Who wasted a perfect title for a fourth film???? Seriously people… Bad Boys 4 Life.
Seventeen years after the last film, Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett are back. A little older, a bit…um…thicker…but they are back. Burnett is desperate to retire and spend time with his wife and new granddaughter. Mike wants to keep being the badass cop.
But when there is an assassination attempt on Lowrey, they are called into action to try and determine who the killer is.
Bad Boys for life focuses on the impact of past choices, getting older, family and trust. Like, this is the first film to not make a joke about the closeness of these two men. It treats their friendship as noble and good, not something to be embarrassed by.
The stakes get raised and while certain twists are not super original, they do work. The action sequences are incredibly easy to follow along with, yet still exciting.
Seriously, this is the best film in this franchise and I found myself curious for the clearly set up fourth film. Bad Boys for Life is exciting, has depth the other two films lacked and was just a lot of fun to watch overall.