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Film / Bad Boys For Life

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"Do you want your legacy to be muscle shirts and body counts?"
Mike: In these streets, I never trusted anybody but you. I’m asking, man, Bad Boys.
Marcus: One last time?
Mike: One last time.

Bad Boys For Life is the third installment in the Bad Boys series of films set for January 17, 2020. Unlike the first two films, this one will not be directed by Michael Bay—but rather by Belgian directors, Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (who are likewise helming the 4th Beverly Hills Cop movie... eventually). Will Smith and Martin Lawrence return to reprise their roles.

Marcus Burnett (Lawrence) and Mike Lowery (Smith) are back as usual, though Marcus has hit a midlife crisis and wants to retire (for reals this time). However, when Mike ends up on a case that involves dealing with a Romanian drug dealer looking for revenge for his brother, the two team up for one last adventure to take him down.

Previews: Trailer 1, Trailer 2


Bad Boys For Life contains examples of:

  • Actor Allusion: In the second trailer, Mike refers to a new younger team of cops as "High School Musical boy-band with guns". One of the members of said team is played by Vanessa Hudgens and the trailer cuts to her as just as he says this.
  • Helicopter Blender: In the second trailer a helicopter's rotors are used to attack the heroes... indoors.
  • Talking the Monster to Death: Marcus attempts this on a criminal that him and Mike are holding at gunpoint. It doesn't end well.
    Marcus: I got this. I’m going to penetrate this man’s soul with my heart.
    Mike: What?
    Marcus: Watch and learn. Sir, I realise that you’re scared. You know, sometimes...
    [The criminal suddenly punches Marcus in the face, sending him towards a desk.]
    Mike: How deep you think you got into his soul?


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