The value of winking to the audience.
Comedy sequels can be a tough beast.
After all, a joke isn’t as funny the second time around and – if it is – there’s always the DVD. Comedy sequels often find themselves trapped between a rock and a hard place. They have to pay homage and due respect to what came before, but they can’t simply tread out the same old jokes. It isn’t a case of simply doing the same thing but bigger, as with most sequels. Comedy sequels are a tough nut to crack.
The genius of 22 Jump Street is the way that it accepts this and turns it into the biggest joke of the film.
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