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Issue: Winter 2014

22 Jump Street (2014) movie review

How to Make the Cool Guys Cold

According to imdb: "After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college."

Notice that nothing in the above quote is about crime, suspense, action or adventure. That's a clue.

This new 22 Jump Street is a wanna-be buddy film full of scenes of verbal diahorrea. Billed as a comedy, with a movie poster promising guns and coolness, this is an INCREDIBLE waste of time.

The original series was a crime show with young, hip actors, all set in the places the young inhabit. It was written by real crime writers. This is written by people who don't know the genre. Seriously, if you can't write the genre get out of the damn pool and let someone with some insight, skill and talent have the property.

A dead loss. Stick to the reruns.

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by Ali Kayn
Australian release 5 June 2014
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Just the facts:

Title: 22 Jump Street (2014)
Written by: Michael Bacall & Oren Uziel & Rodney Rothman ... (screenplay)
Directed by: Phil Lord & Christopher Miller
Running time: 112 mins
Rating: MA

The Players: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum

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