The original Barbershop was a cute enough movie, but this one stops having fun. Realizing they had a good thing in Cedric the Entertainers character of Eddiethe wisecracking barber with a controversial sense of humorthey practically hand the new film over to him. They shouldve left him in the corner, providing the occasional quip rather than giving him a big background story. Taking away from the fun is a script that cleans up Eddies barbed tongue so as to avoid the kind of controversies that swirled around the first movie. Ice Cube is good in the film, but the story of his Calvins struggle to save the barbershop from evil land developers feels like a rehash of the first film. The movie also stands as a poor excuse to launch Queen Latifahs attempt at a franchise, with her making a cameo as a character that will show up in this years Beauty Shop. Shes not funny, and neither is the movie.