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When your invited to a “sneak peek screening” of a movie starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube you don’t think about it you just say, “ah yeah!”. Especially with cameos and supporting actors from other well-known stars like Tika Sumpter, Tyrese Gibson, Ken Jeong, Benjamin Bratt, and Sherri Sheperd.
The first installment of Ride Along was released in January 2014 and had fair reviews with major box office success grossing over $120 million, with the sequel the comedy duo came back with some comedic friends in tow “The Hangover’s” Ken Jeong and Sherri Sheperd. With all that said the movie starts off slow, basically laying the ground work for the storyline; Hart’s character Ben prepares for his fastly approaching wedding day while still trying to prove his worthiness to be a cop to Ice Cube’s character James who is lead detective and Ben’s soon to be brother in-law. The movie then moves from Atlanta to Miami where they are required to work on a case in order to bring down a criminal master mind supplying drugs to dealers in Atlanta. Over all the movie was giving ‘Bad Boys’ meets ‘Starsky and Hutch’ meets ‘The Heat’, basically if you like buddy cop movies you will like this movie.
Mid way through the movie it seems to pick up a bit more in action and comedic timing but it falls flat in its over the top comedic predictability. Also the scenes that seem to be the most funny are shown in the television previews so when they appear in the movie it is no longer funny because you’ve seen it over and over again in the previews already. Overall I would give the movie a 7.5 because it does have a few actual laugh out loud funny parts but it also tends to tread the line of “corny”. If you are a die-hard Kevin Hart fan or you were a big fan of the first Ride Along you will enjoy going to see this in the movie theater otherwise you can wait until it comes out on DVD.