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TUESDAY 2-22-22

It’s Tuesday, February 22, 2022 2day, and there’s no better way 2 celebrate than 2 do 2-sentence reviews of the best movies that contain the number 2 in the title. So, without further a-two, here are my two cents.

The only rule I have is that the official movie title needs to contain the number 2 – so Spider-Man 2 is eligible, but Spider-Man: Far From Home is not.

22 JUMP STREET 🤩

22 JUMP STREET works because of how self-aware it is, managing to follow the formula of the original while changing enough to keep it fresh. Plus, it has one of the best end credit sequences ever, and the classic “My name is Jeff” line.

22 JUMP STREET is available to rent or buy wherever you get your movies.

TOY STORY 2 🤩

Two iconic scenes make this movie for me – the meticulous restoration of Woody, and the airport baggage chase. I still think of that scene every time I check a bag.

TOY STORY 2 is available to stream on Disney+.

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS 🤩

THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy is an epic adventure, and the second installment captures everything that defines the series. Gollum is one of the highlights of this movie, and we get to hear potatoes explained to him (boil ’em, mash ’em, stick ’em in a stew).

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS is available to stream on HBO Max.

KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS 🤩

KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS is one of the most beautiful, heartwarming, and interesting movies I’ve seen. Regina Spektor’s cover of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”, used in the end credits, made me tear up the first time I saw this movie, compounding the heavy emotions of the film.

KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS is available to rent or buy wherever you get your movies.

SHREK 2 🤩

SHREK 2 makes the list for two (heh!) main reasons – the first is that the plot is surprisingly similar to GET OUT, with a body-switching storyline involving meeting a partner’s parents. The second is excellent new characters, including Fiona’s parents and Puss-in-Boots.

SHREK 2 is available to stream on Peacock.

Tarush Mohanti

Tarush Mohant is a playlist curator and music explorer, the creator of illussongs (illustrations of songs), and has a fitness plan motivated by action movies (running, climbing, swimming, hiking). Tarush is also a Product Manager at HBO Max.

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