History YMMV / BadBoys

8th Jun '17 9:40:10 AM erforce
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* AwesomeMusic: Say what you will about ''Bad Boys 2'', but it had a sweet [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSeBkxC8Cv0 soundtrack]].
* CompleteMonster: French gangster Fouchet, from the first movie, never had pity for anyone and orchestrated several murders pretty unnecessarily. He is a French drug dealer who masterminds the theft of millions of dollars worth of heroin from a police station evidence lock up. To that end, he has one of his men dress up as a police officer, and then kills him in order to create a distraction. He makes off with the drugs, which he plans to sell in four days. When Eddie, who helped him set the heist up, decides to party with some hookers and a tiny portion of the stash, Fouchet kills Eddie and Max (one of the hookers), then tries to kill Julie (Max's roommate). He sends one of his men to murder Max's madame by smashing her head in with a sledgehammer, kidnaps Julie for use as leverage, tries to kill Mike and Marcus (our cops) several times over, kills his chemistry team for "fucking with my schedule", and murders his buyer when the police interrupt the deal. His last act is to try and force Mike to kill him, and when that fails, to pull out a hidden pistol and try to kill Mike.
* CrazyAwesome: Creator/MichaelBay found a way to introduce a ''boat'' into a ''car chase'', helpfully lampshaded By Capt. Howard:
-->'''Capt. Howard:''' 22 cars and a boat, totalled? How do you sink a boat?
** Of course, the boat was being towed, and even then, it got managed to be ripped off and slam into a few other cars.
** The first movie also blew up ''an entire airport hangar''. There was also a car chase between a Camaro and a ''a van full of flammable ether''.
* CriticalDissonance: The second film received particularly bad reviews from critics, with a WebSite/RottenTomatoes score of a 23%. What was the audience score, you might ask? ''79%''.
* CriticProof: Predates Bay's ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' trilogy in this regard. ''Bad Boys 2'' was the definition of a popcorn flick, and despite negative reactions from critics, was a smash hit at the box office. Though this appears to have soon worn off; one ''Hot Fuzz'' commentary has Creator/QuentinTarantino discussing how at the movie's premiere he set up a booth selling both ''Bad Boys 2'' and ''Film/PointBreak'', and absolutely ''no one'' wanted ''Bad Boys 2'', even when he started offering it for free.
* EndingFatigue: The second film clocks in at nearly two and a half hours, and doesn't exactly have a big enough plot to justify it.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** The first movie features a reference to UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan being retired from basketball. True at the time of filming, not true less than a month before the movie was released.
** The film features a whole scene focused on a dead woman's large, fake breasts. Michael Bay's later film ''Film/PainAndGain'' features a woman's corpse getting identified by her breast implants, which is based on a true story. Both scenes are played for laughs.
* MemeticMutation:
** Shit just got REAL.
** For a few months after the sequel, "Woo-sah", combined with the ear massage, became a popular saying when someone became angry or agitated.
* MST3KMantra[=/=]RuleOfCool: This is a Creator/MichaelBay movie, so it's pretty much required.
* NarmCharm: The sequel has much more of this than the first film. For instance:
-->'''Mook:''' Who that? Who in my house?!
-->'''Mike:''' I'm the Devil! Who's asking?!
-->'''Mook:''' The Devil is not welcome '''HEAAHHHHH'''!
* OlderThanTheyThink: This is the origin of the phrase "Shit just got real", but that quip is occasionally better known for its use in ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'' nowadays.
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: ''Miami Takedown'' is absolutely horrible. Cheap mechanics, lazy design, clunky and stupid AI. They couldn't even be bothered to get Will and Martin to reprise their characters.

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* AwesomeMusic: Say what you will about ''Bad Boys 2'', but it had a sweet [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSeBkxC8Cv0 soundtrack]].
* CompleteMonster: French gangster Fouchet, from the first movie, Fouchet never had pity for anyone and orchestrated several murders pretty unnecessarily. He is a French drug dealer who masterminds the theft of millions of dollars worth of heroin from a police station evidence lock up. To that end, he has one of his men dress up as a police officer, and then kills him in order to create a distraction. He makes off with the drugs, which he plans to sell in four days. When Eddie, who helped him set the heist up, decides to party with some hookers and a tiny portion of the stash, Fouchet kills Eddie and Max (one of the hookers), then tries to kill Julie (Max's roommate). He sends one of his men to murder Max's madame by smashing her head in with a sledgehammer, kidnaps Julie for use as leverage, tries to kill Mike and Marcus (our cops) several times over, kills his chemistry team for "fucking with my schedule", and murders his buyer when the police interrupt the deal. His last act is to try and force Mike to kill him, and when that fails, to pull out a hidden pistol and try to kill Mike.
* CrazyAwesome: Creator/MichaelBay found a way to introduce a ''boat'' into a ''car chase'', helpfully lampshaded By Capt. Howard:
-->'''Capt. Howard:''' 22 cars and a boat, totalled? How do you sink a boat?
** Of course, the boat was being towed, and even then, it got managed to be ripped off and slam into a few other cars.
** The first movie also blew up ''an entire airport hangar''. There was also a car chase between a Camaro and a ''a van full of flammable ether''.
* CriticalDissonance: The second film received particularly bad reviews from critics, with a WebSite/RottenTomatoes score of a 23%. What was the audience score, you might ask? ''79%''.
* CriticProof: Predates Bay's ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' trilogy in this regard. ''Bad Boys 2'' was the definition of a popcorn flick, and despite negative reactions from critics, was a smash hit at the box office. Though this appears to have soon worn off; one ''Hot Fuzz'' commentary has Creator/QuentinTarantino discussing how at the movie's premiere he set up a booth selling both ''Bad Boys 2'' and ''Film/PointBreak'', and absolutely ''no one'' wanted ''Bad Boys 2'', even when he started offering it for free.
* EndingFatigue: The second film clocks in at nearly two and a half hours, and doesn't exactly have a big enough plot to justify it.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** The first movie features
HilariousInHindsight: There's a reference to UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan being retired from basketball. True at the time of filming, not true less than a month before the movie was released.
** * {{HSQ}}: The film features movie blows up ''an entire airport hangar''. There was also a whole scene focused on car chase between a dead woman's large, fake breasts. Michael Bay's later film ''Film/PainAndGain'' features a woman's corpse getting identified by her breast implants, which is based on a true story. Both scenes are played for laughs.
* MemeticMutation:
** Shit just got REAL.
** For a few months after the sequel, "Woo-sah", combined with the ear massage, became a popular saying when someone became angry or agitated.
* MST3KMantra[=/=]RuleOfCool: This is a Creator/MichaelBay movie, so it's pretty much required.
* NarmCharm: The sequel has much more of this than the first film. For instance:
-->'''Mook:''' Who that? Who in my house?!
-->'''Mike:''' I'm the Devil! Who's asking?!
-->'''Mook:''' The Devil is not welcome '''HEAAHHHHH'''!
* OlderThanTheyThink: This is the origin of the phrase "Shit just got real", but that quip is occasionally better known for its use in ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'' nowadays.
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: ''Miami Takedown'' is absolutely horrible. Cheap mechanics, lazy design, clunky
Camaro and stupid AI. They couldn't even be bothered to get Will and Martin to reprise their characters.a ''a van full of flammable ether''.



** Captain Sinclair in the first movie was played by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marg_Helgenberger Marg Helgenberger]], who later became well-known as Catherine Willows in ''Series/{{CSI}}''.

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** Captain Sinclair in the first movie was is played by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marg_Helgenberger Marg Helgenberger]], who later became well-known as Catherine Willows in ''Series/{{CSI}}''.



** In ''Bad Boys 2'', Creator/MeganFox was a dance extra in a club. She can be seen dancing for a few seconds.
* TooDumbToLive: Julie. She was offered protective custody and refused it, insisting that she stay at Mike Lowrey's apartment. While there she goes through mug shots and identifies the people involved in Max's murder. Rather than identify them to Mike and Marcus then let the police handle it, Julie steals a gun from Mike and leaves the sanctuary of the apartment to head to a crowded nightclub so she can go on a one-woman killing spree against a crime syndicate that wants her dead; [[CurbStompBattle which would've ended badly for Julie]] if not for her plot armor.

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** In ''Bad Boys 2'', Creator/MeganFox was a dance extra in a club. She can be seen dancing for a few seconds.
* TooDumbToLive: WhatAnIdiot: Julie. She was offered protective custody and refused it, insisting that she stay at Mike Lowrey's apartment. While there she goes through mug shots and identifies the people involved in Max's murder. Rather than identify them to Mike and Marcus then let the police handle it, Julie steals a gun from Mike and leaves the sanctuary of the apartment to head to a crowded nightclub so she can go on a one-woman killing spree against a crime syndicate that wants her dead; [[CurbStompBattle which would've ended badly for Julie]] if not for her plot armor.
28th May '17 4:09:07 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** For some people it falls under the category of SoBadItsGood as the dialogue and voice acting are so hilariously awful that mere words don't do them justice.
28th May '17 4:07:47 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** The film features a whole scene focused on a dead woman's large, fake breasts. Michael Bay's later film. ''Film/PainAndGain'' features a woman's corpse getting identified by her breast implants, which is based on a true story. Both scenes are played for laughs.

to:

** The film features a whole scene focused on a dead woman's large, fake breasts. Michael Bay's later film. film ''Film/PainAndGain'' features a woman's corpse getting identified by her breast implants, which is based on a true story. Both scenes are played for laughs.
28th May '17 4:07:20 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* HilariousInHindsight: The first movie features a reference to UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan being retired from basketball. True at the time of filming, not true less than a month before the movie was released.

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
**
The first movie features a reference to UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan being retired from basketball. True at the time of filming, not true less than a month before the movie was released.released.
** The film features a whole scene focused on a dead woman's large, fake breasts. Michael Bay's later film. ''Film/PainAndGain'' features a woman's corpse getting identified by her breast implants, which is based on a true story. Both scenes are played for laughs.



*** Creator/EdgarWright says in the ''Film/HotFuzz'' commentary that he's determined to find out which of the film's writers is actually responsible for that line.
20th Apr '17 2:26:44 AM 1upmushroom
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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: ''Miami Takedown'' is absolutely horrible. Cheap mechanics, lazy design, clunky and stupid AI. They couldn't even be bothered to get Will and Martin to reprise their characters.\\

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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: ''Miami Takedown'' is absolutely horrible. Cheap mechanics, lazy design, clunky and stupid AI. They couldn't even be bothered to get Will and Martin to reprise their characters.\\
28th Feb '17 4:01:09 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CriticProof: Predates Bay's ''Film/Transformers'' trilogy in this regard. ''Bad Boys 2'' was the definition of a popcorn flick, and despite negative reactions from critics, was a smash hit at the box office. Though this appears to have soon worn off; one ''Hot Fuzz'' commentary has Quentin Tarantino discussing how at the movie's premiere he set up a booth selling both ''Bad Boys 2'' and ''Point Break'', and absolutely ''no one'' wanted ''Bad Boys 2'', even when he started offering it for free.

to:

* CriticProof: Predates Bay's ''Film/Transformers'' ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' trilogy in this regard. ''Bad Boys 2'' was the definition of a popcorn flick, and despite negative reactions from critics, was a smash hit at the box office. Though this appears to have soon worn off; one ''Hot Fuzz'' commentary has Quentin Tarantino Creator/QuentinTarantino discussing how at the movie's premiere he set up a booth selling both ''Bad Boys 2'' and ''Point Break'', ''Film/PointBreak'', and absolutely ''no one'' wanted ''Bad Boys 2'', even when he started offering it for free.



* HilariousInHindsight: The first movie features a reference to MichaelJordan being retired from basketball. True at the time of filming, not true less than a month before the movie was released.

to:

* HilariousInHindsight: The first movie features a reference to MichaelJordan UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan being retired from basketball. True at the time of filming, not true less than a month before the movie was released.



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For some people it falls under the category of SoBadItsGood as the dialogue and voice acting are so hilariously awful that mere words don't do them justice.

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** For some people it falls under the category of SoBadItsGood as the dialogue and voice acting are so hilariously awful that mere words don't do them justice.
10th Feb '17 5:25:28 AM Pren
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* CriticProof: Predates Bay's ''Film/Transformers'' trilogy in this regard. ''Bad Boys 2'' was the definition of a popcorn flick, and despite negative reactions from critics, was a smash hit at the box office. Though this appears to have soon worn off; one ''Hot Fuzz'' commentary has Quentin Tarantino discussing how at the movie's premiere he set up a booth selling both that film and ''Point Break'', and absolutely ''no one'' wanted ''Bad Boys 2'', even when he started offering it for free.

to:

* CriticProof: Predates Bay's ''Film/Transformers'' trilogy in this regard. ''Bad Boys 2'' was the definition of a popcorn flick, and despite negative reactions from critics, was a smash hit at the box office. Though this appears to have soon worn off; one ''Hot Fuzz'' commentary has Quentin Tarantino discussing how at the movie's premiere he set up a booth selling both that film ''Bad Boys 2'' and ''Point Break'', and absolutely ''no one'' wanted ''Bad Boys 2'', even when he started offering it for free.
10th Feb '17 5:24:22 AM Pren
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* CriticProof: Predates Bay's ''Film/Transformers'' trilogy in this regard. ''Bad Boys 2'' was the definition of a popcorn flick, and despite negative reactions from critics, was a smash hit at the box office.

to:

* CriticProof: Predates Bay's ''Film/Transformers'' trilogy in this regard. ''Bad Boys 2'' was the definition of a popcorn flick, and despite negative reactions from critics, was a smash hit at the box office. Though this appears to have soon worn off; one ''Hot Fuzz'' commentary has Quentin Tarantino discussing how at the movie's premiere he set up a booth selling both that film and ''Point Break'', and absolutely ''no one'' wanted ''Bad Boys 2'', even when he started offering it for free.
22nd Oct '16 2:44:18 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CrazyAwesome: Michael Bay found a way to introduce a ''boat'' into a ''car chase'', helpfully lampshaded By Capt. Howard:
-->'''Capt. Howard:''' 22 cars and a boat, totaled? How do you sink a boat?

to:

* CrazyAwesome: Michael Bay Creator/MichaelBay found a way to introduce a ''boat'' into a ''car chase'', helpfully lampshaded By Capt. Howard:
-->'''Capt. Howard:''' 22 cars and a boat, totaled? totalled? How do you sink a boat?



* CriticProof: Predates Bay's ''Transformers'' trilogy in this regard. ''Bad Boys 2'' was the definition of a popcorn flick, and despite negative reactions from critics, was a smash hit at the box office.

to:

* CriticProof: Predates Bay's ''Transformers'' ''Film/Transformers'' trilogy in this regard. ''Bad Boys 2'' was the definition of a popcorn flick, and despite negative reactions from critics, was a smash hit at the box office.



* HilariousInHindsight: The first movie features a reference to Michael Jordan being retired from basketball. True at the time of filming, not true less than a month before the movie was released.

to:

* HilariousInHindsight: The first movie features a reference to Michael Jordan MichaelJordan being retired from basketball. True at the time of filming, not true less than a month before the movie was released.



*** Edgar Wright says in the ''Film/HotFuzz'' commentary that he's determined to find out which of the film's writers is actually responsible for that line.

to:

*** Edgar Wright Creator/EdgarWright says in the ''Film/HotFuzz'' commentary that he's determined to find out which of the film's writers is actually responsible for that line.



* MST3KMantra[=/=]RuleOfCool: This is a Michael Bay movie, so it's pretty much required.

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* MST3KMantra[=/=]RuleOfCool: This is a Michael Bay Creator/MichaelBay movie, so it's pretty much required.
18th Sep '16 8:25:33 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CompleteMonster: French gangster Fouchet, from the first movie, never had pity for anyone and orchestrated several murders pretty unnecessary. He is a French drug dealer who masterminds the theft of millions of dollars worth of heroin from a police station evidence lock up. To that end, he has one of his men dress up as a police officer, and then kills him in order to create a distraction. He makes off with the drugs, which he plans to sell in four days. When Eddie, who helped him set the heist up, decides to party with some hookers and a tiny portion of the stash, Fouchet kills Eddie and Max (one of the hookers), then tries to kill Julie (Max's roommate). He sends one of his men to murder Max's madame by smashing her head in with a sledgehammer, kidnaps Julie for use as leverage, tries to kill Mike and Marcus (our cops) several times over, kills his chemistry team for "fucking with my schedule", and murders his buyer when the police interrupt the deal. His last act is to try and force Mike to kill him, and when that fails, to pull out a hidden pistol and try to kill Mike.

to:

* CompleteMonster: French gangster Fouchet, from the first movie, never had pity for anyone and orchestrated several murders pretty unnecessary.unnecessarily. He is a French drug dealer who masterminds the theft of millions of dollars worth of heroin from a police station evidence lock up. To that end, he has one of his men dress up as a police officer, and then kills him in order to create a distraction. He makes off with the drugs, which he plans to sell in four days. When Eddie, who helped him set the heist up, decides to party with some hookers and a tiny portion of the stash, Fouchet kills Eddie and Max (one of the hookers), then tries to kill Julie (Max's roommate). He sends one of his men to murder Max's madame by smashing her head in with a sledgehammer, kidnaps Julie for use as leverage, tries to kill Mike and Marcus (our cops) several times over, kills his chemistry team for "fucking with my schedule", and murders his buyer when the police interrupt the deal. His last act is to try and force Mike to kill him, and when that fails, to pull out a hidden pistol and try to kill Mike.



* RetroactiveRecognition: Captain Sinclair in the first movie was played by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marg_Helgenberger Marg Helgenberger]], who later became well-known as Catherine Willows in ''Series/{{CSI}}''.
** And one of the would-be carjackers is played by Creator/KimCoates, more widely known now as Tig Trager in ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy''

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* RetroactiveRecognition: RetroactiveRecognition:
**
Captain Sinclair in the first movie was played by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marg_Helgenberger Marg Helgenberger]], who later became well-known as Catherine Willows in ''Series/{{CSI}}''.
** And one of the would-be carjackers is played by Creator/KimCoates, more widely known now as Tig Trager in ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy''''Series/SonsOfAnarchy''.
** [[Series/TheSopranos Michael Imperioli]] as an informant.
** In ''Bad Boys 2'', Creator/MeganFox was a dance extra in a club. She can be seen dancing for a few seconds.
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