The '22 Jump Street' reviews are hugely encouraging ahead of the movie's U.S bow this weekend.
'21 Jump Street' was an unexpected delighted in 2012 for olumbia with the seemingly mismatched team of Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill proving they had the comedy clout to not only pull off the movie adaptation of the teen series - but make it good. In the sequel - 22 Jump Street - the pair make the case for being considered one of the best new comedy duos around.
Jonah Hill [L] and Channing Tatum [R] in '22 Jump Street'
After making their way through high school (twice) Schmidt and Jenko are tasked with going undercover at a local college. However, when Jenko (Tatum) meets a kindred spirit on the football team and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art scene, they begin to question their ability work together.
"Hill and Tatum make a classic and highly successful comedy team, balancing a series of amiable running gags and the most familiar kind of slapstick," said Andrew O'Hehir of Salon.com.
"Hill and Tatum ... have a Laurel-and-Hardy-like implausible chemistry that keeps you laughing pretty much no matter what they're doing," wrote Jocelyn Noveck of the Associated Press.
'22 Jump Street' could hold off 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' at the box-office this weekend
"Hill's neurotic-motormouth act and Tatum's lovable-lunkhead shtick still shoot giddy sparks," said Chris Nashawaty of Entertainment Weekly.
"The movie features a good, though eventually tiring and self-defeating, gag about the inherent lameness of sequels," wrote Richard Lawson of Vanity Fair.
22 Jump Street is likely to emulate the $200 million taken by its processor and it may have enough fire power to hold off How to Train Your Dragon 2 for the box-office No.1 this weekend. Oh, and don't be surprised if we get word of a 23 Jump Street before the end of next week.
22 Jump Street hits theaters on Friday (June 13, 2014).