The movie has a carelessness that shows a contempt for the audience.
Consider a sequence in which two helicopters pursue a speedboat near Miami.
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The doorbell rings, and Lawrence opens it to confront her date, a nervous 15-year-old boy, tall and thin, neatly dressed. Joe Pantoliano is the obligatory police captain who constantly chews out the guys (and for once, a movie takes notice of the body count after a chase scene).
Marcus and his partner (Will Smith) intimidate the boy without mercy. No one in the movie is very interesting; our eyes glaze over during yet another bone-tired retread of chase scenes that we have seen over and over again.
He's cute, fun, smart and you can't stop thinking about him. These are signs that he will likely be very cheap throughout the duration of the relationship. There is a difference between loving sports and having a childish obsession with them. If he truly cares about you, his good behaviors will grow stronger. Anyone, regardless of gender, who asks for help paying bills early on in a relationship should raise red flags. By paying for him early on, you are setting the tone that it will be this way for your entire future. Some men with no ambition whatsoever like to talk up a good game, but at the end of the day, they are just saying what they know women want to hear. Some men may not like being tied down to a phone, but responding to your text messages or phone calls shouldn't be annoying; it's common courtesy and respect.
You're already three steps ahead of the game, mentally planning weddings, children and that giant house with the white picket fence. While many men may seem ideal after just a few weeks of dating, upon closer inspection, there can be warning signs that you should avoid a relationship with this person. Dating someone who refuses to do anything new makes for a long-term relationship that is both boring and one-sided. Those who back down and start getting lazier after having sex for the first time were probably only after one thing to begin with. There is nothing wrong with a guy who wants to grow into a better person, just make sure that he's genuine. The I'm-in-my-late-twenties-or-older-and-still-live-with-my-mother guy. In my book, living at home up until age 25 is acceptable, provided the guy was going through schooling or saving up money.
More men need to think this way when it comes to their daughters,” added another.told Parents that his post wasn’t about protecting his daughters — he was addressing the patriarchal need to assert dominance over women.“I understand the urge to protect your daughters … But the kind of posturing by fathers of daughters I was specifically responding to had nothing to do with that ‘protective instinct’ and everything to do with asserting their dominance over women and reinforcing a belief that women need men to take care of them,” he said.A cop played by Martin Lawrence is alarmed that his 15-year-old daughter is going out on her first date. Even the villain is a bargain-basement ripoff of Al Pacino's great drug dealer in "Scarface." The plot, briefly, involves Smith and Lawrence as partners on the trail of a drug supplier who moves his money into Cuba.We see the girl, pretty and hopeful in her new dress, being fussed over by her mother. Gabrielle Union plays Lawrence's sister, a DEA agent from New York who has been seeing Smith.I was never sure who was in the speedboat, or why it was fleeing.Maybe I missed something, but it didn't make much difference. Men who expect you to clean up their dishes, pick up their clothes and take care of them as if they are little children on a consistent basis need a really check, and will likely treat you as if you are their mother for the rest of their lives. While everyone likes a good deal, real men will not make this known when courting a woman. There's nothing wrong with sitting on the couch and watching sports. But this should never trump the responsibilities of a relationship or take precedence over family obligations. These changes in effort can be very foretelling of how he will be a year or two down the road. The I-had-sex-and-now-I-don't-have-to-try-anymore guy. Always play close attention to how a guy's behavior changes once he has had sex with you for the first time. Be very wary of men who talk up a big game of what they plan on doing with their lives. Be wary of men who constantly look for deals and comment on prices early on in the dating process. Expecting a home cooked meal every single night makes for a relationship that will likely feel unbalanced in the long run. There should be contributions from both parties, even if that contribution isn't always evenly divided. While no man should always be expected to plan five-star dates, at the same time, the romance shouldn't just completely fall off a cliff at once. The opposite of number eleven, the over-controlling guy must know where "his woman" his every second of the day and approve of who she is hanging out with. It's the job of the producer to keep a film on track; did Jerry Bruckheimer notice anything distasteful?Do these images need to be given fresh circulation in 2003?He is threatened with the unspeakable if he lays a hand on the girl. Occasionally there is variety, as when the boys shoot up a Ku Klux Klan rally; I dunno, maybe it's just me, but I don't see anything funny about burning crosses and guys in hoods. The needless cruelty of this scene took me out of the movie and into the minds of its makers. Have they so lost touch with human nature that they think audiences will like this scene? Or is it possible that everyone connected with the film has become so desensitized by the relentless cynical aggression of movies like this that the scene passed without comment?