Released in 2012 to much success, the 21 Jump Street reboot was one of the most entertaining comedies to hit theatres in a long time. Led by Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, with directing team Phil Lord and Chris Miller behind the camera, a sequel was a no-brainer and with that same foursome (as well as some of the supporting players) returning for round 2, it appears that we’re in for another treat with 22 Jump Street.
Today, the first red band trailer for the film has hit the internet and it sees Schmidt (Hill) and Jenko (Tatum) going undercover again, only this time, it’s at college. Judging from the footage presented here, the sequel looks quite similar to its predecessor, at least in terms of plot. That being said, I’d be lying if I told you I wasn’t cracking up at several points throughout the trailer. Plus, I love the fact that they’ve brought back almost all of the supporting characters from the first film.
Though it still might be too early to tell, I think Sony has another hit on their hands with 22 Jump Street. Tatum and Hill’s chemistry looks as strong as ever and the laughs are certainly there. While I wish that they would have taken the story in a bit of a different direction, I don’t think we have anything to worry about with this sequel.
22 Jump Street opens on June 13th, 2014. Check out the trailer and plot summary below and let us know what you think in the comments section.
After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don’t have to just crack the case – they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them.