“22 Jump Street” surpasses audience expectations

Andrew Lemoine

Comedic duo Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are back on the big screen, and this time they’re at Tulane. Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s sequel “22 Jump Street” brings back Tatum and Hill as your favorite undercover cops Jenko and Schmidt. Two years after their infiltration of a local high school, the duo is back undercover at Metropolitan City State College. As many Tulane students discovered last fall, Lord and Miller brought their film crews back to our beloved city for the star-studded sequel, landing on Tulane’s campus and other familiar sites for the set for Metro City State. Tulanians can spot Percival-Stern Hall in disguise as a library, Gibson Hall as a residence hall, or the Lavin-Bernick Center as a film building.

The Arcade was front and center at the film’s New Orleans advanced screening Tuesday night, and

we’re still nursing our stomach muscles from laughing. The lighthearted sequel revisits many jokes from the first film while still introducing a plethora of fresh humor. Though the humor begins mildly slow, the comedy snowballs, keeping the audience laughing the rest of the film. Tatum and Hill’s comedic chemistry is second-to-none as the duo expands its bro-mantic relationship through a perfect balance of whimsical bickering and explosive action. Jump Street vets Nick Offerman and Ice Cube return, while rookies such as Jimmy Tatro, Jillian Bell and Kenny and Keith Lucas join the team and give the film a priceless new set of laughs. This raunchy comedic gem is a must see, especially for you Tulane students. If you look hard enough, you just might find your freshman roommate or lab partner amid Tatum and Hill’s antics. Get your Jump Street on this Friday, June 13 when the film hits theaters.  

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