Ride Along 2 *

IMDB Synopsis: As his wedding day approaches, Ben heads to Miami with his soon-to-be brother-in-law James to bring down a drug dealer who’s supplying the dealers of Atlanta with product.

I thought the original “Ride Along” was an ok film. It was good for a few laughs. The sequel on the other hand replaces those laughs long, painfully unfunny scenes of banter. Nothing works here.

I am not sure if the writers even put together a script. There is an outline for an action comedy. All the cliches of a buddy cop flick are used. There is not a single original moment in the entire running time.

The dialogue seems like it could of all been ad-libbed. Ice Cube is simply on screen to insult Kevin Hart’s character. Hart is allowed to run his mouth for way too long. None of it was authentic sounding or funny. Olivia Munn is brought in to play a particularly bland cop. I’m not sure what Hollywood’s fascination is with Munn as she hasn’t given a decent performance yet.

Sequels like this exist to make money. Plain and simply. The first film was a break out hit which meant a sequel was inevitable. Too bad everyone simply phoned it in.


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