Universal has released the first Ride Along 2 trailer. The sequel reunites Ice Cube and Kevin Hart as partners and brothers-in-laws-to-be who take a road trip from Atlanta to Miami to take down a drug dealer who’s been funneling product into their hometown.
I haven’t seen the first Ride Along, but if you told me that half of this trailer was comprised of footage from the original, I would believe you. They’re sticking very closely to what worked for audiences the first time around. Hart’s character is still begging for attention; Cube’s cop still loathes the guy, and they’re still stuck together. The biggest change seems to be the scenery, and as an Atlantan I’ll fully admit that Miami is a more photogenic city, so the sequel at least has that going for it.
Check out the new Ride Along 2 trailer below. The film opens January 15, 2016, and also stars Ken Jeong, Olivia Munn, Tika Sumpter, Benjamin Bratt, and Sherri Shepherd.
Here’s the official synopsis for Ride Along 2:
Kevin Hart and Ice Cube lead the returning lineup of Ride Along 2, the sequel to the blockbuster action-comedy that gave us the year’s most popular comedy duo. Joining Hart and Cube for the next chapter of the series are director Tim Story, as well as Cube’s fellow producers—Will Packer, Matt Alvarez and Larry Brezner—who will produce alongside Cube.