22 Jump Street
Directed by Chris Miller and Phil Lord
There is no denying that the film was a sort of worthy and entertaining follow up to its predecessor. It was funny. Funny the same way the first film was. And that seems to be where the problem lies. It is pretty much just a rehash of the first film. Just a different setting and set of characters. That made the experience sort of banal even though I had fun while watching it.
Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum has great bromantic chemistry and they seem to be having massive loads of fun. They made th dcik jokey dialogue work. But it was clearly, CLEARLY, Jillian Bell who stole the entire show. She wasn’t that apparent during the first two thirds of the film. But when she was on screen, she was pure comic genius.
22 jump Street is both entertaining and disappointing at the same time. I just wish that there was something new about it other than the fact that the film showcased Bell’s comic prowess. B-