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Bad Boys for Life Succeeds Where Gemini Man Fails


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Bad Boys For Life Review
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I have never understood why people love The Bad Boys franchise so much. Sure the franchise has no shortage of cool action scenes and comedy. But then, it also has no general storyline. And so when I heard it was getting a third installment, I didn’t expect anything special.

However, after seeing Bad Boys For Life, I have to say, I’ve never been so happy to be so wrong.

As expected from any movie with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, Bad Boy 3 has amazingly good comedy. The duo showed that they could still bring it, even after all this time.

However, the best part of Bad Boys For Life was its storyline. 

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in Bad Boys For life (Bad Boys For Life Movie Review)
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in Bad Boys For life (Credit: Sony Pictures)

Don’t get me wrong. The movie was still as predictable as hell. But I NEVER expected such an emotional and well-executed story from a Bad Boys movie.

Bad Boys For Life follows Miami detective, Mike Lowery (Will Smith), who, after getting shot, enlists his retired partner Marcus (Martin Lawrence) to help bring the culprits to justice. Mike, however, soon discovers that the people behind his shooting are wife and son of a Mexican drug lord he brought down long ago. And now some of his past sins are returning to haunt him.

But the mind-blowing moment came when we discovered that Mike had an affair with the drug lord’s wife. And that affair led to the birth of their son— whom she is now using to get her revenge.

Unexpected right?

At this point, I couldn’t help but compare this portion of Bad Boys 3 to another movie that saw Will Smith hunted by another progeny of his.

The movie in question? Gemini Man.

Will Smith's  Gemini Man
Will Smith’s Gemini Man

The difference is, in Gemini Man, it’s a clone hunting Will Smith’s character down, and not his natural-born child.

However, despite the fact that both movies picked a rather predictable storyline, one thing made Bad Boys 3 far more interesting than Gemini Man. And that is plot execution.

Going into Bad Boys 3, I had no idea what the core storyline was (in fact, I was shocked to find out it even had one). And so when it dropped during the movie, it was something like a bombshell.

Gemini Man on the hand revealed about 90 percent of its plot in its trailer, and then tried to use awesome graphics (which weren’t that good) to make up for the absence of a good storyline. The end result was a boring action movie, with an overstretched and predictable plot.


Bad Boys for Life
Bad Boys For Life

Movie title: Bad Boys for Life


Bad Boys 3 is a funny and thrilling action movie, that takes a risk by trying something different from the previous installments, and it pays off. Whatever you do in 2020, please make sure you watch Bad Boys For Life (it’s an excellent action-comedy)

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  • Good Storyline
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  • Action Packed


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4 years ago

Epic movie for this quarantine period. Went to watch it after reading your review. Kindly refer me to another good movie.

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