Two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party and become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted "heroes" get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line.
Ben must prove he is good enough to date cop James' sister. By doing this he goes on a "Ride Along" to show that he is not weak and he will do whatever it takes to get James' approval but along the way runs into a few obstacles that he has to overcome in a very funny way.Written by
I am a big Kevin Hart. He has won me over with his stand up comedy films and his show on BET, so I was excited to actually see this one despite Ice Cube being the other main character. I was so disappointed in this film, it makes me not want to go see any of his other movies that are coming out later this year.
When I say this movie was predictable, I mean it was predictable. I knew everything that was going to happen, even the exact lines that were going to be said. For me, it seemed like the director let Kevin Hart improv a lot of his lines but the ending result wasn't as funny as they thought it would. Even with Kevin's weird way of delivering his lines, it was just a miss for me. All the "funny" parts were in the trailer so it made the movie less enjoyable because when a particular scene would come up, you knew the funny punchline because it was in the trailer. Why studios do that? I have no clue? There are ways to advertise the movie without giving the whole plot away and all the good parts.
I will say that the initial plot was pretty interesting. The dynamic between Kevin and Ice Cube's character was pretty interesting but it definitely was no Rush Hour. I feel like the writers and producers are trying to go for another buddy cop franchise like Rush Hour, Lethal Weapon or Bad Boys but this movie doesn't even come close to it so I hope they don't go that route. I will admit that there are certain that I did laugh at because Kevin Hart has this subtle way of delivering lines and reacting to thing that a person might miss if you're not paying attention. So, yes, I did let out a little giggle but I didn't know if it was me actually laughing or forcing myself to laugh because I paid twelves dollars for this ticket.
Comedy is selective, so what might be hilarious to me, might not be funny to you and vice versa, so I can't really say it'll be a waste of time because we all interpret comedy differently. I just know for a fact that a lot of Kevin Hart fans will be very disappointed in this film but he's obviously trying to appeal to a broader audience which is okay. Because I'm a Kevin Hart fan, I will overlook this dull movie but Ice cube, a word of advice...just retire! By the way Tika Sumpter is beautiful and the small cameos from certain characters were personally enjoyable.
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