Kevin Rodney Sullivan
Cedric The Entertainer
Aside from all of the above though, BARBERSHOP 2 still leans more towards good than it does bad. There's a nice chemistry between the main cast members that permeates the film and helps make the friendships feel authentic. Add to that the fact that Cedric the Entertainer is one funny mofo and that the BARBERSHOP series serves up plenty of great one-line zingers that you'll want to write down and use with all your friends-- especially if your group of friends include large black women. You'll still get a lot of the movie-of-the-week fluff throughout, but pretty much all of it involves Ice Cube and he makes his character come through well enough for us to actually give two bits. Overall, BARBERSHOP 2 is a movie that isn't necessarily a waste of time, but pales in comparison to the original. It doesn't pack the same punch in terms of edge and definitely takes a sharper turn into the mainstream, but I'd be a liar to say I didn't giggle more than a few times. It's not nearly as lame as the previews and trailers let on. Check it out if you're a huge fan of the original installment, but cross your fingers in hopes that the upcoming BEAUTY SHOP doesn't completely shame what's shaped up to be a solid series.
Full-Length Audio Commentary by Director Kevin Rodney Sullivan and Producers Robert Teitel and George Tillman, Jr.: A drop off from the previous track (as usual when producers decide we care to hear them out), we get a more subdued explanation of the filming process and the trio's thoughts on the flick. There's nothing boring or anything, it's just that I'm getting tired of hearing people sit around and talk about how they dug up this obscure actress or this great location.
Deleted Scenes and Outtakes: You'll be able to enjoy six deleted scenes from the movie. They're available with an introduction from the cast, with a director's audio commentary or just straight up. They're all pretty decent, but one in particular cracked me up. It shows a pair of Japanese tourists who show up in the barbershop and ask to be hooked up like Beyoncé and Busta Rhymes. I guess you had to be there. You'll also be treated to a six-minute long outtakes reel showing the usual mix of messed up lines, pranks and people falling.
Music Videos: Two videos are included, those being "Not Today" by Mary J. Blige featuring Eve and "I Can't Wait" by Sleepy Brown featuring Outkast. I guess they forgot to include "I Don't Like the Hip Hop" by The Shootin' Surgeon featuring Indiana Sev.
You'll also get a Photo Gallery of cast and set shots as well as the Theatrical Trailer.