Detective Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) confesses to his long-time partner Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) his plans to retire after celebrating the birth of his new grandson; that is, until Lowery endures a shooting by known assassin Armando Armas (Jacob Scipio) at a small get together. The investigators then reunite for one last mission to track down the killer and restore justice to their neighborhood. Directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah and co-starring Vanessa Hudgens and Alexander Ludwig.~Maggie Sadler
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Posted . Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
crazy fun movie action packed and imax enhanced demo quality
We had to wait a long time to get this addition to the franchise. It didn't let viewers down. Martin Lawrence and Will Smith did it again. I also have a huge crush on Vanessa Hudgens, and was pleasantly surprised to see that she was a part of the cast!
Really good movie! Very worthy addition to the Bad Boys series. I recommend it.
Also if you're going to pick it up, get the steelbook of its still avaliable. The artwork on it is really cool in person. The pictures on here don't do it justice.
Unless you are new to the series, BAD BOYS needs no introduction, the duo Mike played by Will Smith and Marcus Burnett by Martin Lawrence has been quite active and had brought overflowing manifolds topologies in terms of Action & Comedy since their formation in 1995. Fast forward to 2020, after a huge hiatus, they again bashed the big screen at the end of last month with absolutely smashing comeback ‘BAD BOYS FOR LIFE’. My hubby and I are an avid fan of Will Smith and its been a year, we didn’t watch any of his movies so it was a must watch for us..
Last month we watched this movie on the second day-second show of release at Forum Shanti Niketan with 4DX effects. And yes the revamp third installment of an old series,From the very beginning of this movie, you are guaranteed to hooked in and its gonna beguiled both, your eyes and ears too.
This engrossing movie kicks-off with highly hilarious moment set off in a car at the aisle of Miami Beach where Mike nailed the steering wheel with his driving force towards the hospital and I think without a speedometer(hehee!) and Marcus being besides the driver’s seat, he is hilariously yelling and scared like he’s gonna die by Mike’s daredevil driving… This is merely at the beginning scene, just imagine, what this powerhouse characters propound throughout its run? for that you definitely need to watch this action, comedy and mystery packed movie.
After an immense successful first two season, both the leads are reprising their iconic role as Detectives in this movie too and we are delighted that the exciting chemistry between them is dynamically queer and uniquely comic as ever. Mike portrayed an eminent man of great intelligence with playful charms and macho charisma while Marcus apart from detective, is a very humble family man with surprising aplomb, who comforts and support Mike personally and professionally as he is like a family to him. Though it gives an impression of On and Off kinda nervous state at one point between the two; many thoughts come to our mind like, Will Marcus leave Mike? Does Mike need to handle the crisis alone? but the movie got the elements of hope and you’ll find yourself oddly rooting for this detective couple and yes! Marcus ends-up by rallying with Mike in his downcast phase of life and at the same time, the duo’s effect is as stupendous as the title and stay true to the movie name.
Apart from the main two leads, few of the supporting characters from the first two series make an appearance too and one of them is Theresa Randle as Theresa Burnett( Marcus’s wife) brings a light entertainment with a lot more laughter in betwixt plus lots of talented actors like Vanessa Hudgens features as Kell, Alexander Ludwig as Dorn, Paola Nunez as Rita and Charles Melton as Rafe, are the part of a special force and this group also diligently indulge in investigating Detective Mike’s case along with Mike and Marcus to find the missing pieces of the puzzle that make storyline little interesting but its a real treat to see them.
The style and nerve with which the Mexican Actress Kate del Castillo portrayed the role of dark, mysterious and Two-faced woman as Isabel is very catchy and garnered attention with her acting skills, skilfully plan to take a revenge, also Jacob Scipio, a well-rounded actor as Armando justified the role of Isabel’s son with high spirits in terms of action, giving you one more reason to watch this movie.
Though the plot is quite common and filled with lots of twists and unexpected additions to the story, it overwhelmingly fun plus fill the bill movie and you won’t be disappointed to watch it one time.
When I first learned there was a new Bad Boys movie in production, I was so excited. I eagerly looked forward to more of the quirky lines- like, "two witches of the sea". I imagined the quirky comebacks and all of the action and excitement of seeing the bad boys together again at last! I was prepared for more of the same that we've experienced in the first two installments.
That was not actually what was presented here...yes, there is still the excitement, and loads of action. But something was different...When I finished watching, I was perplexed because though I really enjoyed the movie, it just wasn't...the same.
Then I got it...they are both older, wiser, more mature...and more fed up with the crap that comes with being a cop...it would have been a serious mistake to play them off as 30 somethings, when indeed, they are not--and we, as fans shouldn't expect them to be! I realized that what was so different was that Bad Boys For Life was classy.
I believe this movie had a different director than the first two, maybe that was where the turn was made, but however it happened, it was needed for this version to be the masterpiece that it is, and not just another sequel.
From the threshed out story line (not going to give any spoilers, but lots gets explained here), to the overall level of maturity, it was the perfect movie that was adjusted to suit our own levels of maturity as viewers (who are years older now as well). It was left open for future movies, and I, for one, REALLY want to see another one made...
That's all I will say, because I do not want to spoil the movie for anyone, but let me just say that I am pretty sure that anyone and everyone will enjoy Bad Boys For Life.