The funniest part of 22 Jump Street might be its end credits sequence, a rapid-fire succession of imagined future sequels for this series. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum take their undercover cops through myriad different settings: medical school, culinary school, the seminary, etc. There’s even one proposed sequel (it might have been 29 Jump Street) in which Hill is replaced by another comedy star due to a salary dispute.
22 Jump Street doesn’t maintain this level of goofiness throughout its running time, but it does have enough solid yoks to please fans of the 2012 21 Jump Street. Newcomers might be less enchanted. This one’s obsessed with its own status as a sequel. We get constant reminders of how doing something for the second time is never as good as the first, and how a bigger budget doesn’t necessarily translate to higher quality.