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It gets worse. The sequel has already been green-lighted [green-lit?]:

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/blogs/popcornbiz/21-Jump-Street-Sequel-Already-in-the-Works-143311896.html

I heard this the day *before* the movie was released, but today's the first day I've seen it in print, suggesting last week's news was simply the studio's official pump-priming rumor.

Quote that says it all: "The biggest question mark will likely be directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord, who are currently working on the Lego movie, and will no doubt be flooded by offers as "Jump Street" continues to rake in cash."

The Lego movie. Really?

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Careful. You'll offend Brad DeLong, who's related to one of "Jump Street's" producers/directors/something.

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I would never hold that against Brad DeLong.

Ken Houghton

Phil Lord (Brad's cousin) and Chris Miller now have made two fun movies the greatest crime of which is that have very little relationship to their alleged source material (names are the same, but characters are different).

I can list many people who have done much worse.

And three stars from Ebert isn't exactly "this will live on with Chinatown, Z00, and The Conversation"; more "you'll get good value if you just want to have fun."

We need a Mannion essay on Sources and Uses; e.g., why 21 Jump Street works and the Uma Thurman/Sean Connery Avengers didn't, though looking at casts, that wouldn't have been the Way to Bet.

David

I saw it. I thought it was funny, though of course it won't be to everyone's tastes.

I'm surprised that you're surprised that this got made, considering that 90% of what Hollywood releases is a sequel, prequel, spin-off, remake, re-imagining, or adaptation of a book or tv series.

Marcus

Yes, I know. I had the exact same thought when I heard the news.

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