Sunday 6 July 2014

22 Jump Street

Bullseyes:  ③ (out of 5)

The thin-then-fat-then-thin-then-fat-again bloke from SuperBad and actor from, er, 21 Jump Street have teamed up once again to make the obligatory sequel. This time the dumb nuts go to college to bumble their way through another drug investigation.

Even though we’ve seen this all before the movie pays off. It pays off because the chemistry is right and the comic timing is tight. There’s a line near the beginning of the movie where the boss - rapper Ice Cube – points to his swanky new office in the middle of the room.

“Ooh that’s nice” says the fat one.

“Yeah” says the pretty one, “it’s sort of like a big block of ice shaped like a…square”

Ha ha.

By the way, don’t read that joke if you haven’t seen the movie - it’ll spoil it.

The mayhem and banter are by the book but you love this movie because it pokes fun at itself so we don’t have to.

“Oh look” says SuperBad as he stares at the new complex going up across the street -  ‘23 Jump Street, Coming Soon!’ – "perhaps we can move in there next?”

“Don’t get ahead of yourself” says smooth dude, averting his eyes from the camera.

Ha ha again.

Oh don’t read that joke if you haven’t see the movie, it’ll spoil it.

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