After 17 years, Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowery are back for the third Bad Boys movie, Bad Boys for Life, as a revenge plot by a vicious cartel boss’ wife targets a number of people in Miami, including Mike.
Bad Boys for Life had a massive MLK holiday weekend opening, breaking a number of records, while Dolittle got off to a mediocre start compared to its absurdly massive budget.
The surprisingly well-received Bad Boys for Life arrives in theaters this weekend alongside what is apparently the first truly terrible movie of 2020, Dolittle with Robert Downey Jr.
Shortly after he retires as an assassin for the DIA, Henry Brogan gets word of a top-secret project by military contractor GEMINI that causes him to become the target of a younger clone version of himself named Junior with orders to kill.
The final weekend of 2019 has three well-recieved films opening or expanding wide, including two potential Oscar contenders and the latest animated feature from Blue Sky Studios.
This week on the podcast, Zach and Chris talk about High Frame Rate and Gemini Man, Aladdin 2019, Jungle Cruise, Robert Forster, Bone coming to Netflix, Venom 2 turning into Maximum Carnage and more.
Ang Lee pits Will Smith against Will Smith in the action movie Gemini Man, which is an interesting experiment in film screening technology but a fairly generic and somewhat boring assassin/espionage movie.
Joker remained extremely strong in its second weekend, delivering the best second weekend in October history, while Gemini Man and Jexi failed to deliver and The Addams Family performed slightly above expectations.
Closing out the bloody and ridiculous carnage of Maniac Cop 2, composer Jay Chattaway and Peter Levin delivered the wonderfully cheesy “Maniac Cop Rap” over the end credits, which basically goes over the entire premise of the series with funky beats and ridiculous rhymes.
Seemingly not the best weekend for new movies in theaters as both Gemini Man and The Addams Family are Rotten according to critics and Jexi was not even shown to critics to review.