Ride Along 2 Friday, 03 April 2020

Ride Along 2

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Violence.

  • The pitch:

    Audiences are taken for another Ride.

  • Starring:

    Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Olivia Munn, Ken Jeong, Benjamin Bratt, Bruce McGill, Tika Sumpter

  • Directed by:

    Tim Story

  • Running time:

    102 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are held at gunpoint, shot, threatened, punched, dangled from a moving car, pursued, grabbed, poked, hit by/with objects, thrown through the air, slapped, pinched, hit by a car, shirt-grabbed, pushed, kicked, attacked by an animal, handcuffed, pistol-whipped, dragged behind a boat, rammed into objects. A man falls from a second-storey ledge. Vehicle chases/collisions/rollovers, cars shot/damaged/rigged with car bomb, broken glass, burning vehicles, reckless driving. Explosions. Objects shot, knocked down/over, kicked in. A man plays a violent video game (car wrecked/driven through busy sidewalk/car-jacked; game character hit with baseball bat). Stolen cash, break-and-enter, trespass. Bribe, kidnapping, shoot you in the face, kill him, hanging from a bed sheet (suicide reference), money laundering, embezzlement, animal taking a baby, trading whale meat, set me on fire, stabbed me mentioned. Screaming, yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Bloody faces, cut. Scars. Slice his hamstrings, reach into chest and pull out your heart mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Kissing, bum slapping, hugging (m-m). Skimpy clothing/swimwear/bikinis, woman in bra/lingerie, shirtless man. Provocative dancing/behaviour. Strippers, getting busy, being horny, sibling sex, prostitutes, mating animals, incest mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Many packets of cocaine. Alcohol (beer, wine, champagne, spirits, shots). Bar, club settings. Drugs, illegal trade (alcohol, animals, contraband) mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    S-words, mother-f, sonofab*tch. Name-calling. Slang for genitalia. Derogatory term for police. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    Undercover operations, drug dealers, hackers, nerds, brothers-in-law, weddings, buddy cops, second chances, pre-wedding stress.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Bar, club, wedding settings. Helicopter. Chickens, dog, alligator. Spitting, gagging.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Brisk, busy, amusing, agreeable, slick, good-looking. Slightly better than the first movie, amusing cameo from Tyrese Gibson, reasonably solid action sequences.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Familiar, unoriginal, clichéd, swollen, lazy, recycled, loud, brutal, pointless, unfunny, pandering, repetitive, unchallenging, listless, dispiriting, low-stakes, tired, witless, low-energy. Mediocre chemistry between leads, poor material, convoluted/tedious/over-explained plot, overcut action sequences, sexualised female characters, plays more like a remake than a sequel.

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