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Ride Along 2 (2016)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy | 15 January 2016 (USA)
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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.

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Tim Story
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ice Cube ... James Payton
Kevin Hart ... Ben Barber
Tika Sumpter ... Angela Payton
Benjamin Bratt ... Antonio Pope
Olivia Munn ... Maya
Ken Jeong ... AJ
Bruce McGill ... Lt. Brooks
Michael Rose ... The Hitter / Gates
Sherri Shepherd ... Cori
Arturo Del Puerto ... Alonso
Eric Goins ... Assface
Carlos Gómez ... Captain Hernandez (as Carlos Gomez)
Utkarsh Ambudkar ... Amir
Glen Powell ... Troy
Nadine Velazquez ... Tasha
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Storyline

The RIDE ALONG 2 sequel picks up about a year after our heroes' last adventure. Plans for a quick trip to Miami go bad. With the wedding upcoming, James reluctantly takes Ben with him to Miami to follow up on a lead connected to a drug ring case he's been trying to crack. In Miami, they meet Maya, a no-BS homicide detective who lets them know Miami is her turf. They also encounter AJ, a shady cocky computer hacker who reveals evidence that implicates a well-respected local businessman, the wealthy Antonio Pope. Pope harbors a vicious streak and rules South Florida's drug trade. If Ben and James can convince the authorities that Pope is a brutal crime boss they'll stop his spree. If they fail, well there may not be a wedding after all. Written by DeAlan Wilson www.ComedyE.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The brothers-in-law are back.

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence, sexual content, language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un novato en apuros 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,040,000, 17 January 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$90,835,030, 3 April 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,698,542, 4 February 2016
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The poster for this film is spoofed in the 2017 video game South Park: The Fractured But Whole. See more »

Goofs

When Ben (Kevin Hart) is on the beach and following A.J's instruction, you can see him taking a can from the pyramid of cans on the booth counter, and in the next shot the can is spotted on the top of the pyramid again. See more »

Quotes

Antonio Pope: Name?
Maya: Prince Admiral Stephen Matumbay.
Ben Barber: Plus my two servants.
James Payton: I'm not your servant.
Ben Barber: [he slaps James] You are what I say you are!
Maya: [James slaps Ben back] Sign of respect.
Ben Barber: I can't feel my face.
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Booty Alert
Written by Reid Stefanick
Performed by Reid Stefan
Courtesy of Dim Mak Records
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Misfires, even with low audience expectations
5 February 2016 | by Jazzy31133See all my reviews

I am a Kevin Hart fan. Some comedians just have the innate ability to make you laugh, and I feel like he has that indescribable ability. My expectations were for low, like for every comedy sequel and I wanted to like this movie. But...

The audience expectations for a comedy sequel are so low it should be relatively straightforward for the screenwriter and director to satisfy us. The situation is perfectly setup for a studio / audience win win. Give us recycled jokes in a new setting, we laugh through a forgettable movie and studio makes bank. Unfortunately, in my opinion, Ride Along 2 falls prey to the usual sequel pitfalls and doesn't even give Kevin Hart room to maneuver.

The best parallel to a recent movie I can think of is The Hangover Part II. Part I was so funny, everyone was going to give Part II a watch, hoping it would top the first installment. Instead you got the sequel trap - recycled jokes (still can be funny), but the bigger budget distracted the director.

That encapsulates Ride Along 2. Unfortunately, the bigger budget means less time for Kevin Hart to be funny and more action scenes, which no one really cares about. Watching the movie, I felt like I had to impatiently wait during the usual foot chase / car chase / shootout scenes to get rewarded with a Kevin Hart joke.

We did not pay money to watch ice cube shoot at bad guys. We wanted to laugh at Kevin Hart. It is so frustrating because the formula for success is so easy to execute. Show us the beginning or ending of action scenes and give Kevin more time to play off the stone faced ice cube. Ice cube doesn't even need to act to play the straight cop, anyone could do it. But instead we get way too long action scenes, romantic ice cube subplot (which is so unrealistic it actually distracts the viewer and takes away from the movie) and less laughs.

If you are on a plane or want to put on a movie as you fall asleep, Ride Along 2 is the play. Don't waste time and money in the actual theater for this one.


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