Plot: What’s it about?
The movie stars Will Smith (Mike Lowrey) and Martin Lawrence (Marcus Barnett) as partners in the Miami Police Department. Mike is a single guy who’s parents left him money and is a smooth ladies man and Marcus is a married man with three children. Their evidence for a big drug case is stolen out of the precinct and Internal Affairs believe it is an inside job. Their captain, Joe Pantoliano, gives them 72 hours to find the drugs and the criminals who stole them before word hits the press and the precinct is turned into a media circus.
Mike and Marcus look into some of their so called connections on the drug scene in Miami. A working girl friend of Mike’s is called to visit a client and she brings her friend a long, Tea Leoni. (Julie Mott) The working girl is killed and Julie witnesses the murder of her friend. She escapes and calls Mike for help and he is not available so Marcus acts like the swinging Mike Lowrey and must continue to be him until the case is closed and their drugs are brought back and their thieves behind bars.
This is an entertaining action movie with some good laughs along the way. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence make a good duo in this movie. Most of the laughs are involved in the mishaps and explaining of Marcus pretending to be his partner Mike to his wife and Julie, who is in their protective custody. This movie was directed by Michael Bay so expect some good action sequences.
Video: How does it look?
The 16:9 enhanced picture looks very good. The picture is clear and colors are true. The dark scenes look very well with no grain at all and the daylight scenes are crystal clear.
Audio: How does it sound?
The 5.1 Dolby Digital sound is the strong point of this film. I wish the .1 bass channel received some more oomph in the final scene, but all in all it is a great soundtrack. Your surround speakers get some noticeable attention in this movie.
Supplements: What are the extras?
“Nothing, Nathan, nada!” It would have been nice to at least have a couple theatrical trailers and some production notes or something. Just a bare boned movie only DVD.