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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


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...


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