Steve Harvey’s “Think Like a Man” was a surprise hit two years ago, surpassing its reported $12 million budget, bringing in a hefty $100 million. So it’s no surprise that the crew is back for more misadventures with “Think Like a Man Too.” This time around, the gang meets up in Las Vegas for a wedding. When do things go according to plan when a movie setting is Vegas? Never, and “Think Like a Man Too” is no exception.
Michael (Terrence J) and Candace (Regina Hall) are eager to tie the knot, but Michael’s overbearing mother, Loretta (Jennifer Lewis), is not making it very easy for them. From sarcastic remarks to booking the room next to the couple, Loretta is determined to ruin anything she can. The rest of the crew begin to show up, with Cedric (Kevin Hart) claiming to have major plans for a bachelor party. The girls plan to go their own way with a similar agenda in mind.
It’s not long before shenanigans begin to unfold, beginning with Cedric’s too-good-to-be-true hotel suite. Naturally, every couple brought relationship issues along. Well, all except Bennett (Gary Owen) and Tish (Wendi McLendon-Covey), who only wish to play slots and watch the “Jersey Boys” Broadway.
After the film re-introduces the characters and their drama, laughter ensues with one mishap after the other. The jokes, situations, and outcomes are very predictable, but “Think Like a Man Too” gets away with it, delivering a great time. It could have gone without the prolonged resolutions in the last half hour, and focused more on the laughs, but it still doesn’t take much away from the fun.
Several celebrities are surprisingly (and hilariously) thrown into the mix for short roles and cameos. This was definitely a bonus that added to the fun. While critics are giving it a thumbs-down, fans love it! If you are a fan of the first chapter, be sure to check it out. “Think Like a Man Too” is rated PG-13 and runs for about an hour and 46 minutes.