The Bad Boys Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett are back together for one last ride in the highly anticipated Bad Boys for Life.
Plot & Pace
The pacing of this was movie is perfect. It starts fast and with the plot being as interesting as it becomes, you don’t notice the two-hour runtime. Beginning how you’d expect, Mike in the driver seat of an expensive car and Marcus in the passenger seat complaining about the speed they’re going. After 25 years of being on the force, Marcus wants to enjoy civilian life while Mike lives for the thrill of busting criminals. With the partners both trying to convince the other that their way is the best, a dangerous criminal wants Mike dead. Will this situation destroy the marriage-like bond the two have or will it make it stronger? Also, A new group appears on the force that threatens the way Mike does his police work. They are younger, have tons of gadgets, and like to be more tactful than that of Mike, but they have to coexist somehow. Things will never be the same… or will it?
Characters & Chemistry
Will Smith (Mike Lowrey)and Martin Lawrence (Marcus Burnett) have a chemistry that is only rivaled by Kevin Hart and The Rock. It’s effortless as if there’s no script. Joe Pantoliano as Captain Howard is still a pissed Yoda and it’s still funny. The AMMO team of Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, and Paola Nunez were the perfect antithesis of Mike’s way of doing things. The building tension between Smith and Nunez was a subplot in itself. Hudgens is a bad ass, Melton is a smart ass, and Ludwig has a humble giant. Jacob Scipio makes a big splash as a ruthless villain and I can’t wait to see what his future holds. Lastly, Kate Del Castillo was amazing and a little scary. Remind me never to piss her off.
Bad Boys for Life releases in theaters on January 17th. Enjoy the movie.
Director: Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah
Runtime: 2h 3m
Rating: 4 out of 5