BAD BOYS II

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Release Date: July 18, 2003

Starring: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence,
Gabrielle Union, Jordi Molla,
Peter Stormare, and Joe
Pantoliano

Genre: Police Thriller

Audience: Older teenagers and
adults REVIEWER: Bruce
Donaldson with Dr. Tom
Snyder In BAD BOYS II, Johnny
Tapia, a Cuban drug lord,
decides to take over the drug
trade in Miami from Haitian
and Russian gangs. Marcus
Bennett and Mike Lowrey, the
“bad boys” of the title,
are two policeman aiming to
bring down all three mobs.
They are hiding a secret from
one another, however. Marcus,
a family man, has requested a
transfer, and Mike the playboy
is involved with his
partner’s younger sister,
Sydney, who has a secret of
her own. Sydney, Syd for
short, is an uncover narcotics
officer with the federal
government, working as a money
launderer for the Russian
mobster, Alexei. After some
action set pieces, the Cuban
drug lord kidnaps Syd, leaving
it up to Marcus and Mike to
save her. Will Smith and
Martin Lawrence return as Mike
and Marcus, respectively, to
wade through more than two
hours of mind numbing (and
fanny numbing) sex, drugs,
violence, and vulgarity to
save Marcus’ sister (taken
hostage due to her undercover
work) and bring him to
justice. Though there are some
very exciting chase scenes and
crashes, and there are plenty
of legitimate laughs, the
offensively extreme content
camouflages an all too
familiar plot. BAD BOYS II is
overflowing with the usual
action violence, but it adds a
dimension of brutality to it
with bodies used merely as
props for the mayhem. The
movie also contains extreme
sexual content and some
nudity. There are also
references to Buddhism, the
New Age, voodoo, and
homosexuality. Furthermore,
references to Jesus Christ are
used for comical effect.
Discerning, media-wise
families probably should not
even consider this abhorrent
movie. Please address your
comments to: Amy Pascal,
Chairman Columbia
Pictures John Calley,
Chairman/CEO Sony Pictures
Entertainment 10202 West
Washington Blvd. Culver City,
CA 90232-3195 Phone: (310)
244-4000 Fax: (310)
244-2626 Web Page:
www.spe.sony.com/

Rating: R

Runtime: 147 minutes

Distributor: Columbia Pictures/Sony

Director: Michael Bay

Executive Producer:

Producer: Jerry Bruckheimer EXECUTIVE
PRODUCERS: Mike Stenson, Chad
Oman and Barry Waldman

Writer: Ron Shelton and Jerry Stahl

Address Comments To:

Content:

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GENRE: Police Thriller

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Summary:

In BAD BOYS II, two policemen go after a Cuban drug lord in Miami who kidnaps one’s younger sister. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence return as Mike and Marcus, respectively, to wade through more than two hours of mind numbing (and fanny numbing) sex, drugs, violence, and vulgarity.

Review:

In BAD BOYS II, Johnny Tapia, a Cuban drug lord, decides to take over the drug trade in Miami from Haitian and Russian gangs. Marcus Bennett and Mike Lowrey, the “bad boys” of the title, are two policeman aiming to bring down all three mobs. They are hiding a secret from one another, however. Marcus, a family man, has requested a transfer, and Mike the playboy is involved with his partner’s younger sister, Sydney, who has a secret of her own. Sydney, Syd for short, is an uncover narcotics officer with the federal government, working as a money launderer for the Russian mobster, Alexei. After some action set pieces, the Cuban drug lord kidnaps Syd, leaving it up to Marcus and Mike to save her.

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence return as Mike and Marcus, respectively, to wade through more than two hours of mind numbing (and fanny numbing) sex, drugs, violence, and vulgarity to save Marcus’ sister (taken hostage due to her undercover work) and bring him to justice. Though there are some very exciting chase scenes and crashes, and there are plenty of legitimate laughs, the offensively extreme content camouflages an all too familiar plot.

BAD BOYS II is overflowing with the usual action violence, but it adds a dimension of brutality to it with bodies used merely as props for the mayhem. The movie also contains extreme sexual content and some nudity. There are also references to Buddhism, the New Age, voodoo, and homosexuality. Furthermore, references to Jesus Christ are used for comical effect.

Discerning, media-wise families probably should not even consider this abhorrent movie.

Please address your comments to:

Amy Pascal, Chairman

Columbia Pictures

John Calley, Chairman/CEO

Sony Pictures Entertainment

10202 West Washington Blvd.

Culver City, CA 90232-3195

Phone: (310) 244-4000

Fax: (310) 244-2626

Web Page: www.spe.sony.com/

SUMMARY: In BAD BOYS II, two policemen go after a Cuban drug lord in Miami who kidnaps one’s younger sister. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence return as Mike and Marcus, respectively, to wade through more than two hours of mind numbing (and fanny numbing) sex, drugs, violence, and vulgarity.

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