If you’ve never heard of the Bad Ass Trilogy you’re probably not alone. The trio of films features Danny Trejo and Danny Glover (in the second two films) as a pair of grumpy old bad asses that set out to clean up crime. Think ‘Grumpy Old Men’ meets ‘Lethal Weapon’. These are films that just drip with that b-movie flavor.
The third film, Bad Ass 3: Bad Asses on the Bayou, which was just released, has the type of title that only a b-movie could even entertain. This go around finds Frank Vega (Trejo) and Bernie Pope (Glover) invited to the wedding of the daughter of an old friend. Things go awry when the bride is kidnapped. Frank and Bernie decide that the useless cops aren’t doing enough so they take matters into their own hands will stop at nothing to fix things.
Movies like this thrive on being generic, but entertaining and fun to watch. The entire trilogy is built around the idea of these two old bad asses taking the law into their own hands. Each new film just offers a new scenario for this plot to unfold. Despite this regularity as long as Trejo and Glover are entertaining then the film’s will continue to work on some level. Films like this just have a way of finding success based on the characters, their chemistry, and the action.
‘Bad Ass 3: Bad Asses on the Bayou’ has the type of name that helps potential viewers know almost instantly if they would like it. Rather than sugarcoat anything the film just puts it out there. If you are a fan of films like ‘Lethal Weapon’, ‘Death Wish’, or ‘Machete’ then you will probably enjoy this movie. If the name turns you off then it probably is not the type of movie for you.