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Movie Review: '22 Jump Street' a raucous, raunchy comedy

'22 Jump Street' a run-of-the-mill comic caper
By Troy Ribeiro (IANS)
Fri, Aug 01, 2014 02:30:00 GMT

Movie Review: '22 Jump Street' a raucous, raunchy comedy
22 Jump Street movie review; Cast: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Peter Stormare, Wyatt Russell, Amber Stevens, Jillian Bell, Ice Cube, Keith Lucas, Kenny Lucas, Nick Offerman, Jimmy Tatro, Director: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller; Rating: * and 1/2

A buddy-cop drama, "22 Jump Street" is a sequel to "21 Jump Street", which is in turn a take on the popular television series that was aired in America from 1987 till 1991.

It offers nothing exceptional to the television series or its predecessor, apart from being a raucous, raunchy comedy, laced with gay innuendoes between its lead pair Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. The film practically has a similar case as in the earlier film and they enact it in the same fashion too.

After a failed mission, the duo, Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) are once again summoned to the Deputy Chief Hardy's office, who after gingerly taking potshots at the prequel, demotes the duo to join the Jump Street squad.

Once again under the charge of Captain Dickson, the duo, this time round, instead of infiltrating a high school, go to a college to find the drug dealer who is supplying 'Why-Phy', a potentially potent drug that caused the mysterious death of Cynthia, one of the students of the college.

This time they go undercover as siblings and room-mates Doug and Brad McQua id. Here these misfits end up getting more engaged in being accepted by their classmates than in following the case. Jonah Hill is attracted to an Arts course-mate Maya (Amber Stevens), while Channing Tatum has a bromance with football star Zook (Wyatt Russell).

Funny Trailer: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill in ‘22 Jump Street’

The stars are likeable, doing what we've seen them do before. Tatum with his boyish charm and Hill as his clingy colleague, work well together creating great chemistry on the screen. The film does convey an infectious sense of lunacy, especially through Hill's performance.

Ice Cube as Captain Dickson keeps you in splits with his reaction, especially when he realises that Hill's character is dating his daughter.

Of the new inclusions, it is twins Keith and Kenny Lucas as the fast-talking identical Afro-Chinese twins and deadpan Jillian Bell, as Mercedes, Maya's hostile roommate, steal the show.

Wyatt Russell, Kurt and Goldie Hawn's son is charming but wasted in the film.

Watch: Side-splitting ‘22 Jump Street’ featurette starring Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill

Director Phil Lord and Christopher Miller's script once again balances a knowing subversion of the formula of the 1980's action comedies with living up to all the rules of the same genre.

The treatment of the script is similar to that of a television episode where the tempo of the narration is broken with mundane and non-related issues. The humour with sexual and racist overtones is staid and oft-witnessed. Nevertheless it works to a certain extent.

But what is most amusing is the end-credits montage, which had lined up a great number of ridiculous ideas to continue this franchise, reminding you of the low budget British Comedy "Carry On" series produced between 1958 and 1992.

With the cuss words bleeped out by the censors in India, it's a killjoy to watch the film as the overall viewing experience is marred. In spite of this, it is worth watching this no-brainer, on a wet lazy afternoon.

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