Movie Review: 22 Jump Street (2014)

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It’s safe to say that a lot of sequels fail to live up to their predecessors. Things can start getting repetitive, and what was once new and fresh becomes old and stale. Comedy sequels in particular seem to have a hard time with that. 2012’s 21 Jump Street was an extremely pleasant surprise, courtesy of directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord. It was clever and full of energy, and boasted some brotastic chemistry between Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. 22 Jump Street is every bit as good as the original, if not better. The film is so meta and self-aware, not to mention hilarious, that whatever does feel familiar or recycled is completely forgiven because of the film’s willingness to poke fun at itself, and make us laugh countless times in the process.

When Ice Cube’s character, Captain Dickson, eloquently told officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) “You two sons of…

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