The first Bad Boys really wasn't the same as the second. It's not that the action isn't good, the car chases not brutal, the actors not charismatic and comical in their own ways, the family and work issues not balanced enough, the villain not vicious enough, the plot not elaborate enough... I guess the second one was just better, but this is still one bad ass action movie.
The plot? A girl (Téa Leoni) sees something she shouldn't have seen, a gang steals a record-large shipment of heroine straight from police HQ, and Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) are on the case. The characters are charismatic and intense, the chases are fast, the fights are furious, the dialog is relevant and the story makes sense. And as if the action wasn't enough, they throw in some crude comedy too! It's just like the sequel, but... before that. Great watch.
rated 4/5: fo shizzle