Nonstop Laughter Throughout 22 Jump Street

Bhaskar Chanda Movie Review22 Jump Street staring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill is an action comedy adventure that keeps the viewer laughing throughout the entire film. The directors of this film are Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. These directors also directed The Lego Movie and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Michael Bacall and Jonah Hill were the writers of this elaborate story.

The two main characters are Schmidt, played by Jonah Hill, and Jenko, played by Channing Tatum. The two are a tandem on an undercover police force and are set out to uncover a drug scandal on a college campus. Schmidt has his intelligence and Jenko relies on his athleticism, so naturally they make a great team. Ice Cube plays the tandem’s disgruntled boss. He plays an angry boss that yells a lot as hilarity ensues all around him. As Schmidt and Jenko head to college, their personalities take place in different social groups. Schmidt’s estranged personality and sense of humor gear him towards the artistic college kids while Jenko’s athleticism naturally lands him on the football team. They both begin to question their relationship as they are aligned with such different college crowds. Will they be able to put aside their differences, turn into men, and solve the case at hand? Or will their college selves take over as they fall deeper and deeper into the exhilarating abyss that is college? I’m not going to spoil the movie, but I will tell you what I thought about it.

Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum play great off of each other. Channing Tatum plays a slow, dumb jock while Jonah Hill plays a witty, athletic nerd. The two are perfectly juxtaposed for a comedy, and adding Ice Cube into the mix only makes it funnier. Typically sequels are not as good as the original, but I think 22 Jump Street might have topped its predecessor. Not only was the movie funny, but it also had a ton of action that was both suspenseful and hilarious at the same time. With non-stop laughter and some fairly good action scenes, 22 Jump Street is a must see in my eyes. 4.5/5 Stars

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