He is introduced to those children, all sitting in a row, some not even black like their mother. It's a succession of events, and the plot is just an excuse to keep it going. Shawn and Marlon Wayans, along with director Paris Barclay, have created a very humorous satire of the flood of films recently dealing with African-American life in the ghettos of inner-cities of America. Im not American, Im not black, and I liked the movie and understood the humor on it completely, also helped that I listen to some American rap and I can more fully understand some references related to racial issues. The movie chronicles the exploits of a young black man whose mother returns him to the 'hood to live and learn from his father. Even if you haven't seen the movies that it is spoofed from it will still be a good time! 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.
They seem to be the only ones who can do what Zucker used to: serve up what are generally called spoofs. Things are crazy there, for example, he is older than his father and his best friend's grandmother is a trigger-happy old lady who blames her eccentric-looking kid for not being tough enough. The film was very good, on all levels this issure the best Hughes Brothers film. It feels good you know hmmmmmmmmmm. If either of these things are true, see this movie.
Anyone who does not have a strong sense of humour or anyone who can't take a joke made at there gender or race then do not watch this, it is an obvious micky take film so this is your warning. It has a good message, butin some ways, I thought the film Boyz N the Hood showed the message ina better way. A hysterical mother cries over the body of her 'baby' until she realizes the young man isn't hers, and then she quickly calms down and becomes quite indifferent. Ted's Evaluation -- 3 of 3: Worth watching. When you see it, you're gonna like it a lot. Also reference to many talented actors here that became famous, almost every face is familiar. The acting was good, Tyrin Turner, I've never reallyheard of and Larenz Tate I've see in Dead Presidents.
This is a powerful movie with a great story. I think that I have never laughed harder than during this movie. It's rude, it's crude, it's in-yor-face - and it's just a delight to watch. During the opening credits, we see footageof the Watts riots that took place during the 60's. We follow Ashtray as he returns to the place he grew up in and meet his father and his basket-case friends.
About halfway through the movie, either I became immune to the jokes or the movie ran out of creative energy. Sorry if I got carried away with the review, this one deserves a big text and a 9. 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. Caine narrates thestory of his life, explaining how after the riots, drugs came intoeffect, and affected his home life as a child. Later in the movie, Ashtray must decide whether he wants to make a commitment to Dashiki.
But the laughs soon started up again. This movie isn't a total spoof of movies with a couple of original jokes here and there. As the story progresses, and things spiral downward for Caine,he ends up in a hell of a jam and tries to make a way out of it all. His Grandparents love him, but they struggled to raisehim and tried their hardest to keep him out of trouble. It shows what it is really like for teenagers growing up in the ghetto. The Wayans are rather stuck - the genres they parody here have very rigid conventions, so much so that there is usually only one or two gags one can use to mock them - e. We weren't laughing at the line so much at the performance of it.
Jackson plays Caine's junkie father, and Larenz Tate is a standout as hair-trigger homeboy O-Dog. The man pulled out an even bigger gun. It is a very funny movie and will keep you laughing the whole way through. After loosing hisparents on at the hands of drugs, he was sent to live with hisGrandparents. I admit that I'm a fan.
Before long, Ashtray's nuclear-armed gangster cousin Loc Dog Marlon Wayans introduces him to a bizarrely comic crime underworld. Some samples of the humor: -A refrigerator was full of '40', an alcoholic beverage which it seemed everyone drank even a baby bottle was filled with something the same color as '40'. Keenan Wayans drops in every now and then like the voice on a scratch dub. It tellsthe story of young Caine Lawson, a teen growing up in Watts,California. Can Caine rise above the entrapments of the 'hood? The Wayans brothers are good in whatever movie they are in so go watch 'White Chicks' and the first two Scary Movie's. You need to have seen most of the movies being parodied in order to see the true depth of the humor in this movie.