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.
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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.
(PaPa, FRFR, O, AbAb, Ho, LLL, VVV, SSS, NN, AA, DDD, M) Dominant pagan worldview with false religious elements include image of Buddha, New Age self-help/anger management mocked, voodoo altar at Haitian gang’s hideout, and KKK rally with burning cross as well as anti-Christian content such as one woman tells men, “You MFers need Jesus” and bad guy depicted as Jesus Christ during the last supper (played for laughs – he likes it until he finds out that it was Jesus’ last meal before he was crucified); 247 obscenities (including 111 “f” words), six strong profanities, about 10 racial epithets, racist jokes between cops (they remain loyal friends), and man vomits; extreme, excessive violence includes several people shot in head in slow motion, many shootouts, multiple explosions showing bodies flying, drug victim dumped in the street to die, man smashed against column from moving vehicle and falls several stories onto the hood of another car and bounces off, many extreme car crashes, rats shot and explode, rat stepped on with sound of it popping (not seen), dismembered body in bucket, severed finger passed around, dead bodies from morgue fall from moving vehicle and are run over and one loses its head, several scenes of reaching into corpses to find contraband, man falls under wheels of moving train, corpse head falls open exposing brain, and body shown being ripped apart by land mines; homosexual content, two women in bed with thug, extended view of pornographic home movie (no nudity shown, but very aggressive and animalistic with pleasured sounds and facial expressions), implied oral sex with sounds, lead character admits having “banged” therapist, and rats shown mating in missionary position (played for laughs), women dance together sensually; scantily clad women dances in nightclub under shower head, lots of cleavage, fanny and crotch shots of women dancing in club, bikini cleavage and fannies, extended rear view of woman in thong, dead woman’s breasts shown extensively, lengthy view of prostitutes’ lower fanny cheeks from under their very short skirts; drinking wine as toast, man drinks to drown sorrows; people pass around and ingest “X” (the drug “ecstasy”) at nightclub, main character accidentally ingests “X” (played for laughs), a man ODs on “X’ and is shown convulsing on the dance floor; and, lying.
GENRE: Police Thriller