All the couples are 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.All the couples are 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.
It’s been two years since we last saw the characters of ‘Think Like A Man‘, which was based on Steve Harvey’s book ‘Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man‘. The first film followed a group of guys and girls falling in love with one another with all of the ups and downs of a relationship. It was funny, charming, and worth the time. Director Tim Story is back in the director’s chair again for this second outing. Statistically and historically, if a film on a modest budget does well, more than likely there will be a sequel.
‘Think Like A Man‘ was made for under $12 million and ended up grossing almost $100 million at the box office. It seemed like it was the right decision to go ahead with the sequel, but in order to have a sequel, you need to have a thought out story, which unfortunately for this sequel, the filmmakers didn’t have. It seemed like ‘Think Like A Man Too‘ was just thrown together over a drunken night as a reason for everyone to get together in Las Vegas to have a fun few weeks. I was so disappointed in this sequel, because I enjoyed the first one so much, but this sequel was more about Kevin Hart doing his slap-stick routine for 90-minutes than showing an entertaining story.
The entire gang is back in again, this time all arriving in Las Vegas for the wedding of Michael (Terrence Jenkins) and Candace (Regina Hall). But the night before the wedding, the guys and girls split up and go all out for their respective bachelor/bachelorette parties, which plays out more like a ‘Hangover‘ film throughout, complete with fights, strip clubs, and jail. You’d think that Jenkins would have a big role here since this is his wedding in the film, but he receives the least amount of screen time. And as I said above, it's the Kevin Hart show with him dancing in his underwear, yelling at everyone, and poking fun at his height for the millionth time.
Tim Story also decided to put an actual music video in the middle of the film, where the girls sing ‘Poison‘ by Bell Biv Devoe at their bachelorette party, complete with the music video credits and logo in the bottom left hand corner of the screen. There was just no need for this other than to waste time. But that’s what the entire film seemed like, a big waste of time. Sure it was fun to see everyone on screen playing off one another and enjoying themselves, and everyone turns in fun and great performances, but when Story tries to create dramatic tension, it goes nowhere and rushes by to get to the next scene with Hart making a fool of himself.
And of course, just like the first film, we had to check in with every couple for a nice pretty pink bow to wrap up everything nicely. It was all too forced, which made it unfunny. I really wanted to like this sequel, but ‘Think Like A Man Too‘ fell off the cliff and lost the big bet. And yes, Adam Brody is in this film, but he is only in it for maybe less than two minutes and has one or two lines of dialogue. Why give him top billing? In the end, it leaves a tease for a third film, but if it's going to be anything like this one, I'd check the "No" box on the invitation.
'Think Like A Man Too' comes with an excellent 1080p HD transfer presented in 2.40:1 aspect ratio. Overall, this is a very pristine and great looking image from Universal. This is the type of picture all modern comedies should strive to look like. The detail is extremely vivid and very sharp, revealing every individual hair on the actor's heads and faces with great clarity. Every makeup blemish, wrinkle, and scar show up easily.
Background items and set pieces also show fine detail and gives the image some great depth. Colors simply pop off screen at all times. They are well-balanced, bright, and very realistic both in the exteriors and interiors. Black levels are very deep and inky at all times and the skin tones are natural. There were zero instances of any issues, giving this video presentation a great score.
This release comes with a lossless DTS-HD 5.1 audio mix and sounds excellent. While the track won't full immerse you at all times, it still sounds very good. Dialogue is always crystal clear and easy to understand, and free of any pops, cracks, and hissing. It's perfectly balanced on the center channel as well. Ambient sounds in the casinos, strip clubs, and hotel rooms all sound robust and full as well.
But the real shining moment is when the soundtrack kicks in, specifically the music video scene. The surrounds pack the room with great sound here and makes you feel like you are in a concert hall. Other than that, it's a fairly front heavy audio mix. Directionality is great, the LFE is excellent, and the dynamic range is very wide, giving this audio presentation great marks.
The Ultimate Sequel (HD, 11 mins.) - The cast and crew discuss making the sequel, how their characters have changed, the story progression, getting the gang back together again, and working with director Tim Story. Its a decent look at how much fun the cast and crew had again in Vegas.
Comedy Las Vegas Style (HD, 9 mins.) - The cast and crew discuss some of the fun they had in Vegas while shooting the film with some behind the scenes footage added in.
Lights, Camera, Vegas (HD, 6 mins.) - This extra shows us what it was like actually filming in Vegas, the casinos, and hotels.
Deleted Scenes (HD, 8 mins.) - There are six deleted scenes total, none of which add to the tone of the film, but more so just give more character development and slowed down the pace a little bit from the final product.
Trailers (HD, 8 mins.) - Trailers for other Sony movies.
'Think Like A Man Too' picks up right where the first film left off. But where the first film succeeded in its charm, wit, and good story telling, this sequel was more about Kevin Hart acting silly and dancing around the place. I really hope that the third film is better than this one. That being said, if you're a fan of the actors, especially Kevin Hart, you're gonna love this sequel. The video and audio are both top notch, and the extras are short, but decent. If you're looking for a no-brainer comedy and were a fan of the first film, you'll probably end up picking this one up, but if you are on the fence, rent it first before deciding.