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Your Quick & Simple Review: Bad Boys For Life

So 17 years after Bad Boys II and 25 years after Bad Boys, we finally have the third installment in the series.  Usually, when movies take that long to come out with the sequel, it ends up being a big waste of time and money.  However, that isn’t the case here at all.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying this was a great movie, it was good.  It just didn’t have the action impact like in number two.  I thought there were some corny moments in some action sequences that could have been done better and a lil more aggressive.   Maybe that would have happened if Michael Bay was directing.

What makes this story work, for me, is how the characters kinda make fun of themselves.  In the first film, Marcus & Mike (Martin Lawrence & Will Smith), were the young guns that did whatever ever it takes to get the bad guys.  But now, time’s caught up with them, mostly Marcus, and they aren’t the bulletproof cops they once were.  And the jokes about how they’ve changed or better put, gotten old, added some much appreciated comic relief.

I also enjoyed watching, what seemed like, most of the entire original cast coming back for this third film.  In doing that it made it kind of important to have seen the previous films if you wanted to pick up on some of the references from the other films.

Even though I don’t think this is the best one in the trilogy, the story is still good and it’s fun.  it will still be a good way to spend a few bucks this weekend.

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