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Published On: Fri, Jan 15th, 2016

‘Ride Along 2’ Review: extremely predictable but extremely funny and entertaining

Kevin Hart and Ice Cube are together again in Ride Along 2 opening January 15, 2016. Even though the plot is extremely predictable, the film couldn’t be more entertaining! Ben Barber (Hart) surprised his future brother-in-law James Payton (Ice Cube) in the original film and showed him he was cut out to be a cop.

Kevin Hart and Ice Cube are back together in "Ride Along 2"

Kevin Hart and Ice Cube are back together in “Ride Along 2”

In the sequel, Ben is now a rookie cop and is out to prove to James that he is detective material. So, the two are off again on another case filled with crazy situations and unexpected laughs. To add to the comedy, Ken Jeong joins the mix as a nerdy computer hacker that gets himself into trouble with the South Florida smuggler (Benjamin Bratt) that is at the center of the crimes being investigated.

Simply put, it’s just a great comedy that parents and teens can enjoy together thanks to the PG-13 rating. The writing is clean, original, and inventive. There are comedic bits that are totally unique and you’ll want to share them with your friends right away, but a true friend would keep it quiet to not take away from Hart’s comedic timing and unique delivery. With a running time of only 101 minutes, you’ll be left wanting more.

If you haven’t seen the original film in the series, you’re going to want to check it out, but you can follow the sequel without it. That said, after watching the sequel, you might want to go back and see the original once again…..just to keep the laughs coming a little longer.

The film also stars Tika Sumpter, Olivia Munn, Ken Jeong, Bruce McGill, Michael Rose and Sherri Shepherd.

Ride Along 2 receives 4 out of 5 stars

Guest Review: Debbie Sage

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