Ride Along 2 DVD Review

DVD Review by Jon E Clist

The Premise
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-b.s homicide 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, who 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.

The Review
Okay so this is another of those buddy cop type films that you know will have loads of action and plenty of laughs. There will be a cliché living large on the screen in the form of one cop who is professional and great at his job being paired up with an idiot that will end up doing something right and saving the day. Go on… you know that is what is going to happen here. So for the most part this is rather predictable and obvious and yet still very funny and quite enjoyable.

There’s really not much else to say here…

The Verdict
Good for a laugh and continues the great feel and onscreen chemistry between Hart and Cube from the first one.

The Trailer

The Info
DVD Releases: 24th June 2016
Rating: M – Contains violence
Duration: 102 minutes 
Genre:  Comedy
Starring: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Ken Jeong, Benjamin Bratt, Olivia Munn, Bruce McGill, Tika Sumpter, Sherri Shepherd
Director: Tim Story (Ride Along, Fantastic Four)

The Extras
The title "Ride 2gether" was strongly considered but they chose to remain with the original title.

Shipped to some cinemas under the pseudonym, "Winter's Bride"

Reprising his role as James in this movie Ice Cube plays a cop character. Ice Cube's first successes were with the group N.W.A with his song "Fuck Tha Police".

In the beginning of the film Ben (Kevin Hart) is sitting in a surveillance van with "Packer" written on the side. This is named after the film's producer Will Packer.

Second collaboration with Kevin Hart and Ice Cube.

This is the second time Ice Cube doing a movie in Miami, F.L. Previously, Ice Cube did a movie with Mike Epps in Miami, F.L. in 2002 and it was called All about the Benjamins.