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[Slams bedroom door shut]
Damn. Um. Naw Naw I went undercover. And it uh required the taking off of the ring that's all for a second. But I got the ring, look I just put my hand in my pocket cos that's where it was and its right back on baby.
Damn. Can I get a pillow?
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I had no high hopes when I walked into this film. I like Will Smith, I like
Martin Lawrence, so I figured this film will at least be funny. And it was
funny, and then some. It was action packed, thrilling and a helluva good
time. I came out of the theatre thinking that the guy who directed that
movie is going to be huge.
Michael Bay, former music video and commercial director, has made an
incredible directorial debut. The film never stops. When it isn't
action-packed, it is funny. It is sexy, fun and always moving. Christian
Wagner's editing is phenomenal. I love action movies that really try to be
action movies. A lot of action films know that they are action films so
they try to incorporate other genres to make the film more complete, but
they often fail miserably. They try so hard to be something they are not
that they forget what they are in the first place. The essence of the action
film is the action. It is a necessary component, it needs to be there otherwise it loses its edge.
"Bad Boys" doesn't just throw in the occassional action sequence to meet the expectations of the
genre, but instead uses the action to help tell the story. It is this use of filmmaking that allows
an action film to remain an action film and still go beyond.
Watch "Bad Boys" again and every time there is an action sequence, ask
yourself why that was there and what did it accomplish. You will find that
each sequence took the film to another level; it introduced an new conflict,
it increased the present conflict, it eliminated a key character, it
introduced a new character, and so on. There are a lot of action films out
there that sacrifice story for spectacle, and the audience notices this. At
the centre of all films lies the story and if it comes to a halt so does
the interest of the viewers.
"Bad Boys" of course isn't the greatest story on film, or even in the action
genre, but what is so appealing and memorable about "Bad Boys" is that it
is just as entertaining with its story as it is with its action by combining
the two without sacrificing either. Michael Bay understands the importance of
the story within the structure of the film. He tells a visual story,
entertaining and complete, and leaves you very satisfied. Watch for Michael
Bay because he is here to stay.
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