Bad Boys for Life (2020)



Bad Boys for Life (2020) - Cinema SlaveBad Boys for Life is the third sequel of the Bad Boys movie trilogy which received positive criticism with the audience and had great success in the box office. The first part was released in April 1995 and it was directed by Michael Bay. The story follows two Miami detectives, Will Smith as Detective Mike Lowrey and his partner Marcus Burnett who is played by Martin Lawrence.

Will and Martin sure made these movies unique with their synergy making every part of this action-comedy franchise enjoyable to watch and of course the iconic song that made the two protagonists and the policeman around the world playing it in the background – Inner Circle Bad Boys. While casually driving or before going to do their investigation they would hype themselves up by playing the Bad Boys theme song.





Release date: January 7, 2020

Bad Boys for Life Cast and Crew 

 Directors: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah
Peter Craig (story), Joe Carnahan (story)
Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, and Alexander Ludwig

 Genre: Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime

 Movie Duration: 2h 4m

 IMDb: 6.9/10

 Rotten Tomatoes: 77%

 Metacritic: 59%



This sequel story (Bad Boys for Life 2020) is based around the past and the present of one of the main protagonists Mike Lowrey. The thing is we don’t know much about Mike’s private life beside that he likes fast cars, guns and that he likes getting into trouble. We saw a few glimpses of his love life in the past two movies but nothing more.

Bad Boys for Life movie starts with the jail escape of Isabel Aretas, a widow of a kingpin Benito. Isabel also has a son which helped her with the escape from the Mexican prison. The reason she was stuck in the first place was because of Mike. Before they formed the Bad Boys duo, before he became a partner with Marcus, Mike was working undercover trying to take down the Aretas cartel. In the process, he met Isabel and fallen in love with her. Despite the love they had for each other she was getting too dangerous for him so he left her and turned over to the police. Back to the present, Mike realized that Isabel’s son was his son and that she arranged a revenge mission to kill all those responsible for the death of her husband (Benito) one of the reasons being Marcus. In the whole revenge process, their son Armando shoots Marcus and luckily he survived but ended up in a coma.

Meanwhile, his partner wanted to go off duty and retire for good; he didn’t want to get him or his family into danger. Marcus didn’t want to accept his retirement and was additionally annoyed because he was shot for the first time in his whole career. Upon recovering, Mike went on his own revenge path trying to stop Isabel and his son Armando but was interrupted by Captain Howard. Captain gave him a team lead by his ex-girlfriend to help him solve the case without Marcus.

Captain Howard also wanted to retire but sadly he was shot while speaking with Mike. That tragedy made Markus get out of his retirement to help Mike and the AMMO team put a stop to this. In the end, they managed to pin them down at the Hidalgo Palace where Mike tried to talk with his son. Armando didn’t want to believe in anything Mike said and asked his mother for the truth. Isabel admitted that his real father is Mike and that his task was to kill his own family. Isabel tried to kill Mike but Armando saved his life and immediately after Rita shot Isabel.


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Bad Boys for Life (2020) showed us Mike’s past and his emotional side. Despite Marcus wanting to throw the towel and leave Mike, they still managed to agree and prove once again that they are bad boys for life! 


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