Ride Along is the story of Ben Barber, a high school security guard, video game addict, wannabe police officer and about to get married. There's only one problem that is getting in the way of his life and that's his fiancee's brother, a reckless cop, who doesn't approve of Ben. To prove himself to the brother he tags along with him for one day on the job.
Ride Along tries to be a comedy, but fails miserably. I've never actually been a big Kevin Hart fan. I've seen a few clips of his stand up and I like the ones I've seen, which isn't really much. Without Kevin Hart this film would have no energy whatsoever although that wouldn't really change the level of hilarity that it has. I didn't even smile or chuckle once in this movie and this isn't even an exaggeration. For the whole movie I had a straight, dull and boring look as I was bored out of my brains. If it were classified as an action movie I would say that it's a mediocre movie, but since it's a comedy it takes place as the second worse movie I've seen all year.
The film is very predictable too. Ride Along tries to add in a twist just over three quarters of the way through the movie yet it could be seen a mile away. As well as this, every single joke or "funny" situation that goes on in the movie is spilling with predictability. The way that every situation goes down wasn't the least bit surprising.
Majority of the acting in the film is dull and lifeless. The only actor in this entire movie that looked like they were either having fun or remotely trying was Kevin Hart, not that he was that good either. Every other actor in the movie looked like they were about to die of boredom and they simply didn't try. I mean Laurence Fishburne is in this movie for goodness sake! I've loved him in a lot of things, but here he was excruciating to watch.
Every bit of logic in this movie is ignored just so they can have a joke. There are so many illogical and just dumb situations that are completely unrealistic put into the film for one reason and one reason only: to make the audience laugh, although it failed at that too. There's the cliched something hits a car "oh it's still drivable because it's in the back" then the car blows up a few seconds later just so they can have a joke about how the car is not drivable anymore. That's the only non-spoiler illogical moment that I will share, but there are several scenes that are a whole lot worse.
To sum up Ride Along is a dumb, unfunny, illogical, predictable and almost completely lifeless movie. Kevin Hart gives a bit of energy to the film, but it doesn't change the fact that I didn't laugh once.