I quietly loved the original and was very surprised when a sequel was being touted. Much more surprised when the original stars came back. You just know that Smith is only there to try and help rebuild his friend Lawrences' career. Was it worth it?
Well, not sure. Smith has made a few dubious career choices lately and has certainly lost his magic touch. MIB2 was pointless, just an exact rehash of the original. This though, really does try to push the original idea forwards. You get the idea that Bad Boys 2 is the movie they originally wanted to make years ago, but didnt have the budget.
The action is breathtaking. We were supposed to be in awe of the car chase in the second Matrix movie, but it has nothing on this. The chase with the dead bodies is close to the mark, but who cares.
The banter however, is the low point. Why make the two of them start to question each other, when we want to root for them? But, when the unscripted arguing is in full flow, its like a warm, funny blanket.
An undeniable pleasure, with a slight aftertaste of 'am i allowed to really enjoy that?'
Well, yes you can. Big, loud, stupid and funny cinema at its best