With the success of the 2012 film Think Like A Man based on Steve Harvey’s book Act Like a Lady, Think Like A Man it comes as no surprise that a sequel followed quickly behind. This is one of those stories that didn’t necessarily need one, but has that ever really mattered in Hollywood? The latest. Think Like A Man Too sports and all-star cast from the original film as well as new additions including Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Jenkins, Romany Malco, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Gary Owen, Gabrielle Union, Meagan Good, and Dennis Haysbert, but does it further evolve these characters and their story to a new level or is it more of a cash grab sequel?
Think Like A Man Too follows all the original couples, back for a wedding in Las Vegas. But plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event. One of the most notable differences in this entry is the clear pushing of Kevin Hart into the forefront of the film. His box office success was no doubt a selling factor to hope this film works and that does help a bit, but not quite enough to save it from being pretty average. Hart is at his best as always but a lot of the moments just feel forced unlike his usual performances. The rest of the cast get ample time to do their thing as well, but it is all bogged down by a generic clichéd storyline that ends up being an overall waste of the talent involved. Sure there are some hilarious moments and the chemistry these people have with each other helps it too be mildly entertaining, but never quite gets to where it could have been.
This all too familiar story might not work for everyone hoping for something different with these characters, but with all this talent involved it is likely to work for some fans. This film is one that will probably work more for Kevin Hart fans than anyone else, but either way give it a shot because for all its faults it still manages to be better than a lot of what else is out there. In addition to the film this release features deleted scenes, gag reel, and numerous featurettes that is sure to add to the fun.