Bad Boys For Life
I tend to call it “Bad Boys 3,” but this film certainly exceeded my expectations. I admit that I did not expect much from Martin Lawrence, who’s heavier appearance and kind of humdrum demeanor really drove my opinion. But, I’m glad to say he rose to the occasion and in my opinion, out funnied Will Smith. That’s not an easy thing to do although most would conclude that Martin has always been the funnier of the two, I tend to think that Martin tries a little too hard and doesn’t land as well in movies as he did on his 90s sitcom.
My Screenwriter Perspective
I started my timer the moment the first scene opened. Right around the 16 minute mark is when I discovered the INCITING INCIDENT and I learned what the journey of the protagonist would be or in this case many would argue that there’s a “double-protagonist,” but I’m sticking to notion that Will is the protagonist. Why? Well, he’s the target, he has the major obstacles and he’s connected to the 7 Sequence in the 3rd act. The plot points were clear and I think this movie was well written and usurped both of the previous ones.
Scale from 1-10, I give it a 9.