One of the best movies of the year is Bad Boys for Life, starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. The movie is a big hit, and it will likely make more money on the home entertainment market than the previous two Summer blockbusters, Think Like a Man Too and Furious 7. What makes the movie such a success is that it's all about relationships and how they are strengthened by sex.
Dwayne Johnson is in the movie because of his work as a professional wrestler, although he doesn't appear in the film's opening sequence. He does get into the action scenes, but he's also an actor who is comfortable with portraying more comedic roles, and this makes him more likeable in this movie. The character of Apollo Creed is played by comedian Will Ferrell, and he brings out a great sense of fun in the movie. When you're dealing with the kind of comedy that Bad Boys for Life is, it helps to have someone else in the supporting cast who can be both hilarious and endearing.
Dwayne Johnson's character is a headhunter who works as a part-time bouncer and is also married with a teenage daughter. His girlfriend is played by Morgan Freeman, who is a huge fan of the franchise. She's also one of the actresses in the movie who is not on-screen at all. She just gets behind the scenes and shows up when required. This is very important in a movie like this because it keeps it from becoming just a comedy about sex and wrestling.
The movie is actually more about how wrestlers can make any man look good, but how much work, talent and sweat it takes to really grow into a pro wrestler, and how tough it is to leave the ring and go back to being a human being. It also gives us a great look at how it feels to be bad to be a character like Apollo Creed.
Even though the main character isn't in the film, there's a great deal of fight choreography and wrestling moves, and it's impressive how little of the show is done without those moves. When they do use them, they're great, and you feel how those moves should feel. In addition, there are some fantastic set pieces in the movie, and a lot of them use dancing and acrobatics. It's amazing how the stunts come together and seem to be improvised at the last minute.
The most interesting scene in Bad Boys for Life is also the one that gets the most attention. It takes place in a strip club, and this is where the entire movie ends. This is where Apollo Creed, played by Will Ferrell, finds out that his girlfriend has been cheating on him, and he's going to confront her. That set piece is exactly what makes the movie so entertaining to watch.
Kevin Hart plays Apollo Creed as if he were a younger version of himself, and it's pretty easy to imagine him taking over the world. It's clear that his character isn't really into wrestling, but he certainly has a real love for it. There's no point in having the main character is a man who does nothing but wrestle, and you have to think that the reason Dwayne Johnson decided to play him this way was so you could relate to the character.
Bad Boys for Life is a dark comedy about relationships, and how they can be strengthened by sex. It's interesting to see how Dwayne Johnson did it, and it's even more interesting to see how Will Ferrell pulled it off. If you haven't seen it yet, it's well worth the time it takes to watch it. If you have seen it, you'll likely enjoy it even more.