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Highly Suspect Reviews: Bad Boys: Ride or Die

Bad Boys: Ride or Die Movie Review

BAD BOYS: RIDE OR DIE MOVIE REVIEW

The bad boys return for this fourth movie (shouldn’t they have saved “for life” for this one) from the same director/writers as the previous entry. This time, Mike (Will Smith) is tying the knot with the beautiful Christine (Melanie Liburd) and it’s a lovely wedding except that Marcus (Martin Lawrence) has cardiac arrest and dies. Now, if that was more permanent we probably would have enjoyed this film more, but no. After a brief ‘it’s not your time yet’ meet with heavenly dead captain Joey Pants, Marcus comes back certain that nothing (yet) can kill him. Meanwhile, Mike is having hesitation problems due to panic attacks. So, the roles are switched, ya see? Sigh. Oh, yeah, there’s a plot too. Baddies make it look like their old captain Howard (Joe Pantoliano) was dirty and then that Mike and Marcus were dirty as well, so they gotta be on the run along with Mike’s son (who was one of the bad guys in the last film) to prove their innocence and stop the baddies before they get to their families. There’s a lot of stuff going on in this entry and most of it is REALLY dumb, so let’s hope you enjoy the mugging of Martin Lawrence more that Chris does if you see this film. Chris’s fervent disappointment is only countered by the slightly less cynical thoughts of Wright, and then there’s Alan and Nathan who I guess sorta dug it? No accounting for taste.

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DIRECTED BY: Adil & Bilall

STARRING: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Paola Núñez, Eric Dane, Ioan Gruffudd, Jacob Scipio, Melanie Liburd, Tasha Smith, Tiffany Haddish, Joe Pantoliano, John Salley, DJ Khaled, Rhea Seehorn, Dennis Greene, Joyner Lucas, Quinn Hemphill, Lionel Messi

 

YOUR REVIEWERS

 

Photo on 2011-10-02 at 13.02Christopher Lawrence Cox (Founder, Da Boss)

Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas in 1992 where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal” turned into a full-time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this community of critics. While Brian eventually followed his heart to a new family, Chris continues on with a cast of colorful folks from all over the country (and a few others). You can also check out Chris in his videocast, along with Martin Thomas and Danni Danger, that One Of Us does with our friends at Bell of Lost Souls: Crossover Event. He also regularly guests on the video game website Rage Select. Follow Chris on Twitter and Facebook and check out his Amazon Wish List.

 

 

Nathan Flynn (Screener Squad, Highly Suspect Reviews)

A recent transplant to Austin originally hailing from the wretched hive of scum and villainy that is the Midwest, Nathan Flynn has been a movie super freak since he saw “An American Werewolf in London” way too young and grew up worshipping the James Bond franchise and all things related to Cold War-era spycraft. When he’s not watching movies and being a constant defender of the Tron franchise, he can be found practicing his second biggest love: cooking (having been a chef for 10+ years) and hitting his head up against a desk to write screenplays that nobody reads. He also spearheads his own podcast on the Mission Impossible franchise titled “Mission: Impodible”. He can be found rarely posting on his personal twitter.

 

 

Chris HAlan Galinsky (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Deliberations of Doom)

Born and raised in Texas, Alan Galinsky is a lifetime movie fan. As a youth, he would rent multiple movies every weekend and go to the theater for the latest releases, and that pace has remained steady. When Alan isn’t watching movies, you can find him talking about movies. When he’s not talking about movies, you can find him playing music in the band Delicate Boys.

 

 

 

” width=Wright Sulek (Screener Squad, Digital Noise, Highly Suspect Reviews, Trash in the Can, Audio Editor)

Wright hails from the northern suburbs of Dallas, Texas. His passion for filmmaking brought him to Austin to study and make movies. Since then he’s had his hand in acting, writing, and directing his own short films with numerous like-minded film geeks he’s met along his journey. His newest interest has brought him into the podcasting world. He co-hosted a few different movie related podcasts such as ‘And Now This’ and ‘The Match Cut’. He currently co-hosts with longtime friend, Eric Samaniego, where they talk shop about the grimiest, trashiest, lost gems of movies on their show, ‘Trash in the Can’. Wright also guests and hosts reviews on Screener Squad and Highly Suspect Reviews as well as co-hosts Digital Noise with Chris Cox.

 

 

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