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Summary:
Narcotics detectives Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawerence), part of a high-tech task force, try to stem the flood of high profile ecstasy into Miami. In the process they uncover a deadly conspiracy involving a ruthless drug lord who is determined to expand his empire and take control of the city’s narcotics trade by any means possible. If that wasn't enough, Marcus’ sexy sister Syd, an undercover DEA agent, gets caught in the crossfire, forcing our heroes to the edge of the law. Romantic sparks fly between Mike and Syd to make matters worse as Syd becomes Tapia's captive. 

Review:
Just when you thought highly over-budgeted summer blockbusters had run their course another mediocre film hits box offices worldwide. Although the first Bad Boys found more popularity in the US through its soundtrack and video release on retail shelves, Sony decided to leap into a sequel full of big explosions, over-priced gas guzzling Hummers, and car chases which seemingly go nowhere.

First of all, I would like to say I enjoyed the first Bad Boys. A moderately budgeted (23 million) action movie which went on to gross $140 million worldwide and $32 million on rental shelves. Its not to say that adding bigger explosions and high-powered car chases didn't help the movie, its just that the movie's storyline doesn't give it a chance or a leg to stand on.

With the world's many problems, especially post 9-11, Michael Bay and his production team decided to spend $130 million dollars to make a movie about thwarting ecstasy drug lords.  I just wish some of these directors, producers, and screenwriters would release that being different sometimes doesn't work. Many of this sites visitors and I, live simple lives and may come into contact with Marijuana and Ecstasy over the course of our lives. Not to say that I promote these drugs in any way shape or form, but its just that movies have high-profile plots for a reason. Because we like to throwdown $8.75 at a movie theater and escape from our everyday lives. 

Besides having a low-profile plot, Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckenhimmer seemingly use their fondness of love triangles to death. First we had Armageddon with Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck, and Liv Tyler. Then we had Pearl Harbor with Josh Hartnett, Ben Affleck, and Kate Beckinsdale. It just seems like a summer can't go by without an over-budgeted Bruckenhimmer and Bay extravaganza with a love triangle. 

Besides the troublesome producing, writing, and directing behind this movie, the acting was quite decent. The chemistry between Will Smith and Martin Lawerence is the only characteristic which saves this movie from utter chaos. Although this movie is somewhat entertaining, a watered down plot and bad cinematography sends this movie into the abyss in the Summer of Sequels.

See this movie if you're a fan of:

Bad Boys (1995)

Armageddon (1998)

Will Smith (Actor/Rapper; Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Independence Day, Men In Black)

Men in Black II (2002)

Martin Lawerence (Comedian/Actor, Blue Streak, Martin (TV Show), Big Momma's House)


star half star

Box Office Info:

Cast:
Martin Lawrence (as Detective Marcus Burnett)
Will Smith (as Detective Mike Lowrey)
Jordi Mollà (as Hector Juan Carlos "Johnny" Tapia)
Gabrielle Union (as Sydney "Syd" Burnett)

Directed By: Michael Bay
Written By: George Gallo & Marianne Wibberley
Produced By: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Release Date (US): July 18, 2003

Length of Movie: 2h 26min

MPAA Rating: Rated R for strong violence and action, pervasive language, sexuality and drug content.

Budget: $130,000,000

Opening Weekend: $46,522,560

Bad Boys 2 Soundtrack

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1. Intro
2. Show Me Your Soul - P. Diddy/Lenny Kravitz/Pharell Williams/Loon
3. La-La-La - Jay-Z
4. Shake Ya Tailfeather - Nelly/P Diddy/Murphy Lee
5. Girl I'm A Bad Boy - Fat Joe/P. Diddy/Dre
6. Keep Giving Your Love To Me - Beyonce
7. Realest N*ggas - Notorious B.I.G./50 Cent
8. Flipside - Freeway
9. Gangsta Sh*t - Snoop Dogg/Loon
10. Pretty Girl Bullsh*t - Mario Winans/Foxy Brown
11. Model (Interlude)
12. Love Don't Love Me - Justin Timberlake
13. Relax Your Mind - Loon
14. Didn't Mean - Mary J. Blige
15. God Sent You (Interlude)
16. Why - Da Band
17. Shot You (Interlude)
18. Wanna Be G's - M.O.P./Sherita Lynch

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