Though it's been about twenty years since they have spoken with one another, two estranged soul-singing legends agree to participate in a reunion performance at the Apollo Theater to honor their recently deceased band leader.
As Carl Black gets the opportunity to move his family out of Chicago in hope of a better life, their arrival in Beverly Hills is timed with that city's annual purge, where all crime is legal for twelve hours.
An aimless young man who is scalping tickets, gambling, and drinking, agrees to coach a Little League team from the Cabrini Green housing project in Chicago as a condition of getting a loan from a friend.
It's been more than 10 years since our last appointment at Calvin's Barbershop. Calvin and his longtime crew are still there, but the shop has undergone some major changes. Most noticeably, our once male-dominated sanctuary is now co-ed. The ladies bring their own flavor, drama and gossip to the shop challenging the fellas at every turn. Despite the good times and camaraderie within the shop, the surrounding community has taken a turn for the worse, forcing Calvin and our crew to come together to not only save the shop, but their neighborhood.Written by
It's an alright third part of the (now) Barbershop trilogy.
Not that very many people actually asked for a third one but yeah it didn't turn out too bad, not as good as the first (which to me is a borderline classic) but slightly better than the second (which to me was just okay).
Not tremendously many surprises to be found, mostly consisting of people discussing various topics in a barbershop per usual. This time though often in a more serious tone as opposed to the previous films where it was mostly about the jokes (and yes black lives matters etc are covered in the topics but not to the point that it gets exhausting they do mix it up a bit).
Most of the old cast have been replaced with new characters, Ice Cube, Cedric and Eve are the only barbers to return in this movie.
Troy Garrity and Sean Patrick Thomas does both show up but they've left the barbershop and only serves as cameos this time around.
Michael Ealy and Leonard Earl Howze (African dude) are nowhere to be found.
The newer recruits are mostly okay though albeit can't really fill the big shoes the original gang left, Common might be an exception though, always found him to be one of the better rappers turned actors. Nicki Minaj mostly serves as eye-candy but it works.
Also JB Schmoove replaces DeRay Davis (who has said not even to been asked to return) as the 'hustle guy', I don't think they are the same character per sé but they don't really differ a whole lot.
Tyga who I'm not really much of a fan of I must admit is pretty good as a gang member in this.
Anyway overall, watchable for sure but if they do a fourth one they have to switch things up a bit more.
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