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Episode #156: Bad Boys For Life

January 22, 2020

Welcome kiddos to another movie review podcast!!  Ours is special though because we said so. First off we screwed up a little bit.  This week’s review Bad Boys for Life was not directed by Michael Bay but by Belgian directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah.  We apologize for getting your hopes up with #BayBang.  We are still keeping the hashtag though. Here is your warning the guys are in really rare form on today’s pod.  They tried to stay on topic but failed miserably. It’s still a fun podcast to listen to, we swear. Some of our copious off topics include The Villages in Florida, the FAA and drone regulations, and lastly Best Picture nominees.

Bad Boys for Life is a breath of fresh air for a typically stale month of movie releases.  Is it going to win any awards next year, heck no but it is a ton of fun! Will Smith and Martin Lawrence retain their incredible chemistry together even after 17 years apart.  The action was good but a bit over the top and even silly at times. It is not quite at the level of Michael Bay’s action but the directors were definitely channeling him.  The story is where this film really shines. The previous Bad Boys films had decent stories in the past but they were second to the action.  In this film, the story is very well developed with tons of great banter and comedy.  Mike Talent really had a great time watching this movie, he gives it a shocking 4 out of 5 Reels.  Matt also enjoyed Bad Boys For Life but did not like a couple of plot twists. He gives the film 3.5 out of 5 Reels.

Next week the guys hit the theater to review a film that flew under the radar when it was released in November of last year, Parasite.  It is nominated for Best Picture and Mike and Matt can finally watch it!  Thanks for hanging out with us and dealing with this truly off the wall pod of pods.  See ya next week.

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