’22 Jump Street’ Red Band Trailer: Jenko & Schmidt Go to College

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Few expected it – well, okay, save for our editor in chief Kofi Outlaw – but the 21 Jump Street movie reboot was a surprise hit, flying high on the unexpected chemistry between its leads – Channing Tatum (proving his comedy mettle) and Jonah Hill as buddy-cops Jenko and Schmidt – and witty direction from Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who successfully made the jump to live-action filmmaking after their debut on the 3D animated Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

All four of the aforementioned players have reunited for the followup, cheekily titled 22 Jump Street: a new adventure, where Jenko and Schmidt must navigate the wayward world known as college – a place where serious academic study and intellectual discourse unfolds by day, giving rise to booze and drug-fueled partying by night. However, in the process of doing so, the odd couple are forced to not only reexamine their own adult identities, but determine whether or not their partnership/friendship can mature to the next level.

So, in other words, the screenplay by Hill and his returning collaborator Michael Bacall – with revisions by Oren Uziel, who also worked on upcoming Mortal Kombat and Men in Black reboot/installments – sounds like it has the same plot as the first installment… only set in college.

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There’s a good deal of back-patting and referencing previous jokes in the 22 Jump Street red band trailer – a healthy chunk of which is just recycled footage from the first movie; understandable, given that production on the sequel began about two and a half months ago (so Lord and Miller can’t be too far along in post-production yet). The new material includes 21 Jump Street scene-stealers Ice Cube – as Jenko and Schmidt’s foul-mouthed superior, Captain Dickson – and Parks and Recreation‘s Nick Offerman, once again cameoing (while nearly breaking the fourth wall) as Deputy Chief Hardy.

All in all, though, this teaser does what it’s meant to do: remind moviegoers what they loved about the first installment and get them excited to see more of the same. If later trailers have that same rehashed feel to them, well… then we’ll have more reason to be worried that one 21 Jump Street sequel might’ve been one too many.


22 Jump Street opens in theaters on June 13th, 2014.

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  1. pass

  2. Looks like it’s going to be pretty similar to the first one. I’ll give it a watch. I was pleasantly surprised by 21.

  3. The first one is one of my favorite comedies so I’m definitely checking this out!

  4. I loved the first one, so I’m definitely going to see it, but it does seem like it’s going to be exactly the same as the first one, except that it’s set in College.

  5. somebody give nick offerman a lead in a cop comedy!!

  6. Tatum should just do comedy action flicks from now on. The dude has great timing.

  7. Were they ever to recast “Angel” in X-Men, I could go for Channing Tatum. It’d be iteresting to see him go “dark” a Archangel as well….

  8. Looks great. I’m glad they are going with what works. Too many sequels try to be too different and that usually leads to failure. Don’t fix it if it ain’t broke.

    • The whole it if it aint broke don’t fix it mentality didn’t work for The Hangover did it?

    • Well it’s the same as the first one, though I’m not saying it’ll be bad. There are sequels that are like that, same concept as the first movie and at time it’s a bad thing. Like Tay1 said, The Hangover suffered the same fate. The sequel is the same situation as the first and nothing else. I think 22 Jump Street will do great. As much it’s the same, without a doubt it’ll surprise us.

  9. The first one was way better then it had any right to be.
    I kinda doubt they can pull that off a second time but I’m going to check it out regardless.

  10. I just saw the first one and I was surprised by how well it came off. I think that the movie did take itself too seriously and acknowledged the absurdity of the premise which made it funnier then it should have been. The cameos were great too….

    • *did not take itself too seriously…

  11. OMG, so my joke about them moving across the street is actually what happened?? Does this movie ever stop ALMOST breaking the 4th wall?? lol

    I’ll watch this, loved the first one. Too bad Johnny Depp can’t be in it again… :-D

  12. this looks goofy and stupid

  13. Looks pretty damn funny. Let’s hope it doesn’t suffer from sequelitis.

  14. “Let’s hope it doesn’t suffer from sequelitis.”
    LOL I was just thinking about that

  15. the Countach poster made me laugh

  16. I was hooked during Nick Offerman’s monologue in the beginning! I mean, he basically summed up what most critics are ( or will be) thinking. Am I the only one who’s notice how chubby Jonah’s gotten?

  17. Nick Offerman’s speech told me what I was thinking, Wow, Sony this was a surprise hit, and I just might check it out. I’m really becoming a fan of Channing Tatum’s acting, his dry humor like ” beep science, and Hi Eric,” cracks me up. I’m kinda excited to watch this. 22 across the street was Genuis, Great Trailer.

  18. I think the plot will really be about arms dealers and using the drug plot from the first movie as misdirection. Maybe involve some corrupt officials. Still looks hilarious