Yes, I watch Bad Boys 2 every time it makes its run through Starz and HBO. Is it an Oscar contender? No, but it is a damn fun movie. Martin Lawrence and Will Smith are great together. Toss in Michael Bay directing and you have explosions and comedy.
Martin Lawrence broke the news on Conan last night, saying that the film is close. “I believe so,” he said. “Yes, I just talked to Jerry Bruckheimer yesterday and he said it’s real, they’re working on the script, they’re getting close and it all looks good.”
Bad Boys 3 has long been rumored to be in the works, and fans of the original two have been clamoring for another sequel. It would put Will Smith back into the blockbuster business.
The issue of getting the film together has been conflicting schedules. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer told Collider in April: “It’s so funny because we’ll get Sony real excited to make the movie, and then Will [Smith] is off doing two movies. And then, Will will come back and be real excited about it, and Sony will say, ‘Well, maybe it’s not the time for this.’
“And then, Ride Along came out and was a big hit, and now they’re all excited to make the movie, but Will is off doing something else.”
“It’s just trying to get everybody together to make it. But, we’re working on the script. We have a lot of faith and hope that we’ll do it.”
Today? It looks like everything is coming together. With movie studios looking for any comic character to do a movie on, I say a return to one of the funniest cop movies is great. While we wait, fans like me need to do a collective woosah.
Below is the car chase sequence from Bad Boys 2.