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‘22 Jump Street’ doesn’t take itself too seriously - The Galveston County Daily News : Entertainment

November 25, 2014

The Silver Screen ‘22 Jump Street’ doesn’t take itself too seriously

Posted: Friday, June 13, 2014 12:00 am

In the film, police officers Morton Schmidt and Greg Jenko’s police chief explains that going back undercover is “always worse the second time around.” He proceeds to use metaphors that mirror stereotypes of sequels. It’s only by the conclusion of the film that we understand the irony — “22” isn’t as tiresome as the original.

“22 Jump Street” doesn’t take itself seriously, not even a little bit, and therein lies the key to its success. I’m personally not a fan of these predictable films because the plot and creativity never lead the way; it’s all about how funny and entertaining Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill can be, and it turns out the audience thinks they are hilarious.

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