Bad Boys: Ride or Die trailer and release date – New Zealand

Following on from the success of 2020 legacy sequel Bad Boys for Life, maverick cops Mike Lowrey and Miles Burnett are back for more mayhem, more quips, more of… well, everything really. Even without Michael Bay at the helm, these flicks aren’t exactly subtle.

When is Bad Boys: Ride or Die being released in New Zealand?

Bad Boys: Ride or Die hits New Zealand cinemas on June 13.

What is Bad Boys: Ride or Die about?

After their old commanding officer, the late and much-missed Captain Howard, who bought the farm in the last movie, is accused of being in cahoots with a drug cartel, the boys set out to clear his name. Whoops! Mike and Miles get framed too, and promptly escape custody in order to take down the real bad guys. Cue gunfights, chases, brawls, explosions—you know, the usual. This one comes to us from the directing team of Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, who also called the shots on Bad Boys for Life, so we’re in good hands. Bet Batgirl would have been pretty rad, too, now that you mention it.

The cast of Bad Boys: Ride or Die

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are back as our heroes, and frankly it’d be weird if they weren’t. Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, and Paola Núñez return as their fellow members of AMMO, the elite police squad introduced in Bad Boys for Life. Eric Dane (Euphoria) is the villain, Banker, so that’s one mystery solved, and Jacob Scipio returns as Armando Aretas, Mike’s assassin son, who was introduced in the last film.

But most importantly, Joe Pantoliano gets a post-mortem appearance as Captain Howard. Justice for Joey Pants!

Bad Boys: Ride or Die trailer

Why we’re excited about Bad Boys: Ride or Die

Honestly, how can you not be? This one ticks all the boxes. Is it formulaic? Yes. Is it fun? Also yes. Whatcha gonna do?