22 Jump Street.

source: hollywoodreporter.com

source: hollywoodreporter.com

A sequel to the 2012 movie, 21 Jump Street. Written by the same dudes who brought you Lego Movie and Cloudy with a chance of meatballs.

Two police officers go undercover at a college so they can locate a drug dealer supplying a drug called WHYPHY. It follows pretty much the same format as the original film, but just steps that bit higher. The wit is still there, but it relies on physical comedy too. I also loved it when they referenced improv.

There were many times in the film where it never failed to be self-aware. This film was bigger, better – and knew it. After all, 22 Jump Street is located right across the street from 21 Jump Street, right? And they have a bigger budget. So there’s that. The sharp, witty writing of the script prevented the film from turning into complete sludge. The movie surprised me completely, and continued doing so right up to the end.

The ending, I think, also mocks the method of film production present in the industry. Have as many spin-offs as possible and even have a franchise too if you can. It was also an oblique way of saying that there is unlikely to be a prequel to 21 and 22 Jump Street. They may as well go out on a high with two good films rather than a few more substandard ones. But then, I’d watch anything that Lord & Miller wrote the script for.

The music in the film was awesome and was a perfect excuse for a bit of silent toe-tapping in the cinema. Damn, those other girls must’ve been looking at me weirdly.
Ultimately, a super film. My favourite scene was probably the drug trip scene.

MY RATING: 4.5 / 5.

 

 

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