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Bad Boys for Life (2020)

Directed by Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah

Action | Crime | Thriller

Most recently watched by sleestakk, sleestakk

Overview

Marcus and Mike are forced to confront new threats, career changes, and midlife crises as they join the newly created elite team AMMO of the Miami police department to take down the ruthless Armando Armas, the vicious leader of a Miami drug cartel.

Rated R | Length 124 minutes

Actors

Joe Pantoliano | Michael Bay | Will Smith | Theresa Randle | Alexander Ludwig | Kate del Castillo | Vanessa Hudgens | Martin Lawrence | DJ Khaled | Paola Nuñez | Massi Furlan | Happy Anderson | Jennifer Badger | Bianca Bethune | Nicky Jam | Derrick Gilbert | Charles Melton | Jay Dubb | Jacob Scipio | Emily Towles | Scott Rapp | Melissa Kennemore | Dennis Greene

Viewing Notes

Had an AList to burn so decided to see this again since it’s still in Dolby. Curious if I’ll still love it on the rewatch.

Yep! Love this movie. Still wish they didn’t make the mistake with the timeline which I noticed this time it’s called out when Marcus says in the beginning they’ve been partners for 25years. So weird they let that get thru or didn’t ADR a correction later in the film. Ah well

I’d love to see a sidequel with the AMMO squad. Vanessa Hudgens is fucking fierce! Dig both Ludwig and Melton too. Really crazy that Paola Nuñez is billed after them even tho she’s their leader and had a bigger role in the movie! Oh that’s right… she hasn’t been in a big Hollywood flick before. Such bullshit.

Anyways I teared up a few times. Why I think this is the best entry is that it has more heart and presents these guys beyond their glory years reflecting on the past and looking forward to what life means to them now. That Will Smith is my age is not lost on me. Also really like how this movie looks and was shot. Nice angles and setpieces. I will own this someday and watch it over and over.

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