Originally Posted by LuckyLuchiano
lol exactly. Dudes is really pissed that this isn't a "dark urban film".
The movie is supposed to be an artistic take on a modern conflict. Dudes are so simple minded I swear, if you dont give it to them straight and simple they get mad and confused.
As a person from Chicago, I can't appreciate the direction he went with this film at all.
1. this is a serious and heartfelt issue linked to generational gang violence, racism and gentrification, and lack of resources and education for the youth.
2. maybe satire / comedy would be more effective in relaying a message to an audience without their guard up BUT this writing doesn't take any elements from the way Chicago really is. The characters feel like the urban folks that Spike is familiar with from either New York or Atlanta. No authenticity at all.
3. Feels like any white person seeing this will feed into the image of black people that they want to reinforce. Stupid and driven by animalistic desires.