Tatum and Hill Reunite for Raunchy Sequel as Cops Undercover on College campus


22 Jump Street

DVD Review by Kam Williams

Tatum and Hill Reunite for Raunchy Sequel as Cops Undercover on College campus


When we last saw LAPD Officers Morton Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Greg Jenko (Channing Tatum), the partners were handed new identities and sent back to high school in order to crack a teen drug ring. However, that proved easier said than done, especially since the unathletic nerd and the academically-challenged hunk were both a little long in the tooth to pass for seniors.

Now, hard-boiled Captain Dickson (Ice Cube) has ordered the pair of polar-opposites undercover again, this time to masquerade as college students at Metro City State. Their assignment is to find the dealer on campus selling a lethal blend of Adderall and Ecstasy with the street name WHYPHY (as in “Wi-Fi”).

61vaYjs6-ILJenko and Schmidt’s first order of business is to blend-in once they’ve matriculated and moved into the dorm. That proves to be a Herculean challenge, despite Jenko’s enthusiasm about becoming “the first person in my family to pretend to go to college.” For example, when a sociology professor innocently calls on him in class to answer a question about the War on Drugs, he defensively snaps, “Why would you ask me? I’m not a cop.”

Schmidt doesn’t fare much better, when he’s derisively referred to as a “30 year-old 8th grader” by the wisecracking BFF (Jillian Bell) of the cute coed (Amber Stevens) he picks up at a poetry slam on open mic night. Further complicating matters is the fact that only after a consummating the relationship does he learn that the identity of her very overprotective father.


Thus unfolds 22 Jump Street, a worthy sequel which manages to eclipse an already 116383_galoutstanding original. This installment improves on 21 Jump by spinning a more engaging storyline and by further fleshing out the personalities of the likable leads.

The production also features Ice Cube in an expanded role while adding a number of notable support characters in Amber Stevens (daughter of Shadoe Stevens, the voice of the skeleton on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson. She plays) as the love interest, Jillian Bell as her relentlessly-rude roommate, and Kenny and Keith Lucas as the protagonists’ terminally-eccentric dorm mates.

Of course, most of the film’s focus remains on the hapless heroes as they make the most of the belated opportunity to experience college when not attempting to apprehend a most elusive perp. Hang around for the closing credits, and you’ll be treated to ideas being floated for Jump Streets 23, 24 and beyond.

Tatum and Hill generate chemistry aplenty in a laff-a-minute, “bro”-mantic adventure every bit as funny as the first.


Excellent (4 stars)

Rated R for sexuality, violence, drug use, brief nudity and pervasive profanity

Running time: 112 minutes

Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

22 Jump Street Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Extras: 22 deleted scenes; Commentary with the Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum and the co-directors; The Perfect Couple of Directors; 5 Line-O-Ramas; Joke-a-Palooza; 2 videos; and 6 additional featurettes.


To see a trailer for 22 Jump Street, visit: http://www.22jumpstreetmovie.com/site/videos

Or: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H75QBaIBhB0


To order a copy of the 22 Jump Street Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, visit: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00KPYT3LS/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20


Source: Baret News Wire

Real Estate

Real Estate, Professional, For Sale by Owner, mortgage interest rates, home prices, marketing plan, Reviews, testimonials

How to Hire a Winner in Real Estate

  How to Hire a Winner in Real Estate by Amy Lignor   You want to buy that new house because the twins are on their way. Little Betty and Little John are already … [Read More...]

More Posts from this Category


Deception Island, Easter Island, Heavenly Lake, Lake Baikal, Perth, Kauai, peace & quiet, vacation, remote

Finding Relaxation in the Most Remote Locations of All

    Finding Relaxation in the Most Remote Locations of All by Amy Lignor   It is a fact that the largest travel locations are also beyond popular. Among the … [Read More...]

More Posts from this Category


Baby Driver, Film Review, best film of the year, Edgar Wright, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, Lily James, Ansel Elgort

Mob Wheelman Puts Pedal to the Metal in Adrenaline-Fueled Blockbuster

  Baby Driver Film Review by Kam Williams Mob Wheelman Puts Pedal to the Metal in Adrenaline-Fueled Blockbuster All you really need to know about Baby Driver is that … [Read More...]

More Posts from this Category