I recently watched this movie again. It’s as emotionally heart wrenching, now, as the first time I watched. And it’s simultaneously sad and impressive that the movie holds up so well all of these years later. You can’t name a single thing mentioned in the movie that isn’t still mutilating our communities today: Guns, Black on Black crime, drugs, gentrification, traumatized mothers and missing fathers. Swap the actors clothing with today’s fashion trends and this movie is just as current now as it was 20 years ago.
And I suppose I feel as bad about that now, as I did then. Damn.
PS: I’m also PISSED John Singleton didn’t win an Oscar. The Academy Awards SUCK!