Movie: Bad Boys 2
Director: Michael Bay
Released: Friday July 19th
Synopsis: Two very funny very violent cops blow lots of shit
up, all the while cracking jokes at the expense of the dead
bodies they leave behind.
Review: Whoa! Okay so when you see the production credit
of Simpson & Bruckheimer alongside the direction credit
of Michael Bay, you know you're in for something big.
This was the team behind Bad Boys, The Rock, and Armagaeddon
(let's forget Pearl Harbour) and is well known for full-on
adrenaline pumping movies.
An added bonus for those of us in Miami is the chance to
see the Magic City shot gloriously - not since 'Any Given
Sunday' has Miami looked so good on film.
And about the action - this movie definitely takes action
to the next level. If there aren't guns firing there are semi-clothed
beautiful people, and if they aren't present then there are
perfectly timed jokes from the leads.
The basic premise is thin, consisting of a bunch of bad (foreign)
guys. As my partner in crime pointed out, pretty much every
ethnic minority takes one in the head in this movie, from
Haitians to Russians to Cubans. Especially Cubans.
However it's all done with such immaculate style that you
can't help but revel in the total carnage up on screen.
And as to why they closed the McArthur Causeway, well judge
for yourself whether it was worth it. Personally I think this
will do a lot of good for Miami in terms of raising the city's
Both Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are on top form, and
one of my favorite scenes is their greeting to a suitor of
Lawrence's fifteen year old daughter. Classic stuff.
This is probably one of the summer's finest popcorn flicks.
Nothing deep to discuss after the movie, but eye-popping action
throughout. Be warned though, you may need Valium after seeing