What’s frustrating about the movie world nowadays is it feels like we are always looking forward rather than enjoying the moment. We spend years anticipating a movie and the moment it gets released it’s on to the next thing. It’s frustrating. Yet I’m as guilty as anyone; I do the same thing. Which is why, during this holiday weekend, I want to take a second to talk about 22 Jump Street. While many of you have seen Chris Miller and Phil Lord’s awesome sequel, a bunch of you have heard the buzz but haven’t found the time to go. Trust me, if you want to laugh and have a good time, see this film, especially this weekend when the theater is crowded. I normally hate crowded theaters but with comedies I’ll admit it’s a lot more fun to laugh with strangers than on your own. For more on the film, read Matt’s review and check out all our previous coverage.
At the New York City press day I landed an extended video interview with Chris Miller and Phil Lord. While I already posted a lot from that interview, I saved a bit for today so I could have something to remind you guys to see their film. During this portion of the interview they talked about when Sony approached them to do the sequel, how Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum weren’t contractually obligated to do it, how Amy Pascal, the head of Sony Pictures, was laughing the most at the table read during the jokes about things being “too expensive,” the sequel budget, why Brie Larson isn’t in the sequel, and if they might make a 3rd Jump Street movie. Hit the jump to watch.