Analysis of The Film "Bad Boys Ii" by Michael Bay

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The film Bad Boys II, starring two cops named Marcus and Mike (Martin Lawrence and Will Smith), is set in Miami where both partners are assigned to look for clues and evidence for an international drug dealer’s arrest. As they start with the investigation and stake outs, they find themselves insulting each other, fighting like little brothers, and messing up operations. Aside from cop work, Marcus soon discovers some information about the whereabouts and actions of his sister (Gabrielle Union), who is also an undercover agent working for the FBI. Stunned, Marcus becomes irritated with his partner and debates if he really should transfer.

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The movie’s genre was mostly action-packed. The strengths of the action part because the actors were racing against time to achieve a goal, the shootouts that took place, and tons of explosions. The strength of the romance parts shows Mike and Marcus’ sister together occasionally showing their love affections to one another while trying to hide the secret from Marcus. The strength of the comedy part is when the partners argue or when Marcus freaks out about his sister dating his Mike. A weakness throughout the entire movie was there was too many arguments between the partners when the focus of the movie should’ve been on the case.

The movie fulfilled all the parts of story plot, but the visual effects and the audio needed work. One problem was that during the night scenes, the lighting throughout the scene wasn’t good because I couldn’t tell who was talking, who the characters were, and where the cameras were supposed to be focused in on. Naturally, actors’ voices tend to be quieter at night to fit the mood in the scene but I could barely hear the characters’ lines. There were no big distractions that deterred my attention away from the focus of the scene, it’s just the work of the audio and visual. This could’ve been fixed by adding mics on the actors adding props like light posts to or candles near them to enhance the lighting in the scene.

While the movie is filled with action and is barely slowed paced, certain parts are realistic but not all. For example, when the international drug dealer, Carlos ‘Johnny’ Tapia’s (Jordi Molla) operation is discovered by the cops, he decides to takes Marcus’ sister hostage after discovering she is an agent. In my opinion, this isn’t realistic because you wouldn’t have your sister working as an agent, she wouldn’t be working on the same mission as you, and she wouldn’t get kidnapped to be forced to leave to Cuba with the enemy. Another example is during a chasing scene, Mike is behind the wheel, Marcus and his sister are trying to lose the enemies in pursuit by shooting at them. At one point they cross through a village where there looks to be inhabited by Cubans but there is no people in the huts or around the village. If there are two trucks running through a village, destroying their property, where was everyone? Where did they go? The least the movie directors could’ve done is have people scream in fear to make it look inhabited.

Compared to the first “Bad Boys” movie, this movie is completely differently but does have the same story plot. In the first movie, there is a drug dealer or the antagonist, the two heroes, the sidekick, and operations. The second movie has everything the first movie has just a little more detailed than the first. The difference between the two movies was the time difference. The time was really important when comparing the movies together, because of the advancement in the camera technology, the filters used, and how realistic the explosions were or the actors’ lines.

Overall, I believe the movie is an ok movie. It’s a film worth seeing if you’re into action, and like explosions spraying across the television. Aside from being action-packed and funny, it can also be informative, which is something not a lot of movies directors input into movies nowadays. Michael Bay has proven to world yet again that this film can be a hyperkinetic. Bay gives the audience a new surprise around every corner, giving the movie a new kind of excitement. Some of the viewers and fans have also requested a third movie to come out and directors have heard requests and plan on making a sequel, meaning this won’t be the last time hearing from the two bad boys for life.


Bad Boys For Life Film Review

Set in the near future, Will Smith's new film Bad Boys For Life takes us back to the era of the entertainment industry and the wild antics that resulted from the latest craze in sex and violence, X-rated films.

As with the original tale, this film begins with a teen, aged just 17, who is trying to find an outlet for his sexually repressed sexuality. In his case, he is turned on by the memory of an old girlfriend he once had but has now lost touch with, but can't bring himself to tell her of his passion. Michael Shannon plays a troubled teen-age cop who gets sucked into the web of drugs and violence while searching for his lover, played by Katheryn Winnick.

Katheryn Winnick, who won the best supporting actress Oscar for Midnight Run, does a fine job as a police officer who becomes attracted to the violent thug played by Johnny Depp. But she plays a part in this film far different from that of her character in the Coen Brothers' Bad Christmas. Here, the sole purpose of her role is to provide Will Smith with a moral lesson about the evils of revenge and violence that is later played out in other crime films.

As with many of the recent 'bad boys' films, Michael Shannon is given more screen time in this one than he is normally afforded. The lead character in this film, on the other hand, is over ten years older than Shannon, making him much older than many of the men of his age group. Shannon is talented enough to fill the role of the older brother; but the fact that he is wearing make-up and grooming himself in ways that suggest he is not yet of legal age makes his appearance even more impressive. Unfortunately, Shannon is not given enough time to develop fully into his role, but his portrayal is even more compelling than the typical leading man.

For all the love he receives from the male audience, it seems clear that Shannon has no active role in the action scenes. Of course, he is doing the bulk of the fighting and pushing for his character in these scenes, but I doubt he does this for real. Just as male action stars are more often the males in male hero roles, so it is with this teenaged cop. He is shown as a manly force, but he simply can't prove that the teenage he is for her as an adult.

Unlike his early movies with the Coen Brothers, Will Smith is not trying to give us another moralizing film with a message of redemption in the vein of Dog Day Afternoon or L.A. Confidential. His characters are somewhat redeemed in the end, but he is still telling us that, if you are willing to live a life filled with violence and sin, then maybe you can overcome your transgressions.

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Bad Boys For Life has some entertaining sequences with fight scenes, and there is no denying that Shannon's portrayal is very good, but it lacks direction. Also, his character is not given enough time to grow and is effectively written to be the bad boy of the film. It is hard to imagine Will Smith will be in this genre of films much longer.

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