The law of diminishing returns.
Everything that could have been done in the first film 21 Jump St, the incredibly meta reboot of the Johnny Depp cop tv show from the late 80’s, was done and done very well.
So, the idea that lightning could strike twice in the same spot was posited and the bet was placed. Money was probably made but creatively this film lacks anything original or entertaining.
Ice Cube gets to step into the forefront, with a big glass cube as his office, which is no bad thing and Nick Offerman comes through with his usual blend of weary and annoyed.
Rob Riggle and Dave France get a nice cameo scene that is quite funny.
A rule of thumb, if you’re having more fun than your audience, the balance is off.
The meta-orgasm that is the end titles is yawn-tastic, coming as it does after an execrable two hours.
A big disappointment.