When I first learned there was a new Bad Boys movie in production, I was so excited. I eagerly looked forward to more of the quirky lines- like, "two bitches of the sea". I imagined the quirky comebacks and all of the action and excitement of seeing the bad boys together again at last! I was prepared for more of the same that we've experienced in the first two installments.
That was not actually what was presented here...yes, there is still the excitement, and loads of action. But something was different...When I finished watching, I was perplexed because though I really enjoyed the movie, it just wasn't...the same.
Then I got it...they are both older, wiser, more mature...and more fed up with the crap that comes with being a cop...it would have been a serious mistake to play them off as 30 somethings, when indeed, they are not--and we, as fans shouldn't expect them to be! I realized that what was so different was that Bad Boys For Life was classy.
I believe this movie had a different director than the first two, maybe that was where the turn was made, but however it happened, it was needed for this version to be the masterpiece that it is, and not just another sequel.
From the threshed out story line (not going to give any spoilers, but lots gets explained here), to the overall level of maturity, it was the perfect movie that was adjusted to suit our own levels of maturity as viewers (who are years older now as well). It was left open for future movies, and I, for one, REALLY want to see another one made...
That's all I will say, because I do not want to spoil the movie for anyone, but let me just say that I am pretty sure that anyone and everyone will enjoy Bad Boys For Life.