I pretty much got what I expected from “22 Jump Street.”
Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are undercover cup buddies who get sent to college to unravel the circumstances behind a drug-related death.
In a funny, silly, just-above-dumb, slapstick-ish way.
It’s summer, everywhere except for on the calendar, and even that changes come Saturday. Anyway, all the folks around me in the theater for a rainy-day matinee in Cape Cod laughed at the pair of unlikely police officers.
Light-hearted affair, it was. No harm, on the surface.
But over on my weekly review as part of my film blogger duties for the Syracuse New Times, I did bring up my distaste for the way the main characters, and some of the supporting cast, too, poked fun at buddy roles. They surely were acting like lovers, but being defined as straight. I couldn’t decide if it came off as satirical or homophobic. But I knew I didn’t like it. As I say on the other site, I think comedy scenes like this are worth discussing.
If you’d like to read that film blog review on the Syracuse New Times site, click the link below.