the first Bad Boys movie Burnett and Lowery
was the best action duo
Martaugh and Riggs from the Lethal
Weapon series so when we didn’t
see that sequel after 5 years we were
like damn… another one bites
Luckily Marvin Lawrence (Detective Marcus
Burnett) and Philly’s own Will
Smith (Detective Mike Lowery) got their
schedules straight and minds right
(especially my boy Marty Mar!) and
collaborated again with director Michael
Bay (Pearl Harbor and Jerry Bruckheimer
(Pirates of The Caribbean, Black Hawk
Down) for Bad Boys II. This movie is
an action packed two hours and 27 minutes
and I mean action packed! That means
no time to use the bathroom!
Theresa Randle, John Salley and Joe
Pantoliano return and Gabrielle Union
cast as Syd, Marcus’s sister
who works for the government and Jordi
Molla as Johnny Tapia, the resident
This movie is either comedy or action
all the way through and you see the
chemistry is still there between the
two actors. The action scenes are detailed
use great photography and they manage
to sneak in funny lines of course.
There is some great eye candy in the
film being set on the beaches and streets
The special features include production
diaries, deleted scenes, sequence breakdowns,
stunt and visual effect featurettes
and Jay-Z’s “La-La-La” video.
The movie was excellent, not worth the
wait from the previous but clearly
one of if not the best action/comedy
movies in 2003. A summer blockbuster!
This movie has all ingredients for
another sequel and while long in time
the film fills in every possible angle
of the story, a rarity in most films
of this magnitude.
The special features let you get closer
to how the smashing scenes were produced
and what the actors were thinking.
The deleted scenes were minimal and
could have been better but you can’t
make people make mistakes and the outtakes
were good. And how come we couldn’t
get that Shake Your Tailfeather video!
Huge mistake in my (and many guys)
Overall everything considered I’d
give the DVD 4 globes mainly for the
movie. They will probably put both Bad
Boys in a double disk set with more features.
You know how they do nowadays!