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17th January
2020
written by Adam

Buddies and cops, Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) find themselves questioning retirement; meanwhile, an old grudge from the past returns with deadly intent forcing the hand of fate. But, not being ones to roll over easily, Mike and Marcus decide to take one last ride to finish what’s been started. Directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah this easy setup to an already well established franchise is totally superfluous and gratuitous, yet checks all the necessary boxes to deliver exactly what fans might hope for; large set piece destruction and action choreography, witty one liners, and oodles of cinematic charisma from two well loved and established leading men. Predictable, simple, and low in nutrition value, not every film can be a balanced meal, and, that’s okay, what we’re talking about here is simple popcorn chomping entertainment and escapism for a little over two hours, done and done. Plus, additional chuckles and support from rest of the ensemble including Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Paola Nuñez, Charles Melton, and Joe Pantoliano, there’s clearly more left in the tank. Bad Boys for Life is rated R.

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