Movie Review: 22 Jump Street (2014)

22-jump-street-uk-posterPlot: After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. (via IMDb)

Rating: 7/10

I’ve put off watching this one because I couldn’t see how it would be funnier than 21 Jump Street, and I never found that hilarious to start with. I would say that this is an improvement over the first movie. I had serious giggles in here, and there is some seriously sharp humour if you know where to look. I think Channing Tatum’s character is ridiculously sweet and his slightly duh nature is adorable and fits him well. I also think Tatum is ridiculously hot and he can swing up my balcony like he did in the movie.

(Yes, I just said that)

Back to the movie, the plot is as realistic as comedies get. The characters were all a bit ridiculous, but hey, the human race IS mostly ridiculous if you look long enough at one human being, so it wasn’t way off. University students are generally a bit misbehaved so taking these guys to university was an excellent idea.

Reasons it worked:

The relationship between these two guys:

Often referred to as a couple in the movie, I LOL’ed because true friendship is a lot like relationships, (hopefully without the nooky), and these two were constantly bitching with each other and fighting like about the silliest things.

Funny, sarcastic, unexpected villain

I suspected the villain after a while, but I still found said villain hilarious and the sarcasm truly funny.

Suns out, guns out


I’m just never going to discriminate against a good pair of muscles.

The characters are endearing

Jonah Hill’s Morton Schmidt is a neurotic, insecure oke who tries to be as cool and fun as his friend, but rarely manages. Yet while being incapable of the ever elusive cool, he has a charm that often finds him in the winning seat with girls.

Tatum as Jenko is silly, goofy, a bit vacant and endearingly sweet. He has insecurities just like his friend, but it is often forgotten because he seems like the golden boy. He cares a lot for his friends and finds it inconceivable that they could be bad when he has connected to them, and I find that a good trait in anyone.

Recommended: As an easy laugh, definitely