I was disappointed in Think Like A Man Too! It was too slap stick for me. Kevin Hart’s rantings really got on my nerves. If he had toned his character down some, it would have been a different ballgame. It seems like the director tried to steal a page from” Hang Over 3″ and “Last Vegas” with an over the top chain of funny events in “Sin City”. Both movies were better than Think Like a Man Too. There were some funny parts, but not funny enough to spend the price of a movie ticket to see it. The plot was okay but the craziness that followed was just plain stupid. What a waste of talent. You would think with this star studded cast, you’d get a pretty good movie, NOT! I even resented some of the insinuations because Think Like a Man Too crossed the line in ethic jokes. I don’t like any race of people to be the brunt of bad jokes or bad dialogue.
One of the couples from Think Like a Man Too is getting married. Kevin Hart is (erroneously) the best man. While he thinks he’s the best man for the job, he ends up being the worse. 5 couples make up the wedding party accompanied by an over bearing, control freak mom who doesn’t think the bride is good enough for her son. The problems begin with each gender’s expectations of the bachelor and bachelorette parties, respectively. Other problems include a reservation misunderstanding, the grooms mother and one couple’s dedication to their jobs. If you can get through Kevin Hart’s rantings, you might enjoy the rest of the cast that includes: Michael Ealy (Dominic), Jerry Ferrara (Jeremy), Meagan Good (Mya), Regina Hall (Candace), Dennis Haysbert (Uncle Eddie), Taraji P. Henson (Lauren), Terrence Jenkins (Michael), Jenifer Lewis (Loretta), Romany Malco (Zeke), Gabrielle Union (Kristen), Kevin Hart (Cedric), Gary Owen (Bennett) and Caleel Harris (Duke). My recommendation is wait for the DVD which releases on 9/16/14.
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My past experiences with Kevin Hart movies and comedy spots left me feeling that Kevin Hart wasn’t very funny, despite the “funniest Man Alive” title placed on his name. I don’t like comedians who cannot do their routines without creating the dirtiest, foul material available. Today I saw “About Last Night” and suddenly saw the humor. Kevin along with Michael Ealy was totally funny in this cutesy, “I don’t want to commit to a relationship” movie. Although there was plenty of foul language, it wasn’t over the top. After all, this is an adult movie. Paula Patton makes a cameo but profound appearance. I believe the plot was pretty true to life. There were a few bloopers that I cannot reveal because it would be a spoiler. All the women in this film were eye candy. Kevin and Regina Hall became a wild, eccentric couple while Michael Ealy and Joy Bryant, better known for her role as Jasmine Trussell on Parenthood, teamed up as a “normal” couple, looking for love. Watching the two couples come together was hilarious and quite entertaining. I recommend seeing About Last Night, especially if you need a pick me up.
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While Almost Human isn’t a totally new concept, it’s different because the android is different. It’s not a structured, stiff facsimile of a human being that talks in a choppy pattern alerting you to the fact that this is a robot/android, not a human. Instead this robot, who’s model was discarded, is more like a real live human being with all the intelligence of a computer. This series takes place in the year 2048 when crime is so out of control, police officers have to partner with an android to solve crimes as well as survive the criminal element. Almost Human revolves around Detective John Kennex play by Carl Urban and Dorian (his android partner) played by Michael Ealy. Their partnership closely resembles a regular pair of officers on the job and the everyday issues that confront them but with a twist. I’ve been enjoying the series and find the stories interesting. Given the technology used for this futuristic era, I think you’ll find Almost Human refreshing and well told.
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