Movie Review – Bad Boys for Life

 

Movie Review - Bad Boys for LifeBad Boys for Life was awesome. I had so much fun watching this movie that I forgot I was working.

With 17 years passing since the last Bad Boys, I wondered if they’d still have their great chemistry. They certainly do. Smith and Lawrence were both great. Again. Looking back and seeing these guys in these roles for 25 years now really makes me feel old, yet they look fabulous. Still.

It was enjoyable from the beginning to end. Movies that run over 2 hours usually lose me; I get bored way too quickly and fall asleep. Not Bad Boys for Life — I was really into the storyline, which has a lot of twists and turns I wasn’t expecting. There is a lot of humor, just like always, but there is also a tender side to this one that gave it another layer.

I’m not going to include any spoilers, but I really enjoyed how they wove it all together. Make sure to not leave the theater when the credits start. They stuck a little scene in there that will explain what I’m talking about. (20-ish seconds into the credits.)

It wasn’t just Smith and Lawrence that made it great. The supporting cast was just as good. The police force created a new unit (AMMO). Within that unit is some incredible talent which helped brighten the big screen even more. Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, and Charles Melton were fantastic. They’re all young ones, but they had chemistry with Smith and Lawrence as if they’d been with them for 25 years. The age jokes are hilarious!

I don’t think you can go wrong with this movie. I’d recommend it to anyone.

Grade: A

About The Peetimes: The 1st and 3rd Peetimes are your best bet. I only submitted the 2nd one for Emergencies.

There are extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Bad Boys for Life. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)

Rated (R) for strong bloody violence, language throughout, sexual references and brief drug use
Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime

Is there anything extra during the end credits of Bad Boys for Life?

Bad Boys for Life Yes, there are extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Bad Boys for Life.

Anything Extra Details

Less than a minute into the credits there is an additional scene that you’re not gonna want to miss. After the additional scene it is safe to leave.

The credits run for approximately 6 minutes.

Read the RunPee movie review for Bad Boys for Life by Christene Johnson. Movie review grade: A

Rated (R) for strong bloody violence, language throughout, sexual references and brief drug use
Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime
USA release date: 2020-01-17
Movie length: 2 hours 3 minutes

We have 3 Peetimes for Bad Boys for Life. Learn more.

About The Peetimes
The 1st and 3rd Peetimes are your best bet. I only submitted the 2nd one for Emergencies.

Is there anything extra during the end credits of The Gentlemen?

The Gentlemen Yes, there are extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of The Gentlemen.

Anything Extra Details

The credits scroll for about one minute. After that, the full uncensored music video for the in-film song “Box in the Bush,” by The Toddlers, plays on one side of the screen, with the credits on the other side.

There is nothing after the video ends.

The credits run for approximately 5 minutes.

Read the RunPee movie review for The Gentlemen by Rob Williams. Movie review grade: A

Rated (R) for violence, language throughout, sexual references and drug content
Genres: Action, Crime
USA release date: 2020-01-17
Movie length: 1 hour 53 minutes

We have 4 Peetimes for The Gentlemen. Learn more.

About The Peetimes
Guy Ritchie returns to his roots with a Brit Gangster movie.

As is usual for his films, the action is snappy. It wasn’t easy, but I’ve managed to find a few times when I could get a few scenes long enough to summarize for Peetimes!

Movie Review – The Gentlemen

Movie Review - The GentlemenGuy Ritchie returns to where it all started: the Brit Gangster flick. Albeit, this time with an American lead. I don’t know if Matthew McConaughey was first choice for the lead but, to my mind, he fits it well as the trailer trash Texan who made it to the upper echelons of English society via a Rhodes Scholarship and a talent for selling weed to his upper class chums.

To my mind though, the real star is Charlie Hunnam as his effortlessly scary right hand man, Ray. At the risk of exposing my ignorance, I admit I had to look up his IMDb page to see what else he’d done, and was surprised to find out that he’d been in quite a few things I’d already seen without noticing him. Whether this says more about his chameleonic acting skills or my lack of observation I decline to expand upon.

There were plenty of other acting treats to enjoy. Colin Farrell as Coach was the best I’ve seen him for some time. Jeremy Strong was chilling as the delightfully effete threat to Mickey Pearson’s retirement plans. And as for Hugh Grant and Michelle Dockery, it was like they were in a “Posh? Me? Nah mate; I’m as common as muck, me,” competition both affecting Cockney/Estuary accents; Hugh Grant’s with a little extra ‘camp’ thrown in.

The thing that might put some people off is the language. If you have a particular problem with the ‘C’ word (and I don’t mean codswallop or cor blimey!) then you might find the 20+ uses of the word a bit much. Having said that, I did manage to get about a third of those in one Peetime! If you need to take a positive from this, I suppose it’s that you don’t notice the ‘F’ word so much again (I don’t mean fiddlesticks or flipping heck).

Basically it’s a case of if you liked Lock, Stock and Snatch you’ll like this. Twists and turns, surprises, humor, and action, pretty much from start to end.

Oh! See if you can spot the signs Guy Ritchie has made it during the opening scene and its repeat!

Grade: A

About The Peetimes: Guy Ritchie returns to his roots with a Brit Gangster movie. As is usual for his films, the action is snappy. It wasn’t easy, but I’ve managed to find a few times when I could get a few scenes long enough to summarize!

There are extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of The Gentlemen. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)

Rated (R) for violence, language throughout, sexual references and drug content
Genres: Action, Crime

Movie Review – Underwater

Movie Review - UnderwaterUnderwater was much better than I was expecting. I had fun watching it;  they definitely did a great job with the suspense. I took my granddaughter with me and she whispered the funniest thing to me half way through. She says, “Don’t worry Grandma, I’m not gonna ask you to take me to the beach again.” She tells me in the car on the way home that if things like that could exist, she wants no part of the ocean again. Thanks Hollywood — no more sunburns and sand in my car.

I have one major positive and one major negative thought on this film.

The positive side: they did a fantastic job showing you their fear. I could feel the tension — it oozed off of the screen. Many times I put myself in the situations they are faced with, and I figured out that I would have been the first to die. Well played, actors.

My negative side: I wish we would have been given more on the characters’ back stories, especially Norah’s (Kristen Stewart). That girl wouldn’t give up. They put in a quick scene about her past, but it was rushed and not very detailed.

Overall, we had a great time and weren’t disappointed.

Grade: B+

About The Peetimes: This movie is short, but jam packed with scenes that just don’t fit into Peetimes. If you use the 2nd Peetime, be sure to get back to your seat before the Peetimes ends, because there’s a critical scene you can’t miss.

There are no extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Underwater. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)

Rated (PG-13) for sci-fi action and terror, and brief strong language
Genres: Action, Drama, Horror

Movie Review – Why I hated Underwater

Is there anything extra during the end credits of Underwater?

Is there anything extra during the end credits of Underwater?

Underwater No, there are no extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Underwater.

Anything Extra Details

The credits run for approximately 4 minutes.

Read the RunPee movie review for Underwater by Christene Johnson. Movie review grade: B+

Rated (PG-13) for sci-fi action and terror, and brief strong language
Genres: Action, Drama, Horror
USA release date: 2020-01-10
Movie length: 1 hour 35 minutes

We have 2 Peetimes for Underwater. Learn more.

About The Peetimes
This movie is short, but jam packed with scenes that just don’t fit into Peetimes.

If you use the 2nd Peetime, be sure to get back to your seat before the Peetimes ends, because there’s a critical scene that you can’t miss.

Movie Review – Underwater

Is there anything extra during the end credits of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker?

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker No, there are no extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Anything Extra Details

There are no extra scenes. However, if you’re a fan of the Star Wars music by John Williams there’s plenty to enjoy throughout the credits, including Darth Vader’s theme and the Celebratory passage from A New Hope.

Also, wait a few minutes after the credits roll, and you’ll see the complete list of [redacted for spoilers] characters/voice actors from a key scene in the movie. Without this list, it’s hard to identify them all.

The credits run for approximately 10 minutes.

Read the RunPee movie review for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker by Rob Williams. Movie review grade: A-

Rated (PG-13) for sci-fi violence and action
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Sequel, Star Wars
USA release date: 2019-12-20
Movie length: 2 hours 22 minutes

We have 4 Peetimes for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Learn more.

About The Peetimes
Between we Peeps we’ve seen Rise of Skywalker now 5 times, so we can be sure we picked the best Peetimes and got the details right.

I recommend the 2nd or 3rd Peetime. Both are plenty long, but there’s important scenes that follow each Peetime, so don’t be late.

#MayTheRunPeeBeWithYou

Movie Review – Spies in Disguise

Movie Review - Spies in DisguiseThe messages Spies in Disguise delivers should resonate with parents. First, the young scientist/inventor is called “weird” by the kids at school. Throughout the movie that label is challenged, and turned into a compliment.

The second message the story emphasizes is nonviolent solutions to problems. The spy Lance Sterling solves problems with explosions. On the other hand, Walter solves problems with nonlethal doses of glitter. In the end Lance comes to trust Walter’s judgment.

There’s plenty of funny hijinks for kids to enjoy and some of the scenes are funny enough to make adults laugh out loud. While Spies in Disguise doesn’t have the broad ranging entertainment as most Pixar movies, it isn’t one of those movies mom and dad have to flip a coin over who has to take the kids. There’s enough here for everyone to enjoy.

Grade: B+

About The Peetimes: I have 3 Peetimes spread out nicely. We worked hard to avoid the best (and silliest) action scenes and humor in any of the Peetimes.

There are extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Spies in Disguise. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)

Rated (PG) for action, violence, and rude humor
Genres: Action, Adventure, Animation

Movie Review – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Movie Review - Star Wars: The Rise of SkywalkerCards on the table. I went into this film pretty sure I was going to enjoy it. I remember going to see “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope” (or just “Star Wars” as it was back then!) as a student back in 1977. Here I am, retired, going to see the final episode 42 years later.

Was I disappointed? In short no! I liked it. There was adventure, there were goodbyes, there were new characters, and there were jokes. Would it have made sense without seeing the other eight films? I think so, but it’s hard to tell, as I can’t help but know what’s happened before and what is significant.

For instance, there were more jokes than I expected, and they did get laughs from the cinema audience. Now, as this is the second showing (after the midnight screening for the insomniacs and uber fans), and it was only 10 a.m., I’m guessing they were a crowd of fans — so I couldn’t tell if they were stand alone-funny or context-funny but, what the heck, we enjoyed it.

The much-touted scenes featuring Carrie Fisher were well done; much better than the Peter Cushing outing a few films ago.

Finally, it was nice to see a couple of ‘blink and you’ll miss them’ cameos by Warwick Davis as Wicket W. Warrick, and Denis Lawson as Wedge Antilles.

Grade: A-

About The Peetimes: I would recommend the 2nd Peetime. It’s plenty long and is mostly climbing. There’s no action or character development. #MayRunPeeBeWithYou

There are no extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)

Rated (PG-13) for sci-fi violence and action
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Star Wars

Movie Review – Jumanji: The Next Level

Movie Review - Jumanji: The Next LevelSo here we go again! If you saw Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle you’ll know what to expect: action, thrills, and humor in abundance, but with enough tweaks to make things interesting.

If you’ve seen the trailers and, to be honest they’ve been difficult not to see, then you’ll know the premise is the same as before: a group of friends get sucked into a game and have to win to get back home.

They’re ascribed avatars with varying strengths and weaknesses, and a lot of the humor comes from the mismatch between the real world person and the character they’ve been landed with. This time around the characters are enhanced by another generation, and this leads to more comic situations.

Once again, the CGI is flawless and the action is very well choreographed. The animals are believable and the fights are exciting. The humor is pitched at the right level so it doesn’t distract from the story.

Enough is the same that you know what’s going on, but enough is different to make it interesting. All in all, it’s a brisk romp and the two hours flies by. I’ll be seeing it again within the week!

Grade: A

About The Peetimes: I’ve managed to find a few Peetimes which can either be easily described or appeared in the trailers. Be warned though…there is action throughout this film, and it starts pretty soon after each of these Peetimes!

There are extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Jumanji: The Next Level. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)

Rated (PG-13) for adventure action, suggestive content and some language
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy