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Tim Story
Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Gabrielle Union, La La Anthony, Kevin Hart, Romany Malco
Writing Credits:
Keith Merryman and David A. Newman

In the highly anticipated sequel, which was inspired by Steve Harvey's best-selling book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, 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.

Box Office:
$24 million.
Opening Weekend
$29,241,911 on 2,225 Screens.
Domestic Gross

Rated PG-13

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
English DTS-HD MA 5.1
English Descriptive Audio Service
French DTS-HD MA 5.1
Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Portuguese DTS-HD MA 5.1
Thai Dolby Digital 5.1
Chinese Traditional
Supplements Subtitles:
Chinese Traditional

Runtime: 106 min.
Price: $35.99
Release Date: 9/16/2014

• Six Deleted Scenes
• Gag Reel
• “Think Like a Man Too According to Kevin Hart” Featurette
• “The Ultimate Sequel” Featurette
• “Lights, Camera, Vegas!” Featurette
• “Comedy Las Vegas Style” Featurette
• Previews


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Think Like A Man Too [Blu-Ray] (2014)

Reviewed by Colin Jacobson (September 14, 2014)

While it broke no box office records, 2012’s Think Like a Man turned a profit and became a decent little hit. That became enough for it to spawn a sequel, one that arrives via 2014’s Think Like a Man Too.

Back in the first film, we met four couples and followed their ups and downs. In Too, one of the couples plans to marry, so the film takes us to Las Vegas to celebrate the impending nuptials of Michael (Terrence J) and Candace (Regina Hall). The movie follows pre-wedding parties as well as complications among the various couples.

Although the first film didn’t reinvent any wheels, it offered an entertaining little romantic comedy, with an emphasis on various trends among men and women in couples. Based on Steve Harvey’s advice book, it managed to show those traits in an enjoyable manner.

Too takes the same characters and essentially disposes with any of the original movie’s sense of reality. Sure, it nods in the direction of its predecessor’s themes and gives us a smidgen of exploration, but these elements feel gratuitous.

Instead, Too exists to exploit Vegas for comedic notions – with “exploit” being a loose term. At times the movie feels like a long ad for Sin City, with gobs of product placement on display. I won’t say the participants feel like props among all the glitz and flash, but I have to wonder if the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce got a producer credit here.

Even without that side of things, Too disappoints due to the generic feel of its comedy. It comes with a wide roster of talented actors but gives them stale, predictable material to enact. Sure, the first film didn’t give us particularly inventive bits but it demonstrated its own personality, a facet the doesn’t appear here.

One change comes from the more prominent presence of Kevin Hart. While he played a significant role in the prior movie, he dominates Too. Clearly a reflection of Hart’s increased popularity/status over the last two years, Hart’s style of comedy runs rampage all over Too, and that’s fine – to a degree. I like Hart, but the movie doesn’t allow balance among the various characters. We get so much of Hart that no one else finds room to breathe.

Too moves at a reasonable rate and even with the negatives, it remains watchable. However, it loses much of the personable energy found in the original movie, as it shoots for nutty hijinks rather than character truths. Expect a series of occasionally amusing set pieces but not much depth or real charm.

The Blu-ray Grades: Picture B+/ Audio B/ Bonus C-

Think Like a Man Too appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.40:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. This became a pleasant presentation.

Sharpness was almost always positive. A minor amount of softness crept into a couple of long shots, but otherwise the image remained tight and well-defined at all times. I noticed no issues with shimmering or jaggies, and edge haloes failed to appear. Print flaws also failed to mar the presentation.

Too went with an amber-influenced palette. Within the movie’s color design, the tones seemed solid. Blacks were dark and deep, while shadows demonstrated nice smoothness. The disc offered a consistently satisfying image.

As for the DTS-HD MA 5.1 mix of Too, it showed scope typical of the rom-com soundfield. This meant a limited soundscape without much to make it stand out from the crowd. The club shots added a bit of immersiveness, as did a few other exteriors, but those instances remained fairly infrequent. Most of the flick came with a lot of ambience and not much else.

Audio quality seemed good. Speech was distinctive and natural, without edginess or other issues. Music seemed warm and lush, while effects showed nice clarity and accuracy. Again, nothing about the mix impressed, but it suited the story.

A modest set of extras fills out the disc. A Gag Reel runs four minutes, 33 seconds and provides typical fare, as it gives us mistakes and goofiness. It’s pretty mediocre.

Six Deleted Scenes fill a total of six minutes, 47 seconds. For the most part, these show minor extensions or other inconsequential tidbits. The biggest comedic piece focuses on the ladies’ party bus, while a more dramatic sequence adds to Zeke’s development. They’re decent clips but nothing better.

Four featurettes follow. Think Like a Man Too According to Kevin Hart lasts five minutes, six seconds and provides actor Hart’s recap of the story. It’s mildly funny.

During the 10-minute, 44-second The Ultimate Sequel, we hear from Hart director Tim Story, producer Will Packer, and actors Michael Ealy, Terrence J, Romany Malco, Jerry Ferrara, Gary Owen, Regina Hall, Jenifer Lewis, Gabrielle Union, Taraji P. Henson, Meagan Good, and Wendi McLendon-Covey. The featurette looks at the development of the sequel, story/character areas, cast and performances, and Story’s work on the set. We get some decent shots from the production but this remains a fluffy, promotional piece.

Lights, Camera, Vegas! goes for six minutes, six seconds and offers info from Story, Henson, Terrence J, Hart, Malco, Ferrara, Good, Union, Owen, Hall, Ealy, Packer, executive producer Glenn Gainor, and actor LaLa Anthony. The piece examines the Vegas sets. Like the movie itself, it often feels like an ad for Sin City.

Finally, we find Comedy Las Vegas Style. It occupies eight minutes, 48 seconds with notes from Packer, Hart, Union, Ferrara, Malco, Story, Henson, Owen, Hall, and Good. The participants offer some anecdotes, most of which involve kidding around and joking about the others. It offers mild amusement.

The disc opens with ads for No Good Deed, Annie (2014), When the Game Stands Tall and 22 Jump Street. Previews includes these clips as well as promos for What If and About Last Night. No trailer for Think shows up here.

After an enjoyable first film, Think Like a Man Too sags. While it gives us some amusement, it comes with a variety of flaws that ensure it never becomes better than mediocre. The Blu-ray offers very good picture along with appropriate audio and mostly forgettable bonus materials. I liked the original movie but the sequel leaves me cold.

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