22 JUMP STREET is a foul-mouthed sequel to the 2012 comedy based on the 1980s police drama starring Johnny Depp about young cops working undercover in high schools and colleges. There are plenty of sex and drug jokes, but the biggest offense seems to be the constant R-rated foul language. The obscenities come very fast and much too furious.
After the successful drug bust in the first movie, undercover police detectives Jenko (Channing Tatum) and Schmidt (Jonah Hill) are ordered to investigate sales of a new designer drug at a local college. Jenko and Schmidt have become fast friends. Throughout the movie, their relationship is comically compared to a romantic relationship between a man and a woman.
Schmidt befriends Maya, an African American art student who knew the African American girl who died after taking the designer drug. Meanwhile, Jenko befriends the football team’s quarterback, who has a tattoo exactly like the man who may have sold the drug to the dead girl.
Despite the evidence linking the quarterback, Jenko establishes a close friendship with the quarterback. This makes Jenko think the quarterback is innocent, but it makes Schmidt jealous. The result is that the two undercover cops are torn apart, and their investigation suffers.
Thus, the question becomes, Can Jenko and Schmidt overcome their bromance breakup and find the real culprit selling the new drug to the college students?
22 JUMP STREET has its funny or goofy clean moments. A highlight is when the two comic heroes have a chase scene involving a vehicle shaped like a football helmet, then a Lamborghini sports car. There are also some very funny scenes between Jonah Hill and the actress who plays Maya’s ditzy blonde roommate, Mercedes.
However, most of the jokes are very lewd. They also come with almost constant R-rated foul language. 22 JUMP STREET also has plenty of comical drug references. Finally, the new headquarters for the undercover policemen is a renovated Vietnamese church with a gaudy statue of Jesus meant to be funny and weird. The amount of objectionable content in 22 JUMP STREET is gratuitous and excessive.
(PaPaPa, RoRo, PCPC, HoHo, Ab, C, LLL, V, SS, NN, AA, DD, MM) Very strong pagan worldview with strong Romantic, politically correct jokes and material (some of it confusing) about homosexuality and using anti-homosexual slurs when policeman undercover in college is indoctrinated, plus brief borderline jokes about Vietnamese and Korean Christian churches with different kinds of Jesus statues and man accidentally gets high on a drug where part of his hallucination involves a dancing Vietnamese Jesus in part of the hallucination; at least 267 obscenities (mostly “f” and “s” words), five strong profanities, 11 light profanities, and drunken man on beach vomits into another man’s face; mostly comic violence includes octopus attaches itself to man’s face, men hang from helicopter, comical gunfights, fighting, man fights with woman villain, two chase scenes with vehicles, a couple explosions, man hangs from speeding truck; strong sexual content includes many sex jokes, many homosexual jokes, two “bromances” between guy characters in movie are comically portrayed as if they were similar to heterosexual romances and breakups between men and women, implied fornication, oral sex references, brief images of one or two sex toys such as man throws one toy at another man in one scene, jokes about prison homosexuality, and crude jokes about male convict who says his private parts were shot off and replaced with female parts; brief shot of upper female nudity and some upper male nudity, plus women in bikinis during spring break sequence; alcohol use and drunkenness; no tobacco smoking but strong drug references such as references to marijuana use, cocaine and to the plot’s narcotics investigation, which involves a new designer drug that the two comic heroes accidentally ingest and have two comical hallucinations; and, fraternity hazing, jealousy, and undercover cops have to lie.
22 JUMP STREET is a foul-mouthed sequel to the 2012 comedy based on the 1980s police drama about young cops working undercover in high schools and colleges. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill play two undercover police detectives, Jenko and Schmidt. Jenko and Schmidt are ordered to investigate sales of a new designer drug at a local college. Schmidt befriends an art student who knew a girl who died after taking the designer drug. Jenko befriends the football team’s quarterback, who has a tattoo exactly like the man who may be selling the drug to the students. Schmidt becomes jealous of Jenko’s friendship with the quarterback. Can they overcome their differences and find the real culprit and his cohorts?
22 JUMP STREET has its funny or goofy clean moments. A highlight is a chase scene involving a car shaped like a football helmet. However, most of the jokes are very lewd. Also, they come with almost constant R-rated foul language. 22 JUMP STREET also has lots of comical drug references. The amount of objectionable content in 22 JUMP STREET is gratuitous and excessive.