The red band trailer for 22 Jump Street acknowledges that you were shocked the original was good. But will the movie acknowledge that comedy sequels are hard, and that a great comedy sequel is as rare as a unicorn? The best we can usually hope for is 'pretty good, but not as good as the original.'
If nothing else this trailer for 22 Jump Street gives me some hope that Chris Miller and Phil Lord are absolutely trying to up the ante and make a movie that's funnier and even more action-packed than the first. They had the element of surprise last time, now they have to deal with anticipation. I really loved 21 Jump Street, so I'm setting aside my usual comedy sequel cynicism for this one.