Early 22 Jump Street Reviews Praise the Film’s Meta Commentary on Sequels and Consistent Laughs

Comedy sequels are incredibly difficult to pull off. For every Back to the Future Part II, there are a hundred Caddyshack II’s. It’s almost impossible to recapture the lightning in a bottle that made Airplane! or Ghostbusters so fantastic, but if anyone can pull off a successful comedy follow-up, it’s directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller. They’ve made a habit of wildly surpassing expectations, and early reviews for their 21 Jump Street sequel 22 Jump Street are incredibly positive, praising the film’s self-referential nature, emotional backbone, and a standout end credits sequence sequences in addition to another pair of solid performances by Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. Though the film is still over a week from release, we’ve rounded up a few of the reviews and reactions to give you an overview of the response thus far. Hit the jump to take a look. 22 Jump Street
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