Film Preview: Bad Boys for Life (2020)

Page Revisions:

(September 15, 2019) Original
(November 10, 2019) New Trailer (#2) / New Poster (#1)
(January 12, 2020) New Posters (#2-#3)

Release Date:

January 17, 2020


From IMDb: “Marcus Burnett is now a police inspector and Mike Lowery is in a midlife crisis. They unite again when an Albanian mercenary, whose brother they killed, promises them an important bonus.”

Poster Rating: D / C / C+

Review: (#1) A horrid white background, bold white lettering and our actors in silhouette. The whole affair isn’t well designed for audience engagement.

(#2) Two bad boys coming up. The blend of colors in the background add some depth, but the focal figures of the poster aren’t interesting. (#3) An action shot, but the whole design feels staid, formulaic, and unexciting.

Trailer Rating: C+ / C

Review: (#1) Fans of the original films may be intrigued to see this, but there’s little of those prior films that would warrant a sequel so far after and the trailer doesn’t do that well selling it all.

(#2) We’ve finally gotten information about the plot and there’s still not enough to make the film look interesting. Fans of the original might be suckered into watching it, but I suspect they’ll reject this attempt at resurrecting nostalgia just like most other attempts in the last couple of years.

Oscar Prospects:


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