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Bad Boys

Published September 20, 2019

Bad Boys

Film info

  • Title Bad Boys
  • Director Michael Bay
  • Year 1995
  • Run time 1hrs 58m
  • Genres Comedy, Action, Crime, Thriller
  • Tagline Whatcha gonna do?

From director Michael Bay and the production team of Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer comes a thrill ride of explosive action from beginning to end. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence team up as partners in crime, crime-fighting that is, in this action-packed flick about a couple of good guys who are real Bad Boys! One hundred million dollars worth of confiscated heroin has just been jacked from police custody. Once the career bust of Detective Mike Lowry (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence), the missing drugs now threaten to shut down the narcotics division of the Miami Police Department. When the drug investigation turns deadly, the murderers kidnap the only witness, a beautiful police information (Téa Leoni) and close friend of the boys, which makes things get personal!

Live blog

TimeComment
2:51Dropping food in someone else’s car is pretty rude, regardless of the price of it.
4:40The music is so 90s drama. Sounds like Speed and Baywatch and all sorts.
11:56“You’re on the mic with Mike.”
13:18That woman’s hair is horrific. Surely that wasn’t in fashion in the 90s?
19:26“He gets rich, but he gets dead.”
26:08Catering!
29:59Two shades of lipstick is smart.
34:42“He doesn’t talk like that, talk like him, you don’t sound sexy enough.”
43:03Haha, guy pretending he lives there and tripping over stuff.
45:31Chet is adorable!
48:47Basketball with a cigar.
54:07Why has Mike the real one got so many pictures of himself though? That’s the real question.
57:09“That zoo you call home.”
1:03:18Why is Téa wearing such a short skirt? If I was on the run from bad guys, I’d be wearing sweats and trainers and ready to run.
1:11:23“This is protective custody?” Shut up bitch, you left the house with a gun and went after the bad guys.
1:22:08“We could sneak up and snuff them both right now.”
1:32:20“That shit be having a slant.” If that basically means fake news, then I’m saying it from now on.
1:35:12It doesn’t really make sense that they would take her, they don’t need her, they just need her dead.
1:42:22Why are they hurriedly shutting the hangar doors, it has no walls?
1:45:50Never, NEVER hide behind the propane tank in a Michael Bay film. Seriously.
1:49:09I feel like they would only lend Bay the hangar that didn’t have walls because they knew what he was going to do with it.

Thoughts

Bit of a weird one this, because Mr C was recommending it before halfway through realising he had meant a totally different film. Luckily for him, this one was still good. It was promoted by Apple, presumably because there is a third one coming out soon, so it’s good timing for us to get on board.

Will Smith is excellent, as always, in fact much better than the other actor which does make it a bit annoying when so much focus is on the other guy. I also couldn’t work out what to make of Téa Leoni. I mean, we know Michael Bay doesn’t know what to do with women but this character’s story arc was the weirdest thing ever.

She didn’t seem that traumatised by what had happened, traipsing around in short skirts and high heels, and then moaned about not being protected before stealing guns and running right into the heart of trouble. When she had to, she was kinda kick-ass which I loved but most of the time I was tearing my hair out at her.

The action was good, the explosions laughable of course, because it’s Michael Bay who just puts things in the movie so that he can blow them up. It’s a meme for a reason. But overall, I enjoyed it and I want to watch the second one so it can’t have been too bad.

Rating: 3 / 5

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