This movie is pretty hilarious. And i would actually go as far as too say i personally think it’s funnier than its predecessor. It’s incredibly self-aware and has a specific sort of satire – this is the exception to the rule of “crappy sequels” It’s end credits scene is also one of the best ones I’ve seen in years. I can only imagine the amount of fun these guys had filming it, also adding to my enjoyment, that although he only starred in the first one, Jonah Hill actually wrote this one. Which explains why there’s a certain element in this that the first one was lacking, that modern witty, social commentary and self-awareness that is what i adore in film.
Hill encouraged a significant amount of improvisation and communicated daily on set the benefit of running through the screenplay with different blank spots to inspire some fresh content and ideas.
It of course showcases some mature and appropriate police conduct.
A serious bromance.
It’s a lighthearted comedy with a lot of loud laughs, and some solid partnerships. Again, quite an enjoyable stoner watch. It’s got a lot of drug references and even a few cases of people on drugs tripping balls. This is a good watch for a shtoner couch night with friends, its one that if you miss a scene or two its not going to matter a huge amount.
There are several incredibly unexpected things that pop up around the place. (pun intended)
Some highly entertaining fights (would be a ‘Jump Street’ without them) a surprise cast member is Jillian Bell who played Seth Rogen’s wife in the comedy “The Night Before”.
The main cast, is very much one to be respected and revered.
With a solid crew to back them up, the aforementioned Bella and the Lucas Brothers (comedians in their own right and creators of the youtube animated series “The Adventures of Sherlock OG Kush”.
We see some frat parties that make me pretty glad i’ve still got a bit of college left.
Some interesting perceptions of drug trips.
Some familiar faces.
And of course, boys being boys.
Smoke up and dive in, It’s not an intellectual film nor does it claim to be, but it’s a seriously enjoyable watch. Solid 7/10.