Not long ago did the 2014 year of the comedy duo, Ice Cube and Kevin Hart made viewers laugh for the movie “Ride Along”. However in this sequel “Ride Along 2”, it doesn’t really differ from its original plot despite adding characters to complement the main protagonists.
The story is about Ben (Kevin Hart) getting ready for his wedding and wants to prove to his soon to be brother-in-law James (Ice Cube) that he can be a detective. They go on another case to take down a drug dealer in Miami. Pretty much is the same plot in terms of wanting to prove someone wrong and be respected. Now they are accompany by Ken Jeong, playing a nerdy hacker and Olivia Munn, playing a tough cop with an aggressive altitude. It does bring a little more action and has it’s funny moments in certain scenes as the movie progress. But if the audience thinks it will be a different angle compare to Ride Along, people might as well watch that again. Otherwise Jeong and Munn bring a different feel of the movie.
The movie in particularity scenes do bring funny moments with Hart and Cube. They have this brother to brother scenes filled with funny jokes, arguing over stupid stuff and being annoying most of the time. Between the chases, going into club and having interactions with Jeong and Munn, it makes an improvement. Jeong and Hart look like two fans talking about weird subjects while Munn and Cube have similar personalities (some of it is obvious during the movie). Overall looking at the action aspect, it brings a little bit rush hour or the other guys in terms of shooting with humor.
Overall, Ride Along 2 is a comedy movie with Cube and more Hart. Some of the original cast is back and new characters make up for the annoyance of Hart. Cube is still the tough cop doing his job and Hart is just a wise guy who still thinks he’s star of the movie, which he is based on his corny jokes. If you take the whole family with you, it makes a funny movie to enjoy. But if it’s just you alone or a group of friends, maybe it’s worth the wait on TV in the future.
5/10- Additional characters may it interesting, but it looks like Hart and Cube took a step back in a promising franchise with the same plot.