O-Dog is the opposite, a young man who's afraid of nothing and always has trouble with the justice. If you like activity shows, this is certainly the film for you. The best film the Hugh-Brother ever made, simply a must see, you will love it!!! Extremely brutal, but gripping and compelling story of a volatile, alienated young teenager Turner growing up in the violent atmosphere of the L. I saw this film the weekend it opened. It deals with everything that is happening in the world with teens in the hood: Pregnancy, Drive-by's, Drug Addiction, and many other things. Watts District andagainst the advice of family and friendsmakes no effort to transcend the harshness and ignorance of his surroundings, instead choosing to head down a dead-end path.
The main-characters are Caine, and O-Dog. The movie shows us the road that both, including there friends pass in this strange world of drugs, violence. What I like about this film, is that it is exactly what it's supposed to be. I should state I got somewhat apprehensive. It does not show people getting shot every 2 minutes and showing the kids smoking weed in every scene, because it's not like that in real life. When I went to the theater, I noticed that most of the audience was Black and in their late teens. I must say I got a little nervous.
Away from my girl, away from my baby, away from you. Obviously not for all tastes, but a monumental achievement regardless, thanks to a superior cast of actors. What I like about this film, is that it is precisely what it should be. This shows precisely how everything goes down. The violence used is also excessive and very graphic. In heartbreaking detail the main characters narrate us through youth criminality, drug-dealing, racism and a lot of other nasty stuff.
The movie shows us the road that both, including there friends pass in this strange world of drugs, violence. Perfectly showing the hard life young black people go through in the ghetto. I applaud the Hughes Brothers for making a movie that is able to connect with so many people. When I went to the theater, I saw that a large portion of the gathering of people was Black and in their late high schoolers. It proves effectively that a gritty street-drama doesn't have to look bad in order to be realistic. I still cry while watching it on video.
Like as in Dead Presidents, the directors aren't afraid of over-doing anything. Then I noticed that the Black teenage guys around me were crying too. Well, besides the violence the movie is great in many other ways. The main-characters are Caine, and O-Dog. Caine, is not the typical gangster, he had a very hard childhood, with a dealer as father and a junkie as mother, but he doesn't want to live this kind of live and tries to change it. It shows what it is really like for teenagers growing up in the ghetto. Tate is an absolute powerhouse as Turner's younger, impulsive, and extremely cold-blooded pal.
When the movie ended, I started crying. The story is great, in some points resembling some greek tragedy, with a storyline used successfully in other movies like Carlito's Way, Goodfellas, American History X and many others. Nothing all the more, nothing less. The shootings and bloodlettings are just to make it more realistic, which is pretty much the goal of the movie. There are many reasons to it, but I think what makes it so special is it's sense of style.
If you like action dramas, this is definitely the film for you. It's about changing your life in time, before it's too late. O-Dog is the opposite, a young man who's afraid of nothing and always has trouble with the justice. . But, as the movie progressed, I got absorbed in it. There are brutal beatings as well as bloody shootings, all shot much better than your average action-movie. The Hughes' are young, aggressive and untouchable film-makers who intend to show you the real world, and do it with style.
If you don't change in time, all your past sins will come back to you. How come you never come see me? Caine, is not the typical gangster, he had a very hard childhood, with a dealer as father and a junkie as mother, but he doesn't want to live this kind of live and tries to change it. Violent, almost unbearable at times, but faultlessly acted by the cast, and filled with powerful, authentic scenes. Instead of using hand held cams and grainy film the Hughes' shoot their film with style, influenced by John Woo, and action-comics. Through slow-motion and impressive camera manoeuvering they're making great, exhilarating action. The best film the Hugh-Brother ever made, simply a must see, you will love it!!! Menace was a brilliant film. This shows exactly how everything goes down.
I saw this film the end of the week it opened. You can get it at Wal-Mart for a good price. I have watched this film several times since I bought it, and I don't do that with many movies. It demonstrates what it is truly similar to for youngsters experiencing childhood in the ghetto. Perfectly showing the hard life young black people go through in the ghetto. I liked Cane and I even liked O'Dog. .
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