It’s always twice as hard the second time around — I’m talking about sequels here — because you can’t just repeat the formula that worked the first time, right? Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller seem intent on tempting fate and disproving this notion with their follow-up to the deliriously funny reboot of the 1980s television series that jumpstarted the career of Johnny Depp.
Who knew pairing Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill as cops going undercover as high school students would be a match made in movie heaven? Well, the dynamic directing duo (coming off the success of The Lego Movie) bring more of the same, except this time Jenko (Tatum) and Schmidt (Hill) are posing as college students and their base of operations has moved across the street. Now in theaters. (R) Not screened in time for review