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Bad Boys II

Published September 28, 2019

Bad Boys II

Film info

  • Title Bad Boys II
  • Director Michael Bay
  • Year 2003
  • Run time 2hrs 26m
  • Genres Action, Crime, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
  • Tagline If you can't stand the heat, get out of Miami

The action and comedy never stop when superstars Martin Lawrence and Will Smith reunite as out-of-control trash-talking buddy cops. Bullets fly, cars crash, and laughs explode as they pursue a whacked-out drug lord from the streets of Miami to the barrios of Cuba. But the real fireworks result when Lawrence discovers that playboy Smith is secretly romancing his sexy sister, Gabrielle Union.

Live blog

Time Comment
3:07 P Diddy and Dr Dre as music consultants, eh.
5:42 Michael Bay’s name appears with fire behind it… is he taking the piss out of himself now?
9:39 Slo-mo bullet is more scary than you’d think.
19:01 Oh no, he can’t transfer!
20:34 “That’s like a big-ass puddle wrapped in blue plastic.”
27:02 Feel like everyone’s just over-watching each other.
29:54 All these muscle cars, it’s like Fast & Furious.
31:47 She going forward and back like in Austen Powers. Haha.
39:10 “This job is rugged.” That’s one word for it.
48:36 Somehow they make the rundown houses look amazing. Our rundown houses just look rubbish.
56:30 “We are partners… with boundaries.”
1:09:17 Loving Fletcher. I like the people that are left in the office doing the less flashy hard graft.
1:18:04 The houses on stilts are mad.
1:26:52 I don’t think it really counts as being undercover, if you storm into a room shouting and waving your badge around.
1:28:54 Not very subtle on the Pepsi placement there.
1:30:31 “This has got to be the worst, most emotional, cop week of my life.”
1:44:21 Ridiculous to hide with the body. RIDICULOUS.
1:52:05 TANK! That really is bringing the noise.
1:55:34 “Stop that boat.” How?
2:01:55 Michael Bay’s not subtle but he does have some epic shot choices.
2:04:25 I love a plan that involves an iguana.
2:12:32 “I guess I missed the part of the meeting where you drive through the dining room.”

Thoughts

This felt like two different films. The first was quite similar to the previous Bad Boys movie, although it felt like they upped the comedy quite a lot. I was certainly laughing more than I’d expected. And then, when the whole gang turned up in Cuba, the film became out and out action. There were some gorgeous shots, it was like Top Gun!

I feel like the movie was better than the first one, but it still wasn’t quite right. The tone was a bit weird, without me being able to put my finger on anything specific. I did enjoy whenever the swimming pool broke, though. That was fun.

Rating: 3 / 5

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