I’m back after a miserably long absence- for which I sincerely apologize.
But forget that! Let’s pretend I’ve been here the whole time.
I’m happy to say that my blissful return is marked by a review of one of the first comedies of 2016.
On Friday January 15, 2016, Ice Cube and Kevin Hart return to the big screen with the sequel (Ride Along 2) to their previous flick, Ride Along, that received a lukewarm response from viewers.
I personally fell asleep when I saw the original Ride Along, but to be fair, I was on a date which was equally as miserable and boring as the movie. The movie wasn’t funny and neither was my date. Do with that what you will.
BUT I will admit that I was pleasantly surprised by Ride Along 2.
I still personally felt that Ice Cube’s character needed more “oomph,” he had some funny lines but Kevin Hart definitely pulls all the comedic weight.
I was also happy to see one of my many woman crushes, (yes- straight women also have woman crushes, instagram hashtags and all) Olivia Munn in this movie. She made up for the fact that Tika Sumpter, who plays Kevin Hart’s fiance/wife in the film is poorly cast and isn’t convincing in her character whatsoever.
As a whole, the movie was cute. Entertaining in it’s own right but by no means the funniest movie I’ve ever seen.
If you didn’t see the preceding Ride Along, don’t waste your time. You will be more than able to follow the sequel without wasting your precious time snoozing through the first. I do recommend seeing Ride Along 2 even though I wasn’t completely blown away by it. It is still a good choice for your weekend movie dates or family night out to the movies.
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OVERALL GRADE: B