The movie "Bad Boys for Life" is an Action movie production.
IMDB rated the movie with 7.5 / 10.
According to Google Users - 88% of the people watched the movie liked the story.
Director: Adil El Arbi, Bilal Falla Actors: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Ann Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, Paola Nunez, Kate del Castillo, Nicky Jam, Joe Pantoliano, Jacob Skipio
Bad Boys for Life has been produced with the budget of Budget: $ 90 million, Fees around the world: $ 425 million. Veterans do not age. Review of the Cat Bagel It has been many years, and Lowry and Burnett are no longer partners. Having quarreled, one of them went to private detectives, the other got stuck in a midlife crisis, at the same time trying to find a new partner for work in the police, but suddenly the hunt begins on both of them. The mysterious avenger dreams of getting even for the death of a certain brother who once crossed the road to "bad guys." Announcement of the film on "Megacritic", which, as usual, was written explicitly after taking mushrooms.
Apparently, in Hollywood, the trend is such, and let's let us spoil the heritage of our ancestors. But it was a significant franchise in the history of modern cinema, cool detectives from the detachment for particularly important matters dissecting the Porsche 911 Turbo in the 90s and the Ferrari Maranello in the zero. What do we see now? It’s also like a Porsche, but it’s not the top one anymore, there’s a toy much more interesting is the Taycan electric hypercar, if the filmmakers wanted to show off, then this train would be it and it would be able to absorb part of the screen time for looking at aging latent homosexuals is not very exciting. Namely, they look like gays and once, the coolest cops in the city of Angels, but not like grated kolaches and veterans of the fight against organized crime.
Mike Lowry (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) are still cool cops in Miami. However, Marcus already badly wants to retire: he had a grandson, who was named after ... Marcus himself, so Marcus wants to spend more time with his family, sit in a chair in front of the TV, sip beer and not risk his life, because at work his life is always in terrible danger, as he - the partner of a completely crazy Mike Lowry.
Meanwhile, in Mexico City, the widow of drug lord Aretas Isabel (Kate del Castillo) is plotting against Mike and is trying on him his son Armando (Jacob Scypio).
Armando arrives in Miami, first arranges a small carnage in the port, and then does pick up Mike on the way out of the courgette, where Marcus once again tried to negotiate with Mike that he will leave in the box, and shoots a brave cop with a submachine gun.
Mike barely survived - he survived three clinical deaths - but modern medicine and not such bad guys put on his feet, so Mike very quickly recovered and even was able to attend the wedding of marcus's daughter, which found out a terrible thing: Marcus really retired and is not going to return.
And Mike, of course, needs to find out who's hunting him and why. However, Captain Howard (Joe Pantoliano), Mike's boss, is vehemently opposed to Mike investigating the case, because he has a classic conflict of interest. But the captain understands that Mike is not the kind of person who can be kept in check, so he attaches Mike as a consultant to the special department of AMMO: these are young guys, well versed in all sorts of computer stuff, they also have serious combat training. The department is headed by hot Latina Rita (Paola Nunez), who met with Mike some time ago.
Next to Mike begin to die people, whom he knows well, and Mike suspects that it is the work of the same shooter. And now Marcus clearly won't be able to retire, because the "bad guys" need to somehow solve this problem.
As you know, the film "Bad Guys" 1995 - a film by Michael Bay and producer Jerry Brookheimer. For the chipmaker Michael Bay it was the first feature film in which he, not wisely, made partners of two black guys: they were played by almost unknown young actors Will Smith (he generally started as a rapper) and serial actor Martin Lawrence. The plot of the film was incredibly stupid and consisted almost of only stamps, but the characters Of Smith and Lawrence very amusingly quarrelled, in the picture there were sloppy races, shot in the original manner, which later became the signature style of Michael Bay, journalists of the film scolded, and he with a budget of only $19 million ka-a-a-a-ak collected the box office as much as $141 million, so that before the budget of only $19 million ka-a-a-a-ak collected the box office as much as $141 million, so that before the budget of only $19 million ka-a-a-a-ak collected the box office as much as $141 million, so that before the budget of only $19 million ka-a-a-a-ak collected the box office as much as $141 million, so that before the budget of only $19 million ka-a-a-a-ak collected the box office as much as $141 million, so that before the budget of only $19 million ka-a-a-a-ak collected the box office as much as $141 million, so that before the budget of only $19 million ka-a-a-a-ak collected the box office as much as $141 million, so that before the budget of only $19 million ka-a-a and how he took advantage of it -- we know.
"The Bad Guys" 1995
Well, what happened to Smith and Lawrence after that - we know too: Smith very quickly became a superstar, receiving $20 million for the film, and Lawrence a couple of times after that also received $20 million, but then pretty quickly deflated, so the superstars did not come out of it.
Bay's second "Bad Guys" and Brookheimer were released eight years later - in 2003. The budget soared to $130 million, a notable portion of which was a smith and Lawrence's, the level of scripted delirium also increased, but Bay in the picture was able to pull back with extremely unreliable, but spectacular chases and skirmishes, and Smith and Lawrence laughed with the sight of stars, aware how cool they are.
"The Bad Guys" 2003
The second part was much more encouraging than the first, but due to the bloated budget fees showed very modest, only $273 million. But the picture at least paid off, so Sony decided that the franchise could be tried to continue.
But with the sequel project, which began to develop almost immediately after the release of the second film, for a long time, something did not add up. After the extremely modest results of the sequel, the studio was not going to invest even more in the budget of the new film, and Will Smith was not ready to cut his standard financial claims, which were formulated simply and clearly as "Twenty for the film", Michael Bay did not want to put a picture with a budget of less than a hundred million, the script was constantly rewritten, as he, according to the producers, was not idiotic enough, as a result, bay refused to work on the trick. after which the studio made a curious move by the horse.
Namely, as directors, they invited two Belgian directors of Moroccan origin Adil El Arbi and Bilal Fallu (these directors attracted attention in Hollywood with their modern adaptation of the story of Romeo and Juliet - the film "Black" shown at the festival), and the final version of the script was written by a certain Chris Bremner, for whom this is the first scripted experience.
The entire budget was $90 million, and, given the situation, no one expected anything good from the prequel at all. Nevertheless, it swept more than successfully, collecting around the world as much as $425 million, and what critics of the prequel traditionally blamed - that's the studio was not at all.
So what did El Arbi and Falla take off? They carefully preserved Michael Bay's traditional approach. To be honest, when I watched this movie, I was sure that Bay was putting it, too. Especially since he is personally present in the picture - in the form of a wedding steward.
Michael Bay in the film
The first two films often copied the plot moves from "Lethal Weapon", especially the second, and in the prequel everything is very similar: Marcus - the same sergeant Murtau, who is too old for this shit, and Mike - like Riggs, who is still crazy. They, however, in support did not allocate the eternally fussy Lio, but in return provided a small squad of talented youth, which Mike at first considers a "school theater circle", but then expected to recognize the merits of the squad, which is even allowed to participate in the deadly adventures of the elusive "bad guys", especially since under the beneficial influence of Mike learned the squad not to pay too much attention to all sorts of instructions.
The level of scripted cretinism has not decreased, but also did not increase - all about the paradigm of the typical Michaelbean battle, where the most important thing - the helicopter in time to topple the main characters, show in the rapid shootout, jaw-dropping punches and hocins, as well as crank up three spectacular chases, and the slower will go what the next supercar chases, the better: we remember how in the second "Bad Guys" Mike carrying cars.
We're used to Michael Bay, we don't pay attention to things like that anymore. And what's not Michael Bay - well, it doesn't give a damn, because El Arby and Fallu are faithful to his covenants.
What's nice is, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence have not yet faded to dangerously gray. They are still energetic, and their dialogues are quite funny, and sometimes there and do slip very successful jokes. (We should listen to how they sound in translation.)
Will Smith at times lets the drama, not too appropriate in this special effect cabbage, but there immediately on the horizon appears Martin Lawrence with a frank buffoonery, after which everything looks as it should look: easy and unstrained.
The AMMO squad at first seemed somewhat far-fetched and even inappropriate (and again it is a stamp of stamps), but it was eventually dealt with very well, so the squad really fit into the picture.
As a result, I looked with pleasure. I did not expect anything special, but I got a wacky, but cheerful, dynamic, spectacular and cheerful action movie, where two fighting horses are not quite old and the furrow is kept evenly, the excellent Joe Pantoliano again lit up in the role of Captain Howard (each appearance in the frame visibly delayed attention from Will Smith), Will Smith demonstrated that he is quite able to pronounce a couple of phrases in Spanish (In the Spanish) and all sorts of chases, shootouts, shooters and jumps looked good, and Luke eventually found his Darth Vader, albeit without a bucket on his head - this is also a notable plus.
In general, a surprisingly decent prequel. Foolish, but quite watchable, and as "Friday night, yes to beer" - and quite in its place, hasta el Fuego. I mean, we'll meet you in the kitchen when you want to fry something while watching.
P. S. In the Spanish-language YouTube actively distributed a video (Spanish), as one terribly popular Youtuber elrubiusOMG (37 million subscribers) with his friend came to the garage to show a friend his new "Porsche", and it turned out that it was "Porsche" Will Smith, on which he rolled in "Bad Guys Forever." And there appeared Will Smith with Martin Lawrence, who bickered in English-Spanish with this Youtuber and his friend. And then they all took pictures together. Of course, it was another promotion, but at the school of Young Catalan all sent each other this video, considering the video a real story, and were delighted with it. I did not dissuade Young Catalan...