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The return of the B-team: Bay, Bruckheimer, and original 'Bad Boys' Smith and Martin Lawrence.
The long-awaited sequel also sported perhaps the only Peter Travers Rolling Stone review not to end up quoted on a movie poster:
"Bad Boys II has everything. Everything loud, dumb, violent, sexist, racist, misogynistic and homophobic that producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Michael Bay can think of puking up onscreen."
Guess what? It made $273 million worldwide.