Let’s Ride Out of Here

Ride Along 2: I want to get out of the car


Ride Along 2 will definitely not be able to call themselves the best movie of the year.
From beginning to end, I could tell what was going to happen. The predictability and slight offense of the movie definitely aids in making it kind of a trash movie.
The movie opens up with a stereotypical Asian hacker and a Cuban drug lord living it up in Miami. Now, I understand that a lot of Cubans live in Miami, but really?
Almost all of the women that come into the movie are dumb airheads that are beautiful and don’t seem to own anything but skimpy dresses and barely-there bikinis.
Of course Ice Cube is pretty angry the whole movie because, well you know, he’s Ice Cube.
He dislikes everything and everyone around him. His and Hart’s dynamic was actually enjoyable at times, but the same things kept happening. Repetitive much?
Rookie cop, Ben Barber (Kevin Hart), goes undercover in Miami with his future brother-in-law, Detective James Payton (Ice Cube). They work to protect hacker A.J. (Ken Jeong) from the drug lord, Antonio Pope (Benjamin Bratt).
The hot Miami detective, Maya (Olivia Munn), adds a much needed twist to the characters. She’s feisty, smart, and overall, the best character in the film. Aside from her, it was hard to get into the characters.
I think that if the writers didn’t try so hard, this movie could have been, potentially, four stars. But, unfortunately, they did not, so all I can give them is two and a half stars.
Also, Hart spends the majority of the movie screaming, shrieking, and accidentally messing up everything for every guy, which was really annoying and got old really fast. They took everything that makes Kevin typically funny and way, way, WAY overdid it.
They had a rockstar cast that could’ve made for a hilarious movie, but they ruined it.
I am frankly disappointed in director Tim Story. He has directed great movies such as Barbershop, Fantastic Four (the good one, not the sucky new version), and Think Like A Man. So how could he have gone from those to this?
Better luck next time, Mr. Story.