"The script itself tells you exactly what to expect from this film: '21 Jump Street on a bigger budget.' Revisit Jump Street's laugh-out-loud brand of humour in a new venue with more explosions, more bromance, and more babes."
Studio: Media Rights Capital, Original Film, Lord Miller Productions
Worth watching in theatres?
Fans of the first Jump Street (or, perhaps, twenty-first Jump Street?) are sure to enjoy this self-referential sequel set in a college scenario, but if you're new to the franchise, this is definitely the type of sequel you need to see the first film to enjoy. "21 Jump Street" has been out for awhile, so give it a watch and get a sense of if the humour sits with you or not - it's not a brand of humour for everyone (probably not a movie you'd want to bring grandma to).
Worth watching again?
Much like the first movie, it's not a movie you can watch again right after and get something new out of. The focus is on the humour, and for that reason once you've heard the jokes once, you'll need a break from them to appreciate them again. You'll probably be ready to see it again when it comes out on DVD, so hold onto your movie-going money for another new release.
Expectations vs. Reality?
What I expected was simple: "more 21 Jump Street." The first movie had me laughing out loud for the whole run time, and I expected no less from the sequel. While "22 Jump Street" had a few stalls and low points, the funniest scenes were definitely up to par with the prequel. Where it didn't live up to its predecessor was in the pacing - while "21" felt more organic to follow, "22" had points where I felt confused and frustrated as to where the plot was going.