Bad Boys For Life Review: 7 Ups & 3 Downs


3. The Plot Is Forgettable Nonsense (Again)

Bad Boys for Life Will Smith Martin Lawrence
Sony Pictures Releasing

If there's one true consistency among the Bad Boys movies, it's that they all feature totally nonsensical, scarcely coherent narratives which largely see Mike (Smith) and Marcus (Lawrence) following various trails of breadcrumbs leading to various action sequences, ahead of a final confrontation with the big bad.

Bad Boys for LIfe doesn't deviate from that established formula one bit, putting the absolute bare minimum effort into the bulk of what passes for a story, using it as an excuse to deliver action and banter to the audience.

Few are likely to care, honestly, even if you couldn't be blamed for hoping that with Joe Carnahan (Narc, The Grey) receiveing a co-writing credit, the plot might have had a little more dramatic meat on its bones.


Stay at home dad who spends as much time teaching his kids the merits of Martin Scorsese as possible (against the missus' wishes). General video game, TV and film nut. Occasional sports fan. Full time loon.