Although it has its amusing moments, in eneral the plot does not convince.
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It is neither dumb nor smart enough to be fun, and spends way too much time with its boring human characters.
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The Movie Diorama
Its predecessor made money, plenty of it. So for a sequel to be produced almost immediately after was inevitable, and the rushed duration of time spent creating this film clearly shows. Ben and James find themselves in Miami where intel of a drug ring leads them to investigate a respectable businessman, along with a homicide detective and hacker. I won't even lie to you, I had to look up the plot. Why? Because it was instantly forgettable. Scratch that, the whole film has been wiped from my memory. My C drive (that's Cranium Drive...heh heh) has been fragmented and abolished. I couldn't possibly replay, recite or reenact any scene from this film. Well, except the car chase that was stylised to look like 'Grand Theft Auto III', which makes no sense given the current generation game consoles and ruining a perfectly good car chase sequence with pixelated polygons. Hart and Cube's "comedy" has resorted to very loud shouting and screaming, where the former yet again didn't make me laugh once. Mind you, the whole film in its entirety made me feel dead inside. Munn actually did the best she could given the lacklustre material, and most certainly looked the part. The first ten minutes felt like a 'Fast & Furious' parody, given the inclusion of Gibson as well...which really left me confused. Is Ride Along 2 actually a spoof film disguised as an action comedy where it parodies all things wrong with franchise entertainment in every media industry!? No. It's just bad. The idyllic Miami environment was a welcomed change to any generic urban city, I mean there is a clubbing scene, plenty of floral attire and Hart eating hairy nachos on a picturesque beach. What more could one want! Yet, the forgettable plot and lack of humour resulted in a failed sequel. Wait...it's just dawned on me...this is very similar to '22 Jump Street' which also has Ice Cube. Coincidence? I think not! Anyway, no more please. I don't want to be watching a third one, like at all.
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I saw the first Ride Along on an airplane, and then watched it again a year later because I'd forgotten I already saw it. That's pretty much the sequel. Very generic but somewhat fun. I wish there were more bits with Kevin Hart switching to video game mode. The soundtrack was very good, but overall there really should have been more laughs. Also I like Benjamin Bratt and wish he had better/more roles.
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I Have to admit I was suckered in by the trailer, it was exciting and action packed. I thought they were doing a Bad Boys style movie, boy was I wrong. This was like a long TV episode of an American crime show like NCIS, Hawaii Five-O, or CSI but not as intriguing or engaging.All the action is in the trailer. There's about 3 action scenes and all 3 are not that new or good, they're the type you'd see in standard TV shows. There's some poor computer game animation mixed into one action sequence(cus Kevin Hart's character loves to play computer games) which totally ruins the rhythm of that action sequence and ruins the enjoyment of it. The end action sequence looks like they couldn't be bothered, something you would have gotten in a straight-to- video 80s/90s action flick.It wasn't a good comedy either, there was about 3-4 little chuckles throughout from some of the audience including myself for some of the one liners. I read before i went in to watch this sequel that it was more of an actioner than comedy but for me it didn't deliver in either.I wasn't expecting anything new or groundbreaking storywise but at least give me something to keep me interested but its a film that came across as if they took scenes from loads of other similar films and just copy/pasted them together.It all just looked WAY too familiar and not in a good way.So overall i don't see any reason to recommend paying hard earned money to watch it at the cinema. I'd recommend waiting until it comes on TV,as it is like a TV episode anyway. Then at least you can switch over to another channel if your not feeling it.If you do want to go to the cinema to watch a comedy then i would definitely recommend DADDY'S HOME if it's still out, very very funny, you will defo leave with a smile on your face.But if your really in the mood for an action-comedy then i would recommend SPY,which was out in 2015 and is out on DVD now. Great action, very funny and very entertaining. Everyone i know that's seen it loved it.
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When I liked the first movie, I wanted a sequel and now they made one for it that I liked even better than the original. I don't think Ice Cube's solo performance could have pulled the crowd in, the impact was because of the Kevin Hart's presence, he really rocks. He's doing some awesome movies lately, and he's the best sidekick and comedian available for now in Hollywood, just like Simon Pegg in England.Once again a movie is totally underrated, especially by foul mouthed film critics. Trust me, this film is much better than what they say. If you liked the first, you'll surely going to enjoy it as well. I'm confident the rating will recover in the later days once the regular people rent it. A simple follow-up story, but it was the comedy that lifted this film. The two cops soon-to-be bros-in-law goes to Miami on a job, but the case they're working connects with others, so they join the local force to take down the gang behind it.Who needs a spoof film for it, the movie mocks its own characters by saying 'a low budget Jackie Chan' for Keng Jeong. Apart from the comedies, the action sequences were very impressive. Olivia Munn was a great addition and I believe she would hangouts here for the next. Yep, I want the third movie and I'm hoping it to be even more stylish kick-ass action-comedy. So just retain the director and writers, after the first two films, I got high hope on them.7/10