Bad Boys for Life is now on digital, and you should really check it out. Believe me, I was a bit skeptical going into the movie, but it turned out to be a lot of fun. Also: it has a witch as one of its villains, which is a selling point I feel like more people should’ve brought up. That’s right, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence have to fight a witch in this movie. If you still need some convincing even after the witch part, the first 9 minutes of the film are now online to give you a little taste.
In Bad Boys for Life, “Mike Lowrey Will Smith and Marcus Burnett Martin Lawrence, are back. After a string of assassinations and an attempt on Mike’s life, he convinces a hesitant Marcus to hold off retirement and partner one last time. Together, they team up with AMMO, the new hotshot division of the Miami PD, to take down the merciless head of the Aretas Cartel.”
The third time is rarely the charm for a franchise, but Bad Boys for Life is the rare exception. In fact, I like it more than the first two films. Sure, it doesn’t have the same amount of Bayhem, since Michael Bay didn’t direct it. But it also feels like the first film in the franchise where the characters actually grow, and that’s more interesting to me than just the same old same old. As I wrote in my review, ” If the Bad Boys franchise of all damn things can have actual emotional growth there might be hope yet for all of us.”
Bad Boys for Life is now on digital, and the home media release comes with the following special features:
Extended & Alternate Scenes Including an Alternate EndingOuttakes & BloopersRide or Die: Making Bad Boys for LifePartners in Crime: Behind-the-ScenesIt’s About Time: Go through 25 years of Bad Boys history with Producer Jerry Bruckheimer, the cast and crew Easter Eggs: Directors Adil and Billal take us on a tour of a few of the Easter eggs and callbacks to earlier Bad Boys films And more
Will Smith is a charming dude, and he knows it. And Sony Pictures knows it, making Smith the central star of the Bad Boys For Life gag reel that it just dropped to celebrate the action-comedy’s release on digital platforms. Watch the Bad Boys For Life gag reel below.
Bad Boys For Life Gag Reel
Bad boys, bad boys, what you gonna do? What you gonna do when Will Smith breaks? Laugh along, because you’ll make it into the gag reel. The Bad Boys For Life gag reel shows the stars of the long-awaited and surprisingly well-reviewed Bad Boys sequel fooling around on set.
Martin Lawrence, Joe Pantoliano, and the new youngsters Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, and Charles Melton are all having a pretty breezy time on the set of the film directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. But none is having more fun than Will Smith, who has always had the ability to light up the room with his antics in front of and behind the camera. It makes me wish a little to see Smith in a comedy again, playing at his slapstick talents in a romantic-comedy. Maybe a rom-com like Hitch. Okay, I just want a Hitch sequel.
Bad Boys For Life is now available for purchase on Digital. It hits Blu-ray and physical home video releases on April 21, 2020.
The wife and son of a Mexican drug lord embark on a vengeful quest to kill all those involved in his trial and imprisonment - including Miami Detective Mike Lowrey. When Mike gets wounded, he teams up with partner Marcus Burnett and AMMO - a special tactical squad - to bring the culprits to justice. But the old-school, wisecracking cops must soon learn to get along with their new elite counterparts if they are to take down the vicious cartel that threatens their lives.
We have charts from five VOD and streaming platforms; they don’t use the same metrics, and are not independently verified. However, FandangoNOW leads the herd in its decision to list by the nearest equivalent of “grosses” — that is, the number of transactions times the cost. With the majority of releases at $19.99, it gives a better view of comparative performance.
Across the board at FandangoNOW, iTunes, and Amazon Prime, “Sonic the Hedgehog” Paramount and “Bad Boys for Life” Sony —the two top theatrical releases of 2020 — are thriving. Spectrum Cable’s weekly chart, which appears to be a little slower to pick up trends, doesn’t yet show those two films at all. However, like FandangoNOW, it does reflect the presence of the faith-based terminal illness romance “I Still Believe” Lionsgate, the other significant new release over the past week.
Other new titles like STX’s “Brahms: The Boy II” available at a lower price of $9.99 and the year’s best-reviewed new film “Never Rarely Sometimes Always” Focus, which was released Friday — are so far sight unseen.
To judge by platforms that rank by transactions, lower prices do help. We also list Netflix, which is based on the streamer’s ranking of viewings. It presents perhaps the most curious test of what interests the public and what the future of movies and other forms of recorded entertainment looks like.
We will cover this in far more detail midweek as well as look at winners and losers so far and possible trends and changes to come.
full week rank based on total sales price, not no. of transactions
1 Bad Boys for Life Sony – $19.99
2 Sonic the Hedgehog Paramount – $19.99
3 The Invisible Man Universal – $19.99
4 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Disney – $4.99
5 Onward Disney – $4.99
6 Bloodshot Sony – $19.99
7 Jumanji: The Next Level Sony – $4.99
8 Birds of Prey Warner Bros. – $19.99
9 I Still Believe Lionsgate – $19.99
10 The Call of the Wild Disney – $4.99
rank based on transactions; list includes current and highest position during the week
1 1 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Disney – $4.99