D: Tim Story / 102m
Cast: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Ken Jeong, Benjamin Bratt, Olivia Munn, Tika Sumpter, Bruce McGill, Michael Rose, Sherri Shepherd, Tyrese Gibson
Overheard at a cinema in Boise, Idaho (or somewhere like that – you get the idea):
Assistant: Hi, how can I help you today?
Customer: Hi. I’d like two tickets for Ride Along 2, please.
Assistant: Two tickets? Why?
Customer: I’m sorry?
Assistant: Why do you want two tickets? Don’t you like the person you’ve come with?
Customer: I beg your pardon.
Assistant: Look, it’s no skin off my nose, but wouldn’t you rather see something else? Like Norm of the North perhaps?
Customer: No, we’d like to see Ride Along 2. We like Kevin Hart. He’s funny.
Assistant: He is, yes. But unfortunately the movie isn’t.
Customer: Well, that’s your opinion. Now, can I have two tickets to see Ride Along 2? Please.
Assistant: Well, okay, I guess you’re old enough to know what you’re doing.
Customer: You know, you’re being very rude. I don’t think I’ve ever been so insulted before.
Assistant: Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, shall we? Wait until you’ve seen the movie, then decide, huh?
Rating: 3/10 – a dire sequel that recreates several of the first movie’s so-called “funniest moments”, Ride Along 2 proves that recycling isn’t as good for the environment (and particularly a cinema screen) as we’ve all been told; formulaic in the extreme, and low on real laughs, this is the kind of movie that studios make when they can’t think of anything that’s better/more original/more entertaining to make.