Ride Along 2

Director
Tim Story
Runtime
1 h 42 min
Release Date
14 January 2016
Genres
Action, Comedy
Overview
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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  • 1 - Ride Along 2
    ComedyAction/Adventure We hope this review was both interesting and useful. Please share it with family and friends who would benefit from it as well.Movie ReviewCrime doesn't pay, kids. Oh, sure, you might get away with dastardly dealings for a while. The police might not grab you the instant you tear your first "do not tear off" tag from a pillow in a store. Perhaps you'll manage to rip off 20 or 30 of those tags before the po-po come knocking. Maybe you'll even create a crime empire wherein you hire thugs to tear the tags off for you, and your very name strikes terror into the hearts of bedding salespeople everywhere. But sooner or later, you'll make a mistake. Police will pull you over for a routine traffic violation and find your glove compartment stuffed with illegally torn tags. Rest assured, Lady Truth and Dame Justice will eventually break down your door and feed you your just desserts—dry and bitter, without even the milk of human kindness to wash them down. And if you've been really, really bad, they may push you into the back of Ben Barber's squad car and force you to listen to the guy. All the way to jail. It's not that Ben's a bad person. He's always dreamed of being a police officer. And that, I suppose, shows his commitment to being a good person, right? But once he actually became a cop, thanks to the events of the first Ride Along, he's been perhaps too, um, enthusiastic in his pursuit of law, order and car chases. And, as his soon-to-be-brother-in-law (and Atlanta detective), James, can attest, the guy never stops talking. So when James is working on a criminal investigation involving a lead that points him toward Miami, and Ben asks if he can (ahem) ride along, James is adamant: No, he says. No, no, nada, never, heavens to Betsy no. Ben's a newbie cop. He'd just get in the way. And, oh yeah, he's annoying. But when Angela, James' sister and Ben's fiancée, begs James to take Ben with him to the Sunshine State, the detective relents. Perhaps another adventure will show Ben that he's ill-equipped to take down hardened tag-rippers. Perhaps he'll learn that he'd best keep playing with his pretend videogame guns and leave the real detective work to professionals. Because that strategy worked so well the last time these two guys went for a ride together.Positive ElementsIn our book, anyone who makes a career out of keeping the streets safer for the rest of us starts with a star in their do-good column. And Ben, James and other police officers are definitely trying to do that: They go up against a nefarious smuggling operation intent on importing drugs, guns and all manner of other contraband into the country. And Ben proves surprisingly valuable in that fight against crime. As he risks his life for others—including his not-always-appreciative future brother-in-law—James is eventually forced to acknowledge the quirky gifts Ben brings to the world of law enforcement. Ben also truly cares for his fiancée, Angela, and she returns his affection. Even when Ben's career looks as if it's been lost somewhere in the Florida swamps, he and Angela profess their love and express confidence that they can survive any crisis as long as they have each other. Spiritual ContentWhen the newly married couple departs their wedding ceremony in a speedboat, the female pastor who's presided over the service says guests should pray for them.Sexual ContentWhile Ben and Angela make everything official in the end, they're living together before tying the knot. One night before bed, Angela dresses in a sultry version of Ben's police outfit (revealing her black bra and panties). Suggestive imagery in that scene involves his nightstick and handcuffs, and later we see the cuffs on his wrist. James has accepted that Ben and Angela are sexually active, but it still makes him uncomfortable. So when Ben talks about "getting busy" with Angela on their honeymoon, James asks him to stop. Another grimace comes when Ben and Angela discuss getting their thongs mixed up. And when they pick up a "person of interest" in Miami—a hacker named A.J.—the hacker tries to exploit James' evident discomfort that Ben and his sister are having sex. A.J.'s own sex life is much more salacious. When audiences first see him, he's having a video chat with a woman clad in a bathrobe, bra and panties. Later in the chat she's wearing an animal costume, and she wriggles her furry behind at the camera as A.J. practically drools. He later shows up at massive nightclub party where most of the women seem to be on intimate terms with him. A.J. allows his head to be squished between two sets of breasts. One of his secret passwords uses letters and symbols that, again, look like a pair of breasts. Some of the ringtones on his phone are snippets of raunchy songs. Several scenes feature women walking about in bikinis and revealing clothing. James and Ben visit what appears to be a bikini store stuffed to the gills with models flaunting the store's wares. (Ben dubs it "Costco for supermodels.") Female detective Maya engages in an alluring dance with a suspect. (His hand brushes against much of her body and rests on her rear.) We also hear verbal references to strippers, incest and being sodomized in prison. Recommended ResourceA Chicken's Guide to Talking Turkey With Your Kids About SexKevin LemanEven the bravest parents feel timid about discussing sex with their 8- to 14-year-olds! This resource offers reassuring, humorous, real-life anecdotes along with reliable information to help you with this challenging task.Buy NowViolent ContentSeveral people are shot, often more than once (though there's very little blood). Some die, while others are saved by protective vests. A car rambles through a concrete barrier and plunges from an upper floor in a parking garage. (The man inside is bloodied, but alive.) Another car explodes during a chase scene. A bomb blows up still another vehicle. Flammable barrels spectacularly combust. During a car chase, Ben falls into a videogame-like "zone," wherein the real world around him turns into a pixelated, Grand Theft Auto-like environment. Cars flip and smash and guns are fired during the surreal chase scene. Ben's digital doppelganger also gets assaulted, then "killed" by an old lady with a baseball bat and a gun. Maya and James manipulate "soft tissue" areas of the body (in the small of the back and on the shoulder), causing great pain to their subjects. Guards are knocked unconscious. Several people are slugged in the face. Ben gets knocked off a chair by a ceiling fan, and he hits several (apparently metal) buoys after falling out of a speedboat. Bullets pepper a nightclub and shatter bottles of booze. Someone threatens suicide if he's taken to prison. An officer suggests slicing someone's hamstrings. Someone is attacked by a huge alligator, losing a shoe in the process. Crude or Profane LanguageTwo f-words and nearly 30 s-words. God's name is misused at least 15 times, most of those followed by "d--n," and Jesus' name is abused once. We frequently hear "a--," "d--n" and "h---," along with more sporadic uses of "b--ch" and "p-ss." Drug and Alcohol ContentCharacters drink tequila, brandy, whiskey, martinis and other forms of alcohol. The movie's main bad guy is trying to smuggle drugs into the country, and we glimpse what seems to be a bag of recovered cocaine. Other Negative ElementsJames feigns needing to vomit. A.J. tricks Ben into eating hair-infested nachos from a trashcan. Even though the police are the heroes in Ride Along 2, the closing credits ironically roll to KRS-One's song "Sound of Da Police," which refers to a policeman as a "wicked overseer" and a "beast" and suggests that dealing with the police is no better than being enslaved.ConclusionPerhaps it's unrealistic to believe that every tag-ripping malcontent might be punished by Ben Barber. Sure, the guy's pretty frenetic, but he can hardly be expected to talk the ear off of every caged criminal, can he? But maybe watching this movie would be punishment enough. I suppose some may love Ride Along 2. But for me, comedian Kevin Hart's crude and raunchy motormouth shtick is wearing thin. There's no moral here, no message, no real reason for this movie to exist other than to make Universal Pictures money and to try to coax the cheapest of laughs from its paying customers. Pro-social ContentObjectionable ContentSummary AdvisoryPlot SummaryChristian BeliefsOther Belief SystemsAuthority RolesProfanity/ViolenceKissing/Sex/HomosexualityDiscussion TopicsAdditional Comments/NotesEpisode Reviews]]>
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  • 2 - Kung Fu Panda 3 Chops its Way to Win
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    Quick: What’s black and white and green all over? Kung Fu Panda 3, that’s what. Never mind that most pandas will only nibble on bamboo. Fox’s rotund martial artist gobbled up a pile of dough this weekend—an estimated $41 million of it, in fact. In fact, it nearly set a January opening-weekend earnings record, finishing just a cabbage or two shy of 2014’s Ride Along. Clearly, this is one panda not doomed to extinction. Panda pretty much lapped the rest of the field. The Revenant, thanks perhaps to some serious Oscar buzz, continues to perform well, banking another cool $12.4 million to finish second. And while Star Wars: The Force Awakens didn’t get a lot of love from the Academy, it did snag itself a nomination from the Plugged In Movie Awards. We’re guessing that’s why the latest Star Wars flick managed to collect $10.8 million to finish third. (Don’t bother to thank us, Disney. Just doing our jobs.) The Finest Hours was the only other new release besides Panda to land in the Top Five. The inspirational docudrama about a courageous Coast Guard rescue sailed into port with $10.3 million, leaving not a single dollar behind. It forced Ride Along 2 and its $8.3 million down to fifth place. Another new release, Fifty Shades of Black, might well be in the red after its lackluster debut. The Marlon Wayans spoof managed just $6.2 million, despite playing in more than 2,000 theaters. Still, Black performed better than Jane Got a Gun. Playing in more than 1,200 theaters, Jane managed just $800,000—the worst opening by far of star Natalie Portman’s career. See Jane. See Jane flop. Poor Jane. Final figures update: 1. Kung Fu Panda 3, $41.3 million; 2. The Revenant, $12.8 million; 3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens, $11.1 million; 4. The Finest Hours, $10.3 million; 5. Ride Along 2, $8.4 million. ]]>
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  • 3 - The Revenant Chills at No. 1
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    Hugh Glass, the main character in The Revenant, was thought to be a goner—his still-breathing body plopped in a makeshift grave in the dead of winter. But somehow, in the cold and snow, the guy crawled back. Sounds a little like the box office performance of the movie, actually. Shrugging off a historic East Coast blizzard and a month’s worth of weekends not at No. 1, The Revenant clawed its way to the top of the box office chart, besting two former champs and a trio of newcomers. (Buzz over its 12 Oscar nominations probably didn’t hurt.) Granted, the estimated $16 million didn’t make for exactly a lively win. But like Glass, it’s hard to be too peppy when buried under a couple feet of snow. Speaking of resurgent, Star Wars: The Force Awakens—which spent last weekend in third place—scrambled back up to second with a $14.3 million weekend. That brings its total North American war chest to (are you sitting down?) $879.3 million. Looks like Chewie has the cash to get that perm he’s always wanted. It’s doubtful Ride Along 2 will match The Force Awakens‘ total grosses. The Kevin Hart/Ice Cube comedy slipped from first all the way to third, losing nearly two-thirds of its weekend-over-weekend audience. It collected just a bit under $13 million, according to early estimates. Still, it was enough to foil the debut of Dirty Grandpa. The squalid Zac Efron/Robert De Niro romp didn’t exactly get filthy rich this weekend, snatching just 11.5 million dirty dollars en route to a foul fourth-place finish. It did outperform two other freshmen films, though: The Boy finished just a wee bit behind Grandpa, scaring up $11.3 million. The 5th Wave, meanwhile, couldn’t even land in fifth place—its $10.7 million take being good enough only for sixth. Final figures update: 1. The Revenant, $16 million; 2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens, $14.1 million; 3. Ride Along 2, $12.5 million; 4. Dirty Grandpa, $11.1 million; 5. The Boy, $10.8 million; 6. The 5th Wave, $10.3 million. ]]>
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  • 4 - Ride Along 2, Revenant Force Star Wars Off the Top
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    What does it take to topple an utterly dominant, seemingly invincible galactic force? You need a vertically challenged, fast-talking cop, apparently. Oh, and maybe a very angry bear. After four weeks bestriding the box office charts like a colossus, Star Wars: The Force Awakens fell to third this weekend—slipping behind both the comedy Ride Along 2 and Oscar powerhouse The Revenant. Ride Along 2, starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, squealed its tires to an estimated $35.3 million payday over the regular three-day weekend—$41.6 million if you count ticket sales from Martin Luther King Jr. Day. That practically guarantees that I’ll be reviewing Ride Along 3 before too long. Lucky me. The Revenant, buoyed by 12 Oscar nominations (including ones for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director), held firm in second place, banking a $31.8 million. The brutal survival flick has already collected $97.2 million in its month-long run—and only two weeks in wide release—which makes the Best Picture Oscar derby this year feel surprisingly populist. Two Best Picture nominees have already crested the $100 million threshold (The Martian has earned $227.2 million; Mad Max: Fury Road $153.6 million), and The Revenant looks like it’ll join ’em by the time you finish this paragraph. Of course, the grosses from all the Best Picture nominees together wouldn’t equal what The Force Awakens has banked in its own five-week run. The latest Star Wars flick collected another $26.4 million to run its domestic record to a truly cosmic $858.5 million. It’s also banked more than $1 billion overseas now—only the fifth film in history to do so—bringing its overall grosses to a cool $1.872 billion. Disney may need to build its own Death Star just to hold all that cash. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi finished fourth with $16.2 million, while the Will Ferrell holdover Daddy’s Home closed out the Top Five with $9.5 million. ]]>
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