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An average movie

To be honest, I wasn’t really dying to see this flick in the movie theater (I saw the previous instalment on Netflix which was fine) but Nick, my step-son, was really eager to check it out. In fact, it was the first movie he saw from this franchise and I didn’t expect that there would be so much connection with the previous movie but it didn’t bother him though. Well, like its predecessor, I thought it was not bad at all after all. This time around, the biggest asset turned out to be surprisingly Martin Lawrence. Indeed, since they are both almost 60 years old and considering their rather reckless lifestyle, it was hardly surprising that one of them would get a heart attack at some point. However, even though it might sound really tragic, they played it for comical effect but it actually worked because Lawrence really went for it. Concerning Will Smith, even though he was the bigger star, he actually played second fiddle this time around, playing the straight guy during Lawrence ‘s one-man-show but it wasn’t an issue and he had once again a pretty good chemistry with Lawrence. Concerning the action scenes, they were decent enough, I guess, but not really remarkable though. For some reason, this movie also did remind me of ‘The Fast and The Furious’ franchise. Indeed, even though Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett did start together almost 30 years ago, by now, they have a whole group of characters supporting their efforts, they trust no one else and they consider them as ‘family’. I mean, come on, it really does sound like some Vin Diesel’s stuff but it wasn’t an issue though. Anyway, to conclude, I’m not sure if we really needed this sequel but I have to admit that it was a decent action-comedy and it is worth a look, especially if you like the genre.

Added by johanlefourbe
6 days ago on 10 June 2024 10:09