Bad Boys For Life ★★★★ Letterboxd Score
Direction by: Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah
Screenplay: Chris Bremner, Peter Craig, and Joe Camahan
Starring: Will Smith, Martin Lawerence, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig
Sony Pictures, In theatres January 17th
We have this obsession with seeing things reimagined from the past. Everything from our past is seemingly making a comeback. 25 years later we have another Bad Boys movie. Marcus and Mike are back again and older than ever. We start right where we left off, with an unnaturally orange sky in the background of Miami’s skyline. The one thing that they did right was leaving Michael Bay behind.
A story that leaves you feeling satisfied. We spend a majority of the movie trying to convince Marcus to get back into fighting the bad guys with the help of AMMO. A task force designed for the more intense criminal activities that happen in Metro Miami. When Marcus decides to finally retire, Mike is forced to work with AMMO where they clash because of obvious disagreements in how to serve justice. Eventually, Marcus is convinced to reunite as the Bad Boys this is where the action starts and the jaws drop. You find out some interesting details about the life of Mike before he met and teamed up with Marcus which leads them to a rogue mission to Mexico.
Directors Arbi and Fallah take all the redeeming elements from Bay’s style and implement them very well as to not feel too far off from the original films. You get exactly what you expect, cheap thrills, scantily clad woman and racy jokes. If you are familiar and enjoyed the previous two movies, then you will absolutely love this one. For me, it hit all the points; Comedic, Action, Engaging plot, and Nostalgia. What else are you going to watch, Dolittle?