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Monday, 22 February 2016

RIDE ALONG 2 [2016]

Director Tim Story brings back Ice Cube & Kevin Hart for another comedic romp in the sequel to the 2014 hit, Ride Along.
This time around the bad boys are heading to Miami to bring down a dangerous drug lord who's supplying their hometown with his product.
While the first film failed to muster a whole lot of laughter from me, this second outing somehow managed to improve upon it's tired formula with a breezier pace.  Tossing Ken Jeong into the mix to form a mismatched trio works incredibly well and offers most of the film's laughs.  The story-mapping is pretty sloppy, the character arcs are terrible and it's more predictable than downing a boxful of laxatives but at least it's pretty damned funny.

3 brother-in-laws out of 5

2 comments:

Dr Faustus said...

Ice Cube on the left side of the poster - Ice Cube's name on the left side of the poster.

Kevin Hart on the right side of the poster - Kevin Hart's name on the right side of the poster.

Someone in the art dept really earned their peanuts that day.

cuckoo said...

:laugh:

After the blunder from the first film, they went from earning cashews to peanuts.