It’s difficult not to think of those classic Eddie Murphy cop films when watching Ride Along (2014), the latest film to see Kevin Hart flex his comedic muscles. There are many similarities between the two loquacious humorists, and while there is no denying Hart’s leading man potential he is still in pursuit of a project that can fully utilise his talent. An uninspired buddy cop comedy, Ride Along means the search continues.
Back in 2010, Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass left an indelible impression on audiences with an energetic, fresh take on the increasingly saturated superhero genre. Jeff Wadlow replaces Vaughn (a producer here) at the helm for Kick-Ass 2, and whilst the franchise no longer has the shock factor, the sequel still serves up a generous helping of foul-mouthed superhero fun.
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