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Bad Boys (DVD)
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Bad Boys (DVD)
Advantages: great comedy and action, well directed, great chemistry with main characters
Disadvantages: may not be to everyones taste
Bad Boys is a great action comedy cop film. I can't believe it is now 14 years old having been originally released in 1995. It stars two great comedians/actors as the leads and is action packed being directed by Michael Bay (Armageddon, Transformers). The film also resulted in a sequel Bad Boys 2 released in 2003.
The film stars the characters of Detective Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence),a straight-laced family man who is a partner to Detective Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) who is Burnett's polar opposite. He's a fast-living ladies man with a passion for sports cars.They are partners on the Miami Police Department, and they are about to take on a highly dangerous case. 100 million dollars in heroin, from the biggest drug bust of their careers, is stolen from police headquarters. They now have 72 hours to reclaim the heroin before the Internal Affairs Division gets involved. This puts Mike and Marcus hot on the trail of a French drug kingpin named Fouchet. To complicate matters, in order to get the assistance of the sole witness to a murder, they have to pretend to be each other.
Bad Boys is a traditional all action-cop film and as you can imagine it is filled with hot action sequences, fast cars and beautiful women.
Smith and Lawrence really do compliment each other very well. Smith's the sleek, cool one who is popular with the ladies while Lawrence is often nervous, and is very much the direct opposite of Smith. They have good on-screen chemistry and you do believe that they are good friends and partners.There are lots of funny parts and great one liners.
The directing by bay is great and leads to the great action sequences and stunts you would come to expect from many of his movies. The film captures the true meaning of a blockbuster cop movie and is enjoyable to watch as well as being funny. It probably appeals to the male population more especially with the description of action, fast cars and women but it can be enjoyed by anyone especially those who are a fan of the genre.
Directed by: Michael Bay
Music by Mark Mancina
Cinematography Howard Atherton
Editing by Christian Wagner
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) April 7, 1995
Running time 118 min.
Summary: captures the true meaning of a blockbuster cop movie