Max's Review of Bad Boys II


  • 13 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
    Bad Boys II

    Bad Boys II (2003)

    FIRST IMPRESSIONS

    Dear God, this movie sucks! The first "Bad Boys" had me tearing at my hair every five minutes, but this one fails in an entirely different way.
    The plot is that Mike and Marcus have joined the PD's drugs department since movie one, and are investigating an ecstasy shipment.
    I've made it abundantly clear that I can't stand Michael Bay's hyper, jumbled direction and editing. Well, here, it's worse than ever before! The action scenes couldn't possibly be less exciting, because half the time you can't even tell where people are in proximity to each other. The lead-in to several of those sequences certainly doesn't help! It's all down to poorly established dialogue that I don't understand or care about.
    All the characters returning from the first movie are just as annoying as before. Right from Will Smith and Martin Lawrence's first appearance, I knew I was going to detest them all over again.
    The humour is still painfully unfunny. In particular, every joke in both these movies that focuses on corpses is just straight-up tasteless.
    There are a couple of good ideas here and there, like the boat on the road, but it just made me wish they were in a better movie.
    In conclusion, while it's not as annoying as the first "Bad Boys", it *is* the most insufferably boring Michael Bay movie up until "Transformers 2". This movie is two-and-a-half hours long, and believe me, I felt every minute of it!

    My rating: turkey

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