What Peter Travers said: "If there is such a thing as a meta-sequel, then this flagrantly silly and self-aware follow-up to 2012's 21 Jump Street is it ... It's great to see Hollywood's addiction to recycling get royally skewered. From the opening stunt on an 18-wheeler to a spring-break rager, everything is bloated to the max. They say you always hurt the thing you love. Thanks to this team of merry pranksters, 22 Jump Street hurts so good." Three stars.
Where Anchorman, The Hangover and Ace Ventura failed, 22 Jump Street succeeded: It's that ultra-rare comedy sequel that's on par with – and possibly even better than – its predecessor. Directed by up-and-coming duo Phil Lord and Christopher Miller – their Lego Movie will also pop up on this list – 22 cements Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as the most lovable comedic pair since perhaps Wayne and Garth. It's still too early to anoint this film as the best comedy sequel ever, but it'll be in the conversation for years to come.