They’re back, and this time they’re going to College.
The sequel to 21 Jump Street, this time Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) are masquerading as college students to bring down a drug ring.
Don’t panic if you think this sounds awfully familiar, the fact that the basic plot is almost exactly the same as the first film does not go unmentioned. Very cleverly written, the feature is magnificently meta, breaking down every fourth wall that comes in its path.
Whether you are in it for the action, the gross-out humour, the wit or just Channing Tatum, you’ll love it.
I should start by saying I never watched the original TV show, but this is fantastic film stands alone.
Jenko (Channing Tatum) and Schmidt (Jonah Hill) work for undercover police department, Jump Street. Their assignment? To infiltrate a high school and bring down a drug ring.
Although this may at first glance appear to be full of obvious humour, it also does an excellent job of playing off these expectations. This is not your average teen comedy with a drug bust thrown in.
Directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, the team behind The Lego Movie, it is just brilliant.
Better than the first one!
“‘I’m Magic. Magic Mike.” – Mike
Reviewed by Laura Hodson