This week's Netflix review comes courtesy of 22 Jump Street, the sequel to the hit 2012 reboot of the hit 1980's TV show about policemen posing as high school students to catch youth committing crime.
If you start out by thinking that this film may be too similar to the first one, you're completely right. Even the characters think it is, and reference that constantly. But this time, Jenko and Schmidt are off to College, where they are tasked with finding the seller of a new drug which makes you concentrate incredibly well for four hours before making you trip severely.
However in order to accomplish it, the two will have to do something they have never done before, divide and conquer. The challenges they face in College are somewhat less academic than they faced in high school, and the style in which they do things is way less undercover.
This film is an absolutely genius way to do a comedy sequel. Talking directly about how much it is like the first one, when it is actually quite different, is just brilliant. Don't get me wrong, the premise of the film is very much the same, but everything else inside it is different. The constant double entendres about Jenko and Schmidt's relationship are amazing, and the random jokes about everything from age to art are hilarious. Unquestionably it is one of the best films I have done in the Netflix review series, and I can't wait for some more of Jenko and Schmidt (which was very much teased at the end).
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