In 2012, Think Like a Man directly tested the old adage that one can make a movie out of anything – in this case, out of comedian Steve Harvey’s relationship advice book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. While critical reviews rarely rated the flick above the level of, “Well, that was pretty decent,” Think Like a Man took in a respectable-enough box office take to warrant a sequel.
The first trailer for Think Like a Man Too shows off the return of the original film’s cast as they land in Las Vegas for an eagerly awaited wedding. As couples split off into dueling bachelor and bachelorette parties, many hijinks and (attempted) acts of debauchery ensue.
Think Like a Man Too features a sprawling comedic ensemble that includes Romany Malco (Weeds), Michael Ealy (Almost Human), Taraji P. Henson (The Karate Kid), Kevin Hart (About Last Night), Regina Hall (The Best Man Holiday), and Terrence Jenkins (The Game), among many others.
Despite all of the talent on display, one can’t help but feel a little disappointed by Think Like a Man Too‘s preview. Staging a comedic sequel in a vacation destination is already quite the cliché, and Las Vegas has been the location of a bevy of recent lackluster comedies. Additionally (so far as the trailer shows), Think Like a Man Too doesn’t seem to do anything especially unique with its Sin City backdrop.
Thus, it will inevitably fall to the movie’s script and the considerable chops of its principal cast to carry Think Like a Man Too. In the best-case scenario, Think Like a Man Too could be one of the summer’s most crowd-pleasing comedies; in the worst, it could be little more than a group of funny people taking a filmed vacation.
Think Like a Man Too will arrive in theaters on June 20th, 2014.