By Will Ashton
While, quality-wise, Cop Out and The Heat should have told Hollywood otherwise, it appears that they are far from done with the buddy-cop genre. The first trailer for Ride Along was released today, and it shows Kevin Hart and Ice Hart doing the straight-laced cop/crazy cop dance.
There looks to be a little bit of potential here, especially from Ice Cube, who proved to actually have some comedic chops in 21 Jump Street, one of the few good recent buddy-cop movies. But it seems unlikely to live up to any potential.
We’ll have to see, though, when this thing is released in January (always a bad sign). A sequel has already been ordered for the film, but, then again, the same happened for The Heat.
Check out the trailer below: