Catch the Explosive Action of 'Bad Boys: Ride or Die' This June!

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence at the red carpet of "Bad Boys", 2024 2024

On June 7, 2024, the latest addition to the “Bad Boys” film series titled “Bad Boys: Ride or Die” will premiere in American theaters.

Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett are Returning

In the movie “Bad Boys: Ride or Die,” detectives Mike Lowrey (Will Smith, born 1968) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence, born 1965) return to the silver screen for the fourth time. This time, they find themselves in high stakes where their reputation and lives are at risk. The duo must clear the name of their former captain, who is accused in a corruption scandal. Alongside Smith and Lawrence, the film also features Vanessa Hudgens (1988) and Alexander Ludwig (1992).

Production Challenges and World Premiere

Filming began in April 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia, and Miami, Florida. However, production faced delays due to the SAG-AFTRA strike in 2023, and it was finally completed in March 2024. Despite these challenges, this long-awaited film by directors Adil El Arbi (1988) and Bilall Fallah (1986) had its world premiere on May 22, 2024, in Dubai.

Will the Film Meet Fan Expectations?

Expectations for “Bad Boys: Ride or Die” are high, supported by an energetic marketing campaign and trailers that have excited fans worldwide. Initial reviews are mixed, with a 69% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, indicating generally positive reception, but some critics note that the film will strive to match the standard set by its predecessors.

The “Bad Boys” series, which began in 1995 with the film of the same name, has become iconic due to its blend of action and comedy, driven by the dynamic chemistry between Smith and Lawrence, also seen in “Bad Boys II” (2003) and “Bad Boys for Life” (2023). This was loosely followed by the spin-off series “L.A.'s Finest” (2019-2020) starring Jessica Alba (born 1981) and Gabrielle Union (1972).


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