Bad Boys Ride or Die

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are back as officers Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett called to action to clear the name of their beloved former captain. As it turns out multiple branches of the Miami law enforcement are inundated with rats and ne’er-do-wells, it’s time to clean house, may the hijinks ensue. Directed by the Belgian duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, this formulaic buddy cop adventure packs in plenty of call backs and cameos from the last 29 years, and, manages to bring the fun and adventure just as audiences have come to expect. While no real stretches in screenwriting and action sequencing have been made, Adil and Bilall have definitely been taking solid notes from previous Bad Boys (1995) Director, Michael Bay, with a few modernized twists to boot, nice. As for Smith and Lawrence, the chemistry and magic is still present, they’re entertainers through and through, solid. It should also be noted, near the top of the list of producers in this franchise remains, of course, the blockbuster maker, Jerry Bruckheimer, say what you will but his formula for cinematic hits works. Running just shy of two hours this romp is rated R for ridiculous, it’s fun, enjoy the show.