Dir; Adil and Bilail. Starring; Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens. R. Color. 124 minutes.
This is no doubt an idiotic movie. But for what it is, “Bad Boys For Life” is admittedly fun and a huge step up from the previous installment. The jokes are relevant and the action scenes are, for the most part mind you, coherent to follow. I was expecting nothing short of scraping the bottom of the barrel. Turns out mindless entertainment can still hold its wait when understanding and embracing how stupid it is. Nine out of ten people will be bobbing their heads to the beat as the credits roll.
“Bad Boys For Life” is the ultimate turn off your brain experience without actually insulting your intelligence on purpose. Will Smith returns as our old favorite Mike Lowrey attempting to bring out his trying to be retired ex-partner Marcus (Martin Lawrence) back into the fold as Lowrey is being hunted by a mysterious hitman connected with Mexican drug trafficking. And…that’s the plot.
Shoot outs, sexy people, and funny comments ensue. There is however no denying the fact that Smith and Lawrence have chemistry. You can also see the noticeable difference in action quality now that Michael Bay is no longer at the helm and just blowing up everything with no sense of spacial cognizant awareness. Bay’s cameo is the only time I wanted to puke, as opposed to when he directs movies and I want to hurl from start to finish.
Will Smith has made some really, really bad movies in his career. But one cannot argue that he is a bonafide movie star and “Bad Boys For Life” brings that out in all of the right ways. Combined with Martin Lawrences’s knack for one liners and the fun core of this franchise is back. Side characters are absolute garbage. The ending action sequence is ridiculous, but you can at least understand what is happening on screen from shot to shot. Smith and Lawrence make this film. Do not expect an action classic. However, as far as popcorn movies go, “Bad Boys For Life” is surprisingly not a waste of money.
Suck Factor: 3 out of 7 (7 means your movie really SUCKS!)
Written by Byrd
The SUCK FACTOR, how it works. We have flipped the rating system upside down. If a film is classic, it gets a 0. Meaning that movie has 0 SUCKS. If a film is complete trash you must avoid at all costs, it gets a 7, meaning this movie really SUCKS!