A highly realistic portrayal of a too-common occurence.
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The following is reproduced from a review I wrote on a different forum.

I found this film highly enjoyable, primarily because it departs from the stereotypical "OMG huwhite natzee realizes that n___s were his friends all along!" narrative. It's got many great elements that goats will find enjoyable, such as brotherly camaraderie, the importance of finding a good woman, the value of hard work, and a fairly realistic depiction of n___ behavior.
 
Brief synopsis
 
When a man gets shafted by the California "justice" system for killing a s__ in self-defense, he must do whatever he can to provide for his newborn and fiance... while surviving the dangers of being incarcerated.
 
Spoilers (items of note):

  • The n___s depicted fighting are very believable. One attacks out of nowhere for no reason, all the other nogs nearby gather to watch, and the moment the protagonist begins to win, they all jump in.
  • When the movie was released, it would've been harder to believe that such a case could happen in real life. Sadly, this is no longer out of the realm of possibility, and may even be increasingly common as time passes.
  • Good on whoever decided that the weapon used for self-defense in the first act was a baseball bat, not a firearm. It is California after all, and sends a clear message -- it's not guns that are prohibited, it's whites defending themselves.
  • The baseline irrationality of women makes a nice cameo in this film. We see a young mother who is presented with the choice of either giving in to her own feelings or deferring to the man she has committed to and trusting he knows best. Every man should aspire to find a woman like this -- one that won't run when the going gets tough.
  • For once, we get a crooked prison guard that's somewhat realistically written/cast -- a hypocritical shitskin that abuses inmates while teaching its offspring the opposite. No stereotypical huwhite bad guy.
  • The movie takes creative license with the depiction of prison conditions to make the story work, particularly in housing inmates together where they'd normally be isolated.

Bottom Line
 
In a world where movies invert racial statistics and shoehorn diversity into every crevice, this film is exceptional in that it simply doesn't, or at least makes no concerted effort to do so. The story isn't anything extraordinary, nor is its arcs, but it is a film you can watch without worrying that the producers will yank the rug out from under you just as you begin to enjoy it. And thus, with no globohomo distractions to yank you out of your immersion, it is enjoyable.

May 24th 2022
This review was posted from the United States or from a VPN in the United States.
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