The “Unhealthy Boys” franchise is not any stranger to lengthy sequel gaps; finally, “Unhealthy Boys II” got here out 8 years after the unique. On the other hand, the franchise outdid itself with “Unhealthy Boys for Lifestyles,” which took a long time to get off the bottom. When it did, alternatively, it made a jaw-dropping comeback. On the time of its unencumber, “Unhealthy Boys for Lifestyles” boasted the second-biggest opening weekend of any January movie. The primary two movies had been loathed via critics, however the legacy sequel earned itself a “Qualified Contemporary” rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Quite than just giving the sequel the generic identify of “Unhealthy Boys III,” the filmmakers as an alternative made a callback to one thing Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) mentioned in “Unhealthy Boys II,” opting for the identify “Unhealthy Boys for Lifestyles.” The 3rd movie inquisitive about what drew enthusiasts to the franchise to start with — the playful banter between the 2 leads.
The primary two movies within the franchise had been directed via Michael Bay, however for the 3rd movie, Sony made up our minds to move the reins to two up-and-coming administrators: Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. Those two relative freshmen, who had most effective achieved indie movies sooner than, had been thrilled to be given a possibility to direct a blockbuster within the franchise that they had liked since formative years. “That is one thing you can’t put out of your mind,” the pair instructed Inverse. Sony’s chance utterly paid off: “Unhealthy Boys for Lifestyles” surpassed the former two movies in each and every approach.