Barbershop: The Next Cut Reviews
Barbershop: The Next Cut
Lee knows it is the White House party of the parties. Everybody would want to be in it and everyone would want to have a big chunk of that cake. And offering them enough space to come in and present their show as they feel, the director, Malcolm D. Lee is rearranging the shuffled acts into one big discussion. Yes. Discussion is what the film feels like. And to be honest, it is a fair discussion, swooping in every opinion and perspective and idea and even a politically wrong comment. This is how honest, they are, they mock so arrogantly and accepts the insults and repercussions bravely.
In fact, the very first act is it. Ticking for almost the first half, the discussions are the best part of the film, it starts off from fighting over the equality, they find themselves tangled in a long chain, ping pong-ing back and forth, spewing and biting each other trying to prove their superiority sarcastically. The referential comedy is turned to 11. To someone who doesn't come from that background, would get definitely difficult to grab the momentum of the humor.
Another major improvement is scoffing off the limitations that their previous installments had, correcting themselves politically and going toe-to-toe with the generations, the pace has improved and sensitive content juiced up. Ice Cube is still the sober worker in this shop and Cedric still the most drunk one, no new character coming in with their fresh humorous vocab could beat Cedric's comic timing, he has been in their chair for more than a decade ago and that throne is well earned. Barbershop: The Next Cut may feel like the cut that you have been getting over the years, it's just that they have used the wave of the current media into account that will make you feel like you are new, once again.
I really enjoyed this movie! Although I did miss the old "crew" a little bit. I really liked the new characters as well. The combination of Jerrod and Raja together was hilarious. I really enjoyed Common his character, he made a great part of the team. And of course Eddie. I was so glad that he's still there, with all his stories and everything. He for sure is one of my favorite characters!
I think they did great by choosing a subject like this and show what an affect violence has on locals on a daily basis. I really enjoy comedies which tell about a serious object. So yea, I really recommend this movie, and the two before this one, just for fun.
First of all, if you didn't get it from the trailers, this movie really focuses on current social topics like the BLM movement and police brutality, all important things that should be discussed in a civil manner. In the movie I felt more like it was all getting shoved down my throat until I wanted to puke it back up. Honestly, the dialogue regarding these issues felt like a comment thread on someone's Facebook status. It felt forced and just didn't work.
In addition to that, the humor also felt forced and half of the jokes (I knew this was going to happen, and I hated that I was right) were about Nikki Minaj's fake butt and how big it was. Why?? Really, though, WHY??!!! Why do we keep coming back to that? Why is she even in this movie?
Calvin and his son had an interesting side story and honestly that's the only thing that got through the entire film. After I got done I watched the first movie again as a cleanse. Huge disappointment.
"Calvin: [voice over] This is the town I love, a neighborhood of family and friends. And right here at the heart of it all is where everyone comes together: the barbershop"
I really liked the previous films, but this movie is just another way of liberals pushing their views into your heads.