A very popular 1995 film involving crime is “Bad Boys” directed by Michael Bay. Michael Bay and his team of writers were able to film a highly intense action-comedy based around two detectives fighting organized crime. By examining distortions, crime causation theories, and the image portrayed in “Bad Boys,” the viewer is absorbed into the Hollywood perspective of our justice system.
“Bad Boys” is a hilarious action filled movie that distracts the viewer from things like logic and coherence. Detectives stared by the famous Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are on a deadline to find $100 million worth of heroin from distraught drug-dealers in Miami. Witness, Julie Mott has seen the crazed drug-dealer shoot and kill her best friend. Now it is Will Smith and Martins Lawrence’s job to protect their only whiteness and star in this movie as Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett. In this fast-paced and comedy/action thriller, many distortions are shown primarily because it is focused on the main character’s humor as opposed to the criminal justice system. For example, a scene in the movie that displayed distortions is when the two detectives, Mike and Marcus, go into a local convenient mini-mart with their witness. The store clerk, for some odd reason, believes they are in there to rob him and his store. The clerk points a gun at the detectives and quotes “Hey, freeze bitch!” Mike and Marcus confidently point their guns his way, and in a humorous almost courageous voice quote at the same time “You freeze, bitch…now back up, put down the get, and get me a pack of Tropical Fruit Bubblicious and some Skittles.” After taking CJ110, this was somewhat of a mockery towards the idealistic “meat eaters” of policemen. Another distortion “Bad Boys” portrays is false authority use…and the view of what is legal inside a police department. When the witness, Julie only requests to speak to Mike Lowrey, Marcus Burnett pretends to be his partner because his captain told him to....
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