Whatchu gonna do when the new ‘Bad Boys For Life’ trailer comes for you?

Bad Boys For Life
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Is it weird that we’re really excited for the slate of wonderfully trashy films that will be hitting theaters in January 2020? We’ve got a new Guy Ritchie film, a Grudge rebootquel, a Kristen Stewart sea-monster shelf-warmer, and plenty of other things to be reasonably excited for (huh, it’s almost like a whole bunch of risky sure-to-not-pay-off bets are kind of exciting in this era of risk-averse cinema). But there’s one truly big sequel coming out that month that we are really pumped for, and that’s Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah’s Bad Boys For Life, which reunites Will Smith and Martin Lawrence for some new action-packed hijinks. Sony dropped a new trailer for the film early on Tuesday, and we’re happy to say that it looks like a new Bad Boys movie. Yes, it will be fantastic.

Here’s the trailer:

Here’s a really crummy synopsis, which will definitely not help us hit our SEO targets, god damn it:


“Marcus Burnett is now a police inspector and Mike Lowery is in a midlife crisis. They unite again when an Albanian mercenary, whose brother they killed, promises them an important bonus.”

Regardless, we’re pretty pumped to have some more Bad Boys in our lives, even if Michael Bay decided not to come back. It won’t be Bad Boys II, but, then again, what could equal that masterpiece?

Bad Boys For Life will hit theaters on January 17, and it will no doubt confuse hundreds of viewers when they walk up to buy their tickets. “I thought this was Bad Boys 3, not Bad Boys 4,” they’ll say to the poor kid selling the tickets, having heard variations on the same statement all day. A few might even be convinced that this is a Mandela Effect event, and convince themselves that they saw Bad Boys 3 in theaters a decade ago. The collapse of society — in which everyone begins to question the reliability of our reality — shall soon follow. All because of Bad Boys For Life.