Ice Cube Takes Kevin Hart On A Trip Through Hell In New Ride Along Trailer

Kevin Hart's new action comedy film Ride Along won't actually be arriving in theaters until January, but Universal Pictures seems to really want to make sure that you're aware that it's coming. The first trailer for the movie dropped all the way back in July when it was paired with the theatrical release of fellow cop comedy The Heat, but now the studio has debuted a new preview for the movie that you can watch above, courtesy of Yahoo!

Directed by Tim Story, who worked with Hart previously on Think Like A Man, Ride Along tells the story of an ordinary guy named Ben (Hart) who is dating the love of his life, Angela (Tika Sumpter), and wants to ask for her hand in marriage. Before he can propose, however, he first has to get the approval of James (Ice Cube), a no-nonsense cop working for the Atlanta Police Department who is Angela's brother and doesn't believe that Ben is enough of a man for her. When Ben tells James that he is planning to leave his security guard job to try and become a cop, James sees it as an opportunity to take Ben on a ride along, and uses the day to take his future brother-in-law on a ride through hell.

While I can't say that I really laughed a whole lot watching this trailer, at the very least it does provide quite a lot of new footage. There are some gags that wind up getting repeated from the previously released spot, like the scene at the gun range with the shotgun and James interrupting Ben's sexy time with Angela, but the gags are mostly fresh - not that funny, but fresh. You can watch the first trailer for comparison purposes below.

In addition to the principal stars the movie has a solid list of supporting actors including John Leguizamo, Bryan Callen, Bruce McGill, and Jay Pharoah. The movie will be debuting against some heavy competition when it comes out on January 17, 2014, facing off against the action thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, the animated family film The Nut Job and the new horror flick Devil's Due, but it's entirely possible that Hart and Cube's collective fan bases could wind up making the movie number one. A sequel is already being planned, so expectations are high. We'll have to wait a few months to see how it will stack up.

Eric Eisenberg
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