Over the past couple of years Phil Lord & Christopher Miller‘s 21 Jump Street has become one of my favorite comedies. I can watch it any time, quote it, and find new things to love about it every time. It set a high bar for a sequel, and the bar gets even higher when you consider that comedy sequels rarely eclipse or even meet the quality of the original. Rather than strictly go by the rules of comedy sequels, Lord & Miller have once again done what they do best: play against expectations. Following Captain Dickson’s edict from the first film to “Embrace your stereotypes!”, 22 Jump Street happily acknowledges its sequel status, and tries to derive comedy from its trappings. Like the first movie, the sequel delivers plenty of laughs, brilliant jokes, weird moments, and excellent chemistry from stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum even if their characters’ relationship is strained a little too far and a little too reliant on gay jokes derived from their bromance.