“We ride together, we die together”
Have you ever wanted to watch a film just because you loved the actors/actresses that starred in it? Although many were excited to see Mike (Will Smith) & Marcus (Martin Lawrence) return to the big screen after an abundance of years fans and critics alike didn’t expect the newest entry to live up to the 2000’s classics.
However Bad Boys: For Life blew my expectations out of the water and the film delivered after a 17-year wait.
The wife and son of a Mexican drug lord plan to kill everyone who ended up putting him in prison. This includes Miami Detective Mike Lowrey the cop that arrested him years ago.
Father Time Doesn’t Stop the Action
It’s no secret that Will & Martin aren’t as young as they used to be but that doesn’t stop any of the good stuff. The action scenes are engaging as ever with high-speed chases, gunfights, and burning buildings.
Deeper Than I Originally Thought
Nothing told me that Bad Boys: For Life would be anything more than just your average run of the mill action film. The beginning starts out fairly slow and while it’s enjoyable it’s nothing that truly stands out.
After the film hits the 20-minute mark it picks up and never really takes its foot off the gas.
Weak New Additions
Sadly even though this outing was better than expected that doesn’t mean the newest characters stand their ground among the veterans. The new roles are simply forgettable and are all pretty one-note.
Fans of the previous films will definitely enjoy the way that Mike and Marcus were handled along with some other old faces but new ones not so much.
Just Having Fun
Easily one of the best aspects of this film is that its not a cash grab. It feels like a love letter to the fans of the first two films in the series. After all these years it would be easy to make some money by just throwing in Will Smith and Martin Lawerence.
Instead of that, we’re given a movie that I believe has been pretty overlooked since it’s release.
Will Smith and Martin Lawerence bring their absolute best to the film and it shows throughout. From their action scenes to their dialogue the chemistry they possess is immaculate and it makes me begin to wonder why this entry released so much later after the first two.
While fast cars and gunfights are in just about every action film there’s just something about the creativity used in this motion picture when it comes to the scenes that make me prefer this over your average action film.
There are definitely funny moments throughout the movie and most audiences will get a good laugh just about every other sentence when Marcus is on screen.
Even though the supporting roles are forgettable it doesn’t mean the actors/actresses didn’t perform well just the main focus of the film was on the main duo.
In conclusion, Bad Boys: For Life is a good time and it delivers a well thought out story that easily competes with what the rest of the series had to offer.
2 thoughts on “‘Bad Boys: For Life’ Film Review: Third Time’s a Charm”
I had to like this one. They did a great job of reviving what was good about the others but also bringing the story forward. Plus it was fun.
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Thank you for commenting and I definitely agree! I thought I was in for a disappointment before seeing it but I was pleasantly surprised.