Bad Boys II

 
 

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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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Sex & Nudity
Violence & Gore
Profanity
1 to 10

MPAA Rating: R

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reprise their roles as Miami Narcotics detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett. This time around they've been assigned to a high-tech task force investigating a Cuban drug lord (Jordi Molla) who's moving huge shipments of the designer drug Ecstasy by sea. Things get complicated when Marcus' sister (Gabrielle Union) is kidnapped and they must go to Cuba to rescue her. Also with Peter Stormare. Directed by Michael Bay. [2:24]

SEX/NUDITY 6 - A woman is shown on a video moving rhythmically and moaning as a man thrusts from behind her. A woman's head raises up from a man's lap and it is suggested that she has been performing oral sex; she then kisses and nuzzles his neck. Two scantily-clad women approach a truck and the driver reaches out to touch one of them as they flirt. A man begins to untie a bow on the front of a woman's dress and they kiss. A man and a woman kiss, and a woman jumps into a man's arms and they kiss briefly. People place pills on each other's tongues seductively, and some kiss. Two rats are shown having sex and we hear rhythmic squeaking. Two men talk about a man's inability to have sex and it is misconstrued by people listening as a homosexual situation. A man looks under the towel wrapped around his waist and remarks about his arousal. Two women dance suggestively on a man's desk while he watches. A man waggles his tongue at a woman. A man pulls the sides of his tank T-shirt together to reveal his nipples while posing next to a statue. Nude corpses are shown: one female is uncovered to show her bare breasts, and a man's pubic region is evident through a plastic cover. Many women are shown in bikinis in a beach scene: some are in thongs that reveal bare buttocks. People dance in a night club and the women wear skimpy outfits revealing cleavage, bare shoulders, bare abdomens, bare legs and a bit of buttocks under short shorts. Women wear low-cut and short outfits that reveal cleavage and bare legs. Men are shown bare-chested in a few scenes.

VIOLENCE/GORE 9 - A small barrel with severed body parts is placed on a stool, and we see the bloody stumps and watch blood pour from the bottom of the barrel onto the floor. A dismembered finger is found near a sink that is smeared with blood. We see many corpses in a truck, they flop around as the truck drives fast during a chase, some of the bodies come out of their plastic wrapping and we see their blue tinged skin and autopsy scars; some of the bodies fall out of the truck, and land on a car following or are run over by the car (one body's head pops off and rolls along a street). A remote-controlled car blows up in the middle of a group of men who are thrown into the air (we see bodies with missing limbs and bloody stumps). Many dead bodies on tables are shown in a mortuary: a man uncovers them and shoves his hand into their body cavities (we see skin flaps flapping around), one of the men vomits repeatedly, one man opens the mouth of a corpse and the top of its head pops off exposing its brain, and one man pulls organs out of a corpse. Two men in a house shoot back and forth with several other men: one man is shot repeatedly in the chest, one is shot in the eye through a hole in a wall (we see the eye and the gun line up and then hear the shot), one man is shot in the back of the head (blood splatters on the wall), one man is sprayed in the eyes with an aerosol spray, and one man is kicked in the head twice (we see two of the dead men later covered with blood). A man is shot in the head and blood splatters on the man standing behind him. A man in a car is shot in the head (blood sprays on the passenger), the woman in the car with him shoots the man who shot him, drives the car with another man hanging on the door, kicks him off the door (the man lands hard on a glass enclosure) and races off in the car. A shootout in a street has many bullets fired with cars, trees and people hit (innocent bystanders run screaming and lie on ground while bullets whiz by). A man is killed when a mine explodes, and a man is shot in the head, falls back on the ground and is blown in half when he falls on mine (we see his dismembered body parts tumble on the ground). A shootout has police and men shooting back and forth and many are hit: we see a man held by the neck with a gun to his head, blood spurts when the man is shot, an explosion throws people into the air, a man is shot in the buttock (we see the bullet pass through, and blood spurts) and the bullet continues on to hit another man nearby in the neck. A grenade is launched into a house, it explodes and many shots are fired hitting many men (we see blood spurting and bodies jerk when they are hit), causing a lot of property damage (glass shatters, scaffolding collapses) and large explosions. Two men in a car are shot at, they swerve and crash into a bank where people run and scream, and a shootout begins. A semi-truck hauling cars crashes onto a highway where it chases a car, the men in the truck shoot at the car, the truck drives over other cars on the highway, cars are released from the back of the truck, crash onto the highway spinning and flipping through traffic, hitting some other cars and causing several explosions. A man is shot and falls to the ground, another man is shot repeatedly and falls back into a fountain, and a man is shot in the ear. Two men chase a man through streets and onto a train where they fight with punches and bites, they crash through the window of the train and struggle on the platform until one is thrown off, lands on the rails, and is run over by the train. A car chase takes many cars racing through streets while firing guns at each other, and many cars crash into each other. A man punches a man and two men jump through windows, run to a car and race away from a house as they are being shot at. A man overdoses twitching and convulsing, he's taken away in an ambulance and tossed into an alley where he dies. A woman is held with a gun to her neck. Several rats are shot and one is stepped on (we hear a crunch and squish). A woman plays with a gun and it goes off hitting a statue near a man. A man threatens a man with cutting off a body part, and a woman threatens a man with being dismembered. A man is forced into the trunk of a car a few times and he comes out with a bloody forehead after a car chase. A woman is hit in the face with a gun. A car drives through the wreckage of a house that has been blown up, it is chased and speeds down the side of a hill covered with shacks crashing through them and causing some explosions. An ambulance drives through the front of a building causing part of it to collapse. A boat is chased and shot at repeatedly until it stalls. Two men shove each other a few times. A man yells at two men in several scenes, two men yell at each other in many scenes, and a man and a woman yell at each other. A man frisks a boy and two men threaten him (one waves a gun in his face) before a date with one man's daughter. A dog pulls a chain around a swimming pool tearing down the side and causing the water and two people in it to pour out. Two men with a stick break up a man's store. We see a KKK rally: a cross is set ablaze and men in white robes chant in racially offensive terms.

PROFANITY 10 - 132 F-words and its derivatives, 1 obscene hand gesture, 10 sexual references (one in Spanish, not translated), 112 scatological terms, 36 anatomical terms, 33 mild obscenities, 15 derogatory terms for African-Americans, 7 insulting comments about Hispanic Americans, 9 religious profanities, 12 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Friendship, drugs, police operations, money laundering, anger management, brother/sister relationships, honor, dignity, lying, trust, love, homosexuality, diplomacy.

MESSAGE - Friendship is the strongest bond.

(Note: People are shown drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes, and taking drugs.)

Special Keywords: S6 - V9 - P10 - MPAAR

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