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Rating: 6 stars

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NWI buddy cop sequel miami drug running drug smuggling cuba vomit funeral home car chase shootout undercover

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Seen on: 01/17/2020

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Bad Boys II (2003)

Directed by Michael Bay

Action | Crime

Most recently watched by sleestakk, lolareels, noahphex, BTSjunkie

Overview

Out-of-control, trash-talking buddy cops Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey of the Miami Narcotics Task Force reunite, and 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 Marcus discovers that playboy Mike is secretly romancing Marcus’ sexy sister.

Rated R | Length 147 minutes

Actors

Peter Stormare | Jon Seda | Michael Shannon | Joe Pantoliano | Michael Bay | Will Smith | Theresa Randle | Henry Rollins | Gabrielle Union | Antoni Corone | Jordi MollĂ  | Otto Sanchez | Yul Vazquez | Oleg Taktarov | Martin Lawrence | John Salley | Jason Manuel Olazabal | Jay Rasumny | Peter Donald Badalamenti II | Jessica Sutta | Ron Madoff | Gary Nickens | Donald Dowd | Bianca Bethune | Dennis Greene

Viewing Notes

So I finally watched this. Had never been eager to cross this one off the list b/c I’ve always heard mixed reactions but I know there are fans. Decided to watch both Bad Boys films so I can go see the third film in the theater. Glad both are on Netflix streaming. This movie isn’t as good as the previous film but it has its moments. Was weird b/c some scenes I distinctly recall seeing. Maybe I’ve seen them somewhere (the 360 shootout in the Haitian house is very memorable to me) but I definitely haven’t seen the entire movie until tonight.

I give it plus marks for the chemistry (again) and esp. how funny Martin Lawrence is in this. He’s really great. Also a + for that ridiculous car chase w/the car hauler and Haitians. There was a time when I would’ve rolled my eyes at the massive shootout around a pile-up of civilian vehicles but now that we’ve seen it happen (in Florida no less!) it doesn’t seem all that crazy now. That entire setpiece is bananas.

Average marks for the silly story of drug running Ecstasy pills and how overly complex they make it. The nods to John Woo action were funny but also goofy at times. Fun to see Michael Shannon but he’s so poorly used (yes, I know this is before it broke it big but still). Stormare also poorly used.

Low marks for blowing up iguanas! Also there is no reason a movie like this should be 2.5 hours long. Like WTF. There’s so much fat on this (mainly around this stupid plot w/the drugs and whatnot) including a second car chase. After a while I’m just numb to it all waiting for it to end. This has 4 or 5 acts and needed only 3. I don’t think I’d watch this one again. Curious how the new movie is given the 17 year span between films.

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