It’s once again rolled around to the weekend- and boy has this week gone fast. The arrival of the weekend means that it’s also time for the arrival of a whole new host of movies into British cinemas for us film lovers to go and spend some hard-earned cash and well deserved time off watching, so let’s get straight into looking at whats out this week and if its worth seeing.
This week is a really slow week for both major potion picture company releases and independent releases of note that are getting a nation wide release- however there are plenty of independent films getting a selected cinema release this week but due to them not being available everywhere im going to have to leave them out. Which means we get this weeks film of the week completely by default, so lets ge this out-of-the-way.
22 Jump Street
I’m going to say that I watched the first movie, 21 Jump street on a streaming service because there was very little else that grabbed my attention at the time and fully entered the viewing experience expecting nothing and was pleasantly surprised. The original had one of the best cameos ive seen in recent years with the appearance of Johnny Depp- and im convinced that helped sell the movie to me.
The official synopsis for the sequel is as follows: After making their way through high school, big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko 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.
The sequel is still directed by both Chris Miller and Phil Lord, who did a great job with both the action and the comedy in the first film- so I have no real concerns that the movie will look good and have action scenes that are clear and easy to follow while still delivering the one liners that made the first movie so good. This will partially be due to the return of the entire writing team from the first movie, so im hoping that the premise of this movie, despite being very similar to the first, manages to differentiate itself someone and give us something different as im not convinced the same story but at college will give us agood enough movie.
However with the main cast returning (Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube, Wyatt Russell, Amber Stevens, Jillian Bell, Rob Riggle and Dave Franco) and a promise of more celebrity cameos just like the first movie im sure it will provide enough laughs to make some money and be a watchable popcorn flick. I’m not expecting this movie to set the world on fire, but im expecting it to be good enough to make the 1hr 50minute run time not drag or seem to tedious.
Heres the trailer for this weeks movie of the week.