The Bad Guys Film Review


Heist-themed animation that works storylessly

The story of The Bad Guys is about a group of unsettling criminals; Wolf (Sam Rockwell), Snake (Mark Maron), Shark (Craig Robinson), Piranha (Anthony Ramos), and Tarantula (Awkwafina). They are a complete package of criminal gangs who like to carry out world-class robberies.

Wolf is the leader, while Snake is a safe and escape expert. More complete with Piranhas who like to wrestle, Shark the master of disguise, and Tarantula the hacker. They named the group as The Bad Guys, and their goal was to become famous for their crimes.

Not without reason, Wolf once said that his good name had been tarnished because so far there had never been a good story about it. Likewise when we hear the words Snake, Shark, Piranha, and Tarantula; I immediately thought how evil these animals were.

Instead of clearing their good name, they have become master robbers. Not for wealth, after all, in their headquarters, all stolen goods are only collectibles. For them, the action is a matter of achievement. They like to be fugitives.

Until one day, Diane Foxington (Zazie Beetz), the governor of the city, ignites the emotions of The Bad Guys. Diane has a big event, which is to give an award for all the goodness of Professor Marmalade (Richard Ayoade). When the media asked her opinion on The Bad Guys, Diane belittled and labeled them petty criminals.

Wolf was furious, and he devised a strategy to commit a big heist in the moment of the award. Instead of making a big moment, The Bad Guys are trapped. The cunning Wolf meets Diane, a fox with a thousand wits.