The stoic-faced cop and his rookie-partner return in the sequel to the surprise hit of 2014 which managed to gross over $100 million dollars against a budget of $25 million. That's quite a feat. Universal seems to believe that they have a new buddy-cop franchise that rivals the various ones that came before it, so they decided that a follow-up was the best course of action in order to capitalize on the success of the first movie. You're probably wondering if the sequel can dwarf the original by becoming better than its predecessor, but you don't have to worry, the answer will arrive when the film gets released.
Here's the plot synopsis:
Ben Barber graduates from the police academy and is now a full fledged Atlanta P.D. cop, and wants to make it as a detective. James, Ben's soon to be brother-in-law, is still annoyed by his tactics. Ben is about to get married to James' sister Angela, but their boss Lt. Brooks (Bruce McGill) assigns them on a huge case that is in Miami, where they will be working with the Miami Police Department.
Do you really care about the plot? Or are you simply watching for Cube and Hart? Or the hilarity and antics that ensue? Either way, Let's talk about the plot. This time around Kevin Hart's character is a full fledged cop and is now attached to a high-profile case which takes him and Ice-cube's character to Miami for a sensitive case that pairs them with members of the Miami Police Department. Ken Jeong and Olivia Munn are now part of the main cast which sees Munn's character as a Miami cop, that Barber doesn't like, and Jeong's character seems to be some kind of analyst for the Department. The specific nature of the case they are working remains unknown, but it may involve a huge drug-bust or a double-cross.
The Ride Along franchise ( yep, that's what it looks like) could be taking off, and with new cast members and celebrity cameos coming there is a possibility that the bigwigs over at Universal are planning a third entry in the cop-comedy series. Yes, that's right. There is likely to be a sequel if this movie impresses at the box-office, and given the studio's willingness to greenlight a second movie, we should expect an inevitable third outing. People turned out in droves for the first film, and despite being critically panned, it still performed and delivered the goods. Whether or not you're a fan of the first film or checking it out for the first time, it's safe to say that Ride Along 2 could ride away a winner.