. Needed more Ron Swanson, but other than that, I'd definitely recommend giving this a watch.

I would like to point out that I never watched the original show and so I had no attachment to the 'franchise' before watching this. Definitely a surprisingly good and entertaining film.

Also, f**k you, science!

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...
  • 1 month later...

Saw this last night and loved it...

I think it was the fact that I htought "I know whats going to happen here, the butch guy is going to fit back in etc", but the fact that childhood had gone all "Glee" was brilliant and inspired... I suspect it will appeal to people of my age (30+) more than the "kids" of today, as it's basically poking fun at them.......

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 5 months later...

This was one of the funniest films I've seen in ages. The bit where Channing Tatum goes mad on drugs with the school band made me laugh so much I couldn't move. "Fuck you, Miles Davis!" Action comedies seem to have made a bit of a resurgence in recent years - The Other Guys, Green Hornet, and this were all fantastic.

  • Upvote 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 month later...

How has this thread only got 20 posts in it? Just watched this and it is the funniest film I've seen in ages - love the initial bit '37 Jump Street - no, that doesn't sound right...' :D

Very entertaining, and I liked both Channing and Hill (and I don't usually like Hill in particular) - they had a real working chemistry. Good comic turns from all the teachers and Ice Cube was great. Fun little cameos at the end, too :D

Did I read somewhere a while back saying that there's a sequel planned?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, surprised this had such a positive reception. I'll freely admit I've been pretty lukewarm on all the acclaimed comedy films of recent years; The Hangover and Horrible Bosses were only ever mildly amusing, and never consistently, but I couldn't watch 21 Jump Street all the way through ( think I turned off at the car chase ). Was about to list what bits I did find funny about it but apart from mexican jesus and the captain's line about rehashing old concepts nothing really stuck in my head.

  • Upvote 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, surprised this had such a positive reception. I'll freely admit I've been pretty lukewarm on all the acclaimed comedy films of recent years; The Hangover and Horrible Bosses were only ever mildly amusing, and never consistently, but I couldn't watch 21 Jump Street all the way through ( think I turned off at the car chase ). Was about to list what bits I did find funny about it but apart from mexican jesus and the captain's line about rehashing old concepts nothing really stuck in my head.

Who the hell praised Hangover and Horrible Bosses? Pretty universally bad reviews.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. Use of this website is subject to our Privacy Policy, Terms of Use, and Guidelines.