REVIEW: ‘Think Like a Man Too’

Director:
Tim Story
Cast:
Michael Ealy
Jerry Ferrara
Meagan Good
Regina Hall
Taraji P. Henson
Terrence Jenkins
Romany Malco
Wendi McLendon-Covey
Gabrielle Union
David Walton
Kevin Hart
Rated: PG-13

Think Like a Man Too is a sequel to a 2012 romantic comedy which followed the lives of multiple characters going through a variety of relationships. The original film was held together through the use of Steve Harvey’s relationship advice and worked to a point.

The 2014 film abandons that notion and decides to embrace practically every cliche in the book for a Vegas flick. In this movie, the characters all return for a wedding in Las Vegas and decide to have some partying the night before. From there, chaos ensues.

“Think Like a Man Too” is a sequel that didn’t need to be made and it felt like there was no real thought put into it.

The characters do the things that have been seen before in other Vegas movies, they go to the strip club, they gamble with some having more success than others, they have a nice expensive room, and there is a scene in jail.

The story is so cliched and lazy that it is hard to take seriously. Despite that, though, the film does have some funny moments which keep it from being a complete waste of time.

The characters are also, for the most part, played well by the cast, who have all returned from the first movie. They all understand who their characters are and the performances come off as honest and real. That is except for Kevin Hart, who is just being loud the entire film.

The humor and acting isn’t enough to save this sequel, though, as it comes down to a simple “seen one Vegas movie, seen them all.” Wait for this one to come out on DVD. 2 out of 5.

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Author: Matthew Liedke

My name is Matthew Liedke. I'm a reporter for the Bemidji Pioneer in Minnesota, but I also have a passion for the art of film. This passion led me to start writing about film in 2008. From 2008-2016 I wrote pieces at my own website, After the Movie Reviews. Then, from 2016-May 2018, my write-ups were featured on AreaVoices, a blog network run by Forum Communications Company. Today, I now write film reviews and other pieces here on Word Press. More about me: I'm a 2012 graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead where I studied journalism and film. Outside of film, I enjoy sports, video games, anime and craft beers.

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