Anybody who thinks this represents the norm of what life in the ghetto is like for black teenagers has never lived there. Then I noticed that the Black teenage guys around me were crying too. The son of both a drug dealer Samuel L. Not too long into the movie, after we learn about Caine's early life,we see him graduate from High School. But, as the movie progressed, I got absorbed in it.
The shootings and bloodlettings are just to make it more realistic, which is pretty much the goal of the movie. Yes, this film belongs in that genre; it just has a black face. Boyz n the Hood is the onlyone that comes close and that takes itself way too seriously. I have watched this film several times since I bought it, and I don't do that with many movies. He wanted revenge, he got it, but is he truly satisfied? I liked Cane and I even liked O'Dog. I was 17 years old, hanging out with friends, doing the things 17 yearolds and the characters in the movie do, in a friend's backyard.
It contains a message that indeed hits home. It left me in awe andon the edge of tears. I was offended at the time, when the studio tried to market this movie with Boyz in the Hood. Ok let me be honest. It also showed us Tre played by Cuba Gooding, Jr. Throughout the film, Caine and O-Dog Larenz Tate commit numerous crimes.
In the case of the boy, he will most likely end up warped and needing psychiatric help. The streetwise edginess that the Hughes' began their film with the opening is nigh on horrific has long since gone as they try to make a film that touches all the bases of Black Americana. Can Caine rise above the entrapments of the 'hood? The film was very good, on all levels this issure the best Hughes Brothers film. I still cry while watching it on video. As long as you can tolerate the violence and not-so-clean language,check this one out.
When I went to the theater, I noticed that most of the audience was Black and in their late teens. Tate is an absolute powerhouse as Turner's younger, impulsive, and extremely cold-blooded pal. Sobering and incisive, this cautionary urban drama centers on 18-year-old Caine Lawson Tyrin Turner , a street tough facing a moral quandary while trying to turn his life around, aided by a pragmatic girlfriend Jada Pinkett Smith and a caring teacher Charles S. Lady of Rage Official Video by SouthCentralChannel. The violence used is also excessive and very graphic. If you enjoyed this, I also recommend Boyz N the Hood, and you'llprobably enjoy the Wayans brothers' spoof, Don't be a Menace to SouthCentral While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood. When lead protagonist Tyrin is trying to deal with his inner conflict, we the audience are treated to standard run of the mill melodrama.
Frankly, this is a very racist and stereotypical film. It goes without saying that Caine is a criminal, but we come to sympathize with him, even though there is no way we can support his actions. When I saw this in the theatre I wasn't impressed. Now in my late twenties, I consider this a classic. At such an age this movie shocked and excited me.
During the opening credits, we see footageof the Watts riots that took place during the 60's. This shows exactly how everything goes down. The story focuses on Caine brilliantly played by Tyrin Turner and his life after graduating from high school. If you enjoyed this, I also recommend Boyz N the Hood, and you'llprobably enjoy the Wayans brothers' spoof, Don't be a Menace to SouthCentral While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood. But in the end, it seemed pointless and it never really went anywhere, even though it took its sweet time getting to that destination. Obviously not for all tastes, but a monumental achievement regardless, thanks to a superior cast of actors. This was a chilling way to open the movie, asit shows how easy it is for someone in the ghetto to get caught up inthe moment and kill someone.
The best film the Hugh-Brother ever made, simply a must see, you will love it!!! I was really angry when I found out the directors, Albert and Allen Hughes, were black, but spent most of thier life in the Michigan suburbs. The Hughes' are young, aggressive and untouchable film-makers who intend to show you the real world, and do it with style. If you've seen any music video or film that they have directed, you can easily make the claim that they are the best at what they do - portraying life as for what it is. Even as love and a chance of a way out arises with Jada Pinkett's terrific pretty Ronnie, it's doubtful if Tyrin will escape from the revolving door of death. He grows up with a caring father Laurence Fishburne and it also shows him with his friends, many of whom are doomed to the legacy of street violence.
So many complained about blaxploitation films, years before. It has a good message, and it has some very moving moments init. Caine narrates thestory of his life, explaining how after the riots, drugs came intoeffect, and affected his home life as a child. After falling victimto a violent car jacking, he is brought into violence and crimehimself. This is largely because as I've already stated that their work is often very grim, but people often miss the fact that their work is often very optimistic about everything they talk about.
The clever dialog, even in tenuous situations,is genius. There was some flaws but the movie makes it out like therereally isn't any. The action wasgood and the movie was extremely powerful. The structure is terribly shaky, and not every movie needs a story, but the film still didn't intrigue me or leave me meditating to its lifestyle. There are many reasons to it, but I think what makes it so special is it's sense of style.