Saturday, January 18, 2020

Bad Boys for Life Review: "We Ride Together, We Die Together. Bad Boys for Life" The Duo are back!

The Hit:

I think the title "Bad Boys for Life" would have worked better if it was for a fourth installment but it's alright I guess. If there is a potential fourth, then they missed an opportunity for "Bad Boys 4 Life". Aside from that, this movie is great.  

Cast: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Paola Nuñez, Kate del Castillo, Joe Pantoliano, Jacob Scipio, Alexander Ludwig, Vanessa Hudgens, Charles Melton 

Pros: I got those classic 90's movies vibe and entertainment. Michael Bay brought the first two movies to life and everyone knows how he does his movies, just entertaining shots, and explosions. This time around we get a new Director and added a little Bay Magic to honor the creator. But what made me choose this movie as my favorite out of the three is that it had a great story. Sure the original two had one yes, but this time around it really focused more on drawing the audience to each original and new character and also expanding the story in a sensical manner. If you are just in it for the entertainment, you'll get that but I loved the fleshed-out story way more. Seeing Will and Martin back together was such a treat and had so many laughs throughout, I missed seeing their chemistry. Although comedic, it has it's serious tones and some moments had me gasp and ask, "I can't believe they did that". New Characters helped balance the old-timers with this generation and that was funny seeing those interactions. 

Cons: There are a few action shots where it is not realistic and I and a friend both said, "Nah that wouldn't happen in real life". But we only got a few of those.

I ended up enjoying this movie and usually, January movies are meant for flicks that end up bombing at the box office. But its been so far so good with the ones I've seen lately. If you are a long time fan of this series you won't leave disappointed. 

Key Info: Rated R. Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime

The Verdict:
GREEN LIGHT (Go See it)

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