It’s been roughly 16 years since we last saw a Bad Boys movie. However, the third installment is on its way and, on January 17th, Will Smith’s Mike Lowrey and Martin Lawrence’s Marcus Burnett will return to the big screen in ‘Bad Boys for Life’.
The plot of the movie is described as follows: “Marcus Burnett is now a police inspector and Mike Lowery is in a midlife crisis. They unite again when an Albanian mercenary, whose brother they killed, promises them an important bonus.”
Aside from the two main characters, Captain Howard (Joe Pantoliano) also reprises his role as their Captain and returns to yell at Lowery again, which has always been one of the highlights of the two previous films. Unfortunately, Michael Bay (who directed the first two movies) was not involved this time; and no matter what you may think of his work, we believe is a shame since he’s really good at directing action movies.
So what does the trailer reveal? For starters, a lot of action, yes, but also a lot of comedy, which was to be expected. It’s also great to see that Lawrence’s character is still as clumsy as ever when it comes to his partner’s sweet rides – that opening sequence is pretty funny.
As for Lowery’s car of choice, this time it’s a blue 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S. In a way it’s harking back to the 1995 original, where he drove a 911 Turbo.
However, since he had a Ferrari (funnily enough, the producers used both a 550 and a 575 that are close, but not identical) in Bad Boys 2, one could have assumed that his cars would simply keep getting more expensive, not cheaper. Well, maybe a cop driving around in a Chiron or something would be stretching things too far, trust fund or no trust fund.
Overall, the movie looks fun and there’s still plenty of time between now and its premiere, which means more trailers will surely follow.