22 Jump Street has now been at the top of the box office for two weeks straight. And if you haven’t seen it yet and are still unsure if you want to, I am going to give you a few reasons why you shouldn’t run out and see this movie.
Resaon #1: Dennis Booker is your spirit animal.
You’re an original 21 Jump Street, 1987 television series, fan. You loved the melodrama and lived for the action of the teen detectives investigating teen crimes, that was dished out weekly back in the 80s. You might not be okay with them turning the original idea into a comedy, making fun of the detective show and the cop partner relationships. However, you figured that out with the first movie, and have no interest in seeing the original or it’s sequel.
Reason #2: You hated 21 Jump Street.
You gave the first one a chance and really didn’t like it. 22 Jump Street is just like the first one, and it knows it, and it knows you know it, and in case you didn’t know it, it tells you. In case you’re worried you won’t know what’s going on because you DIDN’T see the first one, don’t worry, they start the movie with a “previously on 21 Jump Street” montage, and if you arrive late and miss that, still do not fret, it’s not a psychological thriller, you can catch on.
Reason #3: You want a smart movie.
Don’t go see this movie if you can’t accept it for what it is. It’s a turn your big brain off, comedy/action picture. If you’re going to the movies because you want a solid plot or mind blowing twists, this is not the movie for you. While this movie isn’t completely brainless, (there are a few witty remarks and a couple little Easter eggs for the bigger brains.) it’s definitely not a movie to go into looking for plot holes, this movie knows it’s cliche, knows it has plot holes and makes them part of the humor.
Reason #4: You hate to laugh.
This movie is senselessly silly, and is a running gag on sequels and the entire idea of the venture of Jump Street. It had me laughing from the start to the finish, (be sure to stay for the credits, and if you really want to, stay for after the credits, there is a little something there too.)
Don’t go see 22 Jump Street unless you’re in the mood to laugh and are willing to turn off that big brain and just enjoy some good satire.