Ride Along 2 Both Loud And Flat — A Review Ice Cube and Kevin Hart return for Ride Along 2, a comedy in which their cartoonish personas are stretched to the breaking point. And despite a few chuckles and one inventive moment, the film’s chief achievement is filling its runtime with loudness. Set some time after the events of the first picture, Ice Cube’s James Payton is convinced to bring his soon to be brother-in-law, Hart’s Ben Barber, to Miami for a “milk run.” James’s objective: retrieve a hacker named A.J. to decrypt a flash drive obtained from a weapons smuggler in Atlanta.