Watch: Bad Boys II 2003 123movies, Full Movie Online – Miami is being flooded with ecstasy that’s coming from Cuba through drug lord Johnny Tapia. Detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett are on the case, and are determined to bring the man to justice. Additional drama is provided by friction with the DEA, which counts Marcus’ younger sister Sydney among its agents, and from Marcus possibly transferring out of the department, leaving Mike without his longtime partner..
Plot: Out-of-control, trash-talking buddy cops Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey of the Miami Narcotics Task Force reunite, and bullets fly, cars crash and laughs explode as they pursue a whacked-out drug lord from the streets of Miami to the barrios of Cuba. But the real fireworks result when Marcus discovers that playboy Mike is secretly romancing Marcus’ sexy sister.
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Over the top, trigger happy macho nonsense. I loved it!
It must be awesome being Michael Bay. I mean, can you imagine any other director who is given mega-budgets every few weeks and told to blow up more than he did in his previous movies? In the first Bad Boys film an air-plane hanger was blown to bits and was swiftly followed by an asteroid being nuked in Armageddon and the destruction of Pearl Harbour in…uh, Pearl Harbour. Not to be undone, Bad Boys 2 has him indulging in not one, but two chaotic car chases where muscle cars which most of us would spend our lives saving up for are torn to pieces like yesterday’s newspapers and rounding everything up by detonating a sizable part of Cuba. If this trend continues, there won’t be a building left standing in the whole of North America once Transformers is through. Not bad for a smug little geek with a rubbish haircut.
If you’ve seen the first Bad Boys film, you’ll know what to expect. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence return as Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett, a pair of loose cannon cops whose only similarities are their penchants for arguing and getting into gun fights. Lowrey (Smith) is all laid back cool, stylin’ and profilin’ his way through the Miami underworld while charming the pants off every woman that crosses his path. Burnett on the other hand is an insecure, neurotic and over protective family man. Not only that, but he has a bit of an anger management problem as well and has been half a step away from a severe nervous breakdown for the majority of his adult life. So far, so very similar to any cop orientated buddy movie you’ve ever seen, but Bad Boys 2 overcomes the total lack of originality thanks to the natural charisma of the stars and the sheer spectacle of its action sequences.
The plot of course is throw away guff designed to hurtle Smith and Lawrence into the thick of as many explosions as possible, but when they bounce off each other this well it’s difficult to care. Martin Lawrence has never been a great leading man but somehow, when partnered with Will Smith his career makes perfect sense, his manic edginess being the perfect foil to Smith’s effortless charm. You could argue that being on screen with the World’s Most Charismatic Man would make anyone look good, but then you’d clearly not have seen the terrible I, Robot, where nobody looked good. Not even the robot.
And then you have the aforementioned action sequences. Yes, we all know they’re going to be over the top, but lord almighty, it’s still an adrenaline pumping thrill to see them happen. The opening John Woo impression with the Ku Klux Klan is just the starter to a main course that consists of a destruction derby car chase, a close quarters battle with some Rastafarian gang members, a fist fight on a train carriage, ANOTHER insane car chase and a dessert set in Cuba, where a mansion gets destroyed. Throughout, bodies fly off overpasses to go crashing into glass phone boxes, men are riddled with machine gun fire and the balls of fire get bigger and more firey the later they appear. Bad Boys 2 might not be subtle, but it sure as hell is fun.
However, there is a drawback: the running time. It might be an energetic exercise in flashy excess, but did it really need to be two and a half hours long? Entertaining though it is, there comes a point when you’ve seen enough faceless henchmen getting holes drilled in them and just want to see the villain being brought down. Given the extreme running time, isn’t also a bit unusual that Joe Pantoliano’s role as the best clichéd police chief in movie history is so small? Maybe they were worried he’d pack the movie into his bags and run off with them like he did the first time around…
Those grumbles aside, there’s little complaint to be made about Bad Boys 2. Sure, it’s so shallow that I could just as easily have written “Will Smith and Martin Lawrence destroy stuff” and summed up the entire enterprise, but it makes for an exhilarating action movie and the natural successor to all those ones produced in the eighties when brain cells were exchanged for body counts and biceps. Try not to take it seriously and you’ll have a blast.
The most disgusting, xenophobic and irresponsible film I have ever seen!
Give a five year old a movie camera and tell him to film playing cowboys and Indians with Tonka trucks and you have Bad Boys II, a disgrace that somehow took 8 years to reach fruition. It’s probably the most racist, homophobic and degrading experience you’ll ever see. I don’t even think Michael Bay knew he was making such a movie which only adds to his incompetence.
The basic logic of the movie is something like this, if you are a cop then it is okay to kill as many people as you want in the most brutal way possible (inadvertently causing our ‘heroes’ to become fascists, bigots and subliminally eviler than the main villain). There is also subtext, something along the lines of; all ethnic minorities are either murderers, drug dealers or some kind of foul human being and all country-dwellers are inbred, racist Klan members. The movie spews hate in the faces of every audience member who has been misled into believing they are watching an action-comedy.
Miami is a place with a very diverse ethnic population and I think it is completely irresponsible for the filmmakers to have behaved in this way. Maybe a five year old with a movie camera would have been too grown up to have allowed this.
As you can tell by one of my older reviews, Bad Boys was hardly a unique or original movie but it worked because the style made up for the lack of intelligence and Mark Mancina’s musical score was very strong. It gave every scene a beat, tied them together and sounded mighty cool. Well, that is gone! Mancina’s buddy Trevor Rabin took over scoring duties for this movie and the cool Bad Boys theme is completely gone and replaced with an endless and dull drone. In fact I would suggest that the score for this movie doesn’t actually exist.
And there are far too many unnecessary scenes of absolutely nothing that contribute in no way to the already clichéd plot (drug dealers, oooohhhh that’s not been done before). It proves that Bay was given far, far too much time and money to do whatever he wanted. The result? A 2.5 hour mess of unremarkable car chases (also highly original, you’d never expect an action movie to have a car chase would you?), constant, unironic profanity and sexism.
And can someone tell me how the slimy main villain seemed have constant stubble without ever growing a beard? Several days pass by, he doesn’t shave and he never grows a beard. The movie would have you believe that all Cubans are this way. A pretty bad representation methinks. Trust me it’s not that way in real life. For all this movies attempts at hardcore action the mix with cartoonish violence comes off as incongruous. This is not a no-brainer. It’s a racist pile of trash that can be labelled a no-brainer as a desperate last-minute excuse by Michael Bay.
It took FIVE writers to come up with this. The fact that they or Michael Bay have been playing Grand Theft Auto:Vice City far too much is clearly evident. Almost every single part of this movie is stolen from some part of that game. From locations, to car, situations, characters and plots. And still it is no.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 27 min (147 min)
Genre Action, Comedy, Crime
Director Michael Bay
Writer George Gallo, Marianne Wibberley, Cormac Wibberley
Actors Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Gabrielle Union
Country United States
Awards 5 wins & 13 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS (8 channels), Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arriflex 435 ES, Panavision Primo Lenses, Bell & Howell Eyemo, Panavision Primo Lenses, Cine SL 35, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Gold II, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Company 3, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 4,020 m (Sweden), 4,027 m (Switzerland)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383, Vision Premier 2393)