Bad Boys For Life

The Bad Boys are no longer boys any more. Mike Lowery (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) find them selves at odds when Marcus decides trade in his badge for retirement. But Mike’s past has different plans this duo. Teaming up with new kids on the block A.M.M.O may be the only way to teach these old dogs new tricks before Mike’s past or father time catches up to them.

For fans that were disappointed by Will Smith’s The Gemini Man, This film looks to be his do over. Change around the scenery and throw out the the de-aging cgi and whala we have Bad Boys For life. The director Duo Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi departs from the most of former director Michael Bay’s stylization, but they manage to pump new blood into this 25 year old franchise. That leaves the audience wanting more of the new Bad Boy’s and friends.

17 years after Bad Boys 2 we pick up with  Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnete in an to  familiar high speed chase, Filled with the bickering of individuals who spends too much time together. They spend no time running from the fact these are not the same characters we last seen 17 years ago, They have aged and are settling into a new aspect of life some better than others. As Mike and Marcus race for their future, Mike’s past literally catches up to him at the finish line. Causing Marcus to reevaluate his life decisions, while at same time sending Mike on a one way trip to Mexico to Reunite with his first love. The must enlist the help of AMMO, The Next generation of Bad Boys and Girls if they want to make it back to Miami in one piece.

This movie does great at not shying away from the fact that our main protagonists are growing in age. While my biggest gripe with this film is the fact that I just seen Will Smith go toe to toe with his younger self with in the last 90 days. I must say I liked it a bit better in this universe. The Addition of team AMMO ( Vanessa Hudgens, Charles Melton, Alexander Ludwig) leaves us with a great young cast to continue the future Bad Boys with. Overall this movie is a beautifully shot film definitely worth the price of admission. Another great this is that it does not require the viewer to see its predecessors.

If you looking for a better version of The Gemini Man, look no further. This buddy cop film hits all the notes you are looking for in a Bad Boys Film, while at the same time revamping this beloved franchise.

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