Shadik | Anchorage, Alaska United States | 12/12/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The lead character is a straight negro. Notice i said negro. The story line is good. It's real! As far as the martial-arts experience? It's ideal. Though, none of these actors real seem to know martial arts. I do remember the days of the panther, where martial arts was part of the law. I mean you had to know how to defend yourself back then. This movie is a reminder of that. Though, it's not quite real enough it's still an ideal scenario. This would be a movie where grown ups have that child "Conquer and destroy" Mentality. Like "This is our clubhouse! Who goes there?" type ish (Ninja Turtles). So, it's cool in a way. I believe the kung fu master type action should be deaded and more official. As far as black folks? We just go for what we know. In the streets it ain't much. Um, maybe a crow-bar, a rock, a rusty screw-driver, umm some scrap metal........ Kung fu? how many of us can afforded? How many actually believe they need it? Mama got kitchen knives, Pops got a gun, big bro plays baseball. So their you have it. A good ideal movie with a lil extra activity that might take you from the concept. Though, it was fun to watch, and it makes me think...hmmmm what if black culture had more involved like Martial Art. But if you can look past the little martial arts slow motion fighting and the unexperience artists. You could really enjoy this flick heartful. Big ups to the team and cast that put this together cause it ain't too far off from the black origin. Always keep it real. Though this movie is straight entertainment. It's also one of my favorite underground indie films from black-america. Great Music! I imagine this movie redone with just "Go for what you know fighting (on the real). It's Gangsta! Big Ups!"
Shadik | 04/07/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"1st off, if your into karate/stunt/gangsta/westside movies, this one is for you. Everyone else, to spare you the horrific 2 hours of this film ill tell you why not to even glance at it in a movie store. My freind and i bought this movie cuz it looked like a good south central/ compton or whatever movie. We expected a Menace 2 Society or Boyz in the Hood, and we got a "Bruce Lee Visits The South Side" joint. There are 2 main sound effects in the entirety of the movie, they are "Ka" and "Pow". There are also about 3 words said in this movie that have more than 1 syllable. Not counting the must-have 4 letter words. The whole plot comes down to 2 guys beatin the nuts out of each other in a strange gang/cult's hideout, and of course, the main character, Boo saves the day. So if you want to rent this movie, do it for laughs. If you dont want to rent this movie, good."
orlesher bell | Houston, Texas | 03/16/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It was ok not very good description of life here in Houston, but worth watching thinks to the characters Boo, and Mecca.It's about a Boo an ex street thug helping a friend out and getting caught up in a gang rivalry, along with a murder and having to try to survive life in the south while trying to escape."