Bad Boys II

Rated 1.0 Will Smith and Martin Lawrence return as Miami cops Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett, respectively. This time, Marcus has a sister (Gabrielle Union), a Drug Enforcement Administration agent who also is romantically involved with Lowrey. Meanwhile, all of them are working to bring down a Cuban drug kingpin (Jordi Mollà). The plot of Ron Shelton and Jerry Stahl’s script has something to do with smuggling ecstasy and laundered money in caskets through the kingpin’s mortuary front, but it’s just a pretext for the kind of endless mayhem that is director Michael Bay’s specialty. When I say “endless,” I mean it—the film is insanely long. Fans of Smith, Lawrence and Bay no doubt will find it an embarrassment of riches, but others will find it just an embarrassment. Suffice it to say Bay outdoes himself—if that’s your idea of a good time.