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22 Jump Street also known as “21 Jump Street 2”

MPAA Rating: R for language throughout, sexual content, drug material, brief nudity and some violence.
Extremely Offensive
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Primary Audience:
Adults
Genre:
Action Crime Comedy Sequel
Length:
1 hr. 52 min.
Year of Release:
2014
USA Release:
June 13, 2014 (wide—3,000+ theaters)
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drunkeness / binge drinking

How can one grow from an overgrown adolescent into a real man?

spiritual maturity

use of dangerous, illegal drugs / designer drugs

illegal drug activity on today’s college campuses

debauchery common place during college Spring Breaks

effects of sexual vulgarity in people and society

Featuring: Dave Franco … Eric Molson
Channing TatumJenko
Jonah HillSchmidt
Peter Stormare … Big Meat
Nick Offerman … Deputy Chief Hardy
Ice CubeCaptain Dickson
Amber Stevens … Maya
Rob Riggle … Mr. Walters
Richard Grieco … Dennis Booker
Wyatt Russell … Zook
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Director: Phil Lord
Christopher Miller
Producer: Columbia Pictures
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
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Distributor: Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures
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Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don't have to just crack the case—they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them.

This is a sequel to the 2012 action comedy, inspired by (and loosely continuing) the hit television series, starred Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as police officers Schmidt and Jenko. Joining law enforcement's secret Jump Street unit, they made use of their youthful appearances to go undercover in a local high school. Trading in their guns and badges for backpacks, the pair risk their lives to investigate a violent and dangerous drug ring, quickly learning that modern high school is a very different world than the one they recently left.”

Prequel: “21 Jump Street” (2012)

Violence: Heavy / Profanity: Extreme—“Jesus Christ,” “G*d-d*mn” (2), “God,” OMG (3), hell (2), f-words (over 130+ and many times to refer to sex and often used with the word mother), s-words (40), slang words for male and female gentilia, etc. / Sex/Nudity: Heavy to extreme—especially in vulgar conversations and some visuals

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Negative—If you love Jesus, my advice is don’t go and see this movie. I walked out after 20 minutes because of the way they abused Jesus’ name. Christians need to take a stand against this kind of awful irreverence. I regret not reading reviews beforehand. I was prepared to have to overlook some things, because I wanted to go and see a funny movie that would make me laugh—that was a bad idea. In our current society, we have to be so careful what we put in our minds, because the moral standards have dropped beyond belief.

Second to the irreverence is the insane and constant use of the “f” word. Hard to understand how writers think this will somehow boost the movie—strip it down and take out all of the profanity, and how is it any less funny? My advice is to spare yourself and keep your mind clean and free of this kind of depravity. (It’s so sad to me that actors who are so funny and talented have so much pressure to buy into the depravity. Where is the pure humor of past days?)
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive
—Laurie, age 41 (USA)
Negative—First, the somewhat positive parts: Obviously Schmidt and Jenko look after each other like brothers, I’m going to stop there. Schmidt and Maya talk for a change all night on getting to know each other (***SPOILER*** a few days later, after they had sex ***END sPOILER***). There are a few funny parts. Like Schmidt trying to look at tattoos on the frat boys arms, Schmidt being tasered by Ice Cube who got angry on learning the truth and losing his temper over the food serving luncheon at the college. In the opening of movie, when Jenko and Schmidt fake Spanish accents in front of criminals. A girl thinking that Schmidt has the hots for her and accusing him that he was going to kiss—when he obviously was not. There is a ecstasy scene when Jenko and Schmidt are bagged in a trunk for a ride, and they both have hallucinations—Schmidt gets a gloomy depressing layout and Jenko gets a rainbow, happy dance music with a dancing grooving Jesus (which seemed funny, but I had a problem with dancing Jesus).

Now for the Negative: I would be lying if I said this movie didn’t offend me. The biggest mistake that I ever made of this movie was: 1.) not looking into the reviews of this movie before watching it and 2.) Bringing a group of Christian girlfriends to view this movie. Never have I heard so many F-words in my life within almost 2 hours! Over 130 F-words blurted out, not to mention when Schmidt and Jenko have to prove their worth to join the frat house in drinking, the frat house chanting constantly, “DRINK MotherF_____ers!” The profanity, and Ice Cube referring to the Jesus religious statue as a “F***ing (Korean) Jesus” in the church, really got under my skin. They do their operation business in a neglected, closed down Catholic Church that is 22 Jump Street. Very sad to see a Catholic Church closed down and disrespected like that where swearing and profanity said constantly in there also.

I have lost my virgin ears and eyes when seeing this movie. There is a scene where Schmidt and Jenko go to the guy they put in jail for info which they are known for shooting his pe*is off when they caught him. The criminal said it’s fine, and that he got a va*ina instead, and then he boasts that his (male) cell mate and him are doing fine (using those private parts as sex), also a homosexual reference. You can tell that his cell mate feels raped and wants to get out of there. more »
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 3½
—Anna, age 22 (USA)
Negative—Please, if you love Jesus, do not go see the movie. I regret not walking out at the beginning when they blasphemed our Lord. I feel sick that I stayed, because at the end of the movie there is even more blasphemous aspects that I would not want to repeat ever… Showing them as Priests, etc. Please do not watch this movie. It blasphemes Jesus, and there are no aspects that you would want to remember. It is not worth the laughs.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive / Moviemaking quality:
—Zafiria, age 41 (Canada)
Movie Critics

…self-referential tripe …cinematic offal that's incredibly inane, tedious and foul; a dimwitted waste of time and mocker of morality that makes “Dumb and Dumber” look like a product of high art…
—Bob Hoose, Plugged In

…The obscenities come very fast and much too furious. …most of the jokes are very lewd. They also come with almost constant R-rated foul language…
—Ted Baehr, Movieguide

… so much of the content is sexually-oriented on the nastier end of that spectrum… The last straw for me was a children’s game where the object was to shoot at a row of fake penises. …
—Susan Ellingburg, Crosswalk

…Exactly when does joking about how all sequels are just lame, repetitive cash-grabs start to suggest that maybe yours is. too? Actually, in this case, about 40 minutes in. … [2½]
—Stephen Whitty, The Star-Ledger (New Jersey)

…disappointing sequel… As a bromance, “22 Jump Street” is essentially one long gay joke, in which straight males play their mutual affection for laughs, then nod glancingly to political correctness. … [2/4]
—Rafer Guzmán, Long Island Newsday

…If “22 Jump Street” doesn’t come off quite as you-gotta-see-this hilarious as the previous film, that’s because we’ve been here before, so the novelty is gone. …
—Rene Rodriguez, The Miami Herald

…In the annals of movies in which character pronounce “annals” as “anals” just to get a cheap laugh, “22 Jump Street” approaches heights of sublime shamelessness. …
—Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post

22 Jump Street's scattershot approach to comedy is rooted in the belief that for every anatomical, scatalogical, sexual, or pop-cultural reference and pun gone awry, another will stick to the wall like, um, bodily fluid. …
—Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

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