Ride along for a few laughs

Laurianna Cull

Have you ever gone to see a movie in theaters because you thought the trailer was funny, but after you saw the movie, you realized that the only funny moments were in that very trailer?

Thankfully, this was not the case in “Ride Along.”

Kevin Hart and Ice Cube form a hilarious team in this comedy, diving into the dynamics of the classically awkward brother-boyfriend relationship. The pair’s constant bickering carries the movie throughout, with the both of them spinning off one-liners and punch-liners multiple times per scene.

“The movie was absolutely hilarious. I cried I was laughing so hard sometimes,” sophomore biology major, Chrystal Messam said.

In the movie, high school security guard, Ben (Hart) seeks approval from Atlanta Police Department detective, James (Ice Cube) to marry his sister after he gets accepted to the Police Academy.

To test his abilities as a future husband and policeman, James takes Ben on a ride along. But what was intended to be a day of false alarms and annoying public disturbances leads them to the most notorious criminal in Atlanta.

“I loved the movie. Kevin Hart is so funny. He’s great at stand-up and on ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood.’ I thought I’d like his movie, but I honestly didn’t expect it to be as funny as it was,” Shekirah Rolle, sophomore international studies major, said.

The movie was not all slapstick and giggles, though. There was a good bit of action as well as a decent, although slightly predictable, storyline.

This comedic action flick takes place on the streets of Atlanta, and did something very rare in the film industry. “Ride Along” was actually filmed in the same location in which the story takes place.

This was a nice treat for Georgia moviegoers. Whether they are from the Atlanta area, have visited, or just have a postcard of the state capital, there are very recognizable Atlanta trademarks throughout the film.

There was also a surprise for the audience when a YouTube comedic sensation made a cameo appearance that left the audience “askin’ all them questions.”

One of the first comedic releases of the year, “Ride Along” was a light “Hart-ed” film that left the audience with sore sides and wide smiles.