One of the main characters, Anthony, played by rapper/actor Chris “Ludacris” bridges is always trying to prove he is not the typical black male or young black thug throughout the movie, but he always succumbs to his surroundings and falls short until the end. Ludacris’ best friend in the movie, Peter played by Larenz Tate helps him steal cars and sells him to chop-shops as their income. Ludacris is obviously the alpha of the duo; he acclaims his dominance by always trying to prove he is more hood or has more thug in him than Tate. he says he has more experience in...
... middle of paper ...
... to the influences we have around us. Earlier in the movie, Tate and Ludacris run over a Chinese gentleman, instead of helping him as soon as it happened, Ludacris wanted to debate with Tate on what to do when Tate felt the first thing they should do was help the man. Instead they dropped him off outside of the hospital instead of taking him in and not throwing him out of the car like empty trash. Why did he not help the Chinese man under the truck but decided to help the immigrants? Who had different value? Moments like these make me question how he will handle his future encounters and endeavors in life. He definitely showed compassion for the shackled immigrants in the van but the fact still lies he had many chances in the film to help others or do the right thing. Unless his environment changes and he changes his mindset, the future is still unclear for Ludacris.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- "Mrs. Robinson, you are trying to seduce me," says Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman). The Graduate, directed by Mike Nichols in 1967 is an influential satire/comedy film about a recent East Coast college graduated who finds himself alienated and aimless in the changing, social and sexual general public of the 1960s, and questioning the values of society. The theme of the film is of an innocent and confused youth who is exploited, mis-directed, seduced (literally and figuratively) and betrayed by a corrupt, self-indulgent, and discredited older generation (that finds stability in “plastics”) that I found to be quite clear and understanding, while also capturing the real spirit of the times... [tags: film analysis, movie analysis]
2034 words (5.8 pages)
- Amistad, directed by Steven Spielberg, portrays the plight of a group of African natives who are forcibly and illegally enslaved, take control of their ship, La Amistad, and the ensuing American legal battle. The movie, which was based on a book which was based on a historical event, remains relatively close to the truth and is an accurate representation of the anti-African resentment, abolitionist movement, and tedious court systems of early 19th century America. As the movie progressed, different philosophical views and opinions on slavery and equality began to shine through and were noticeable as part of the movie’s main theme.... [tags: film analysis, steven spielberg]
972 words (2.8 pages)
- Is it possible for an actor to be beloved and hated all at the same time. Someone should probably ask Jesse Eisenberg that very question, since he fits into that equation like no other actor in Hollywood. He’s comparable to a pro wrestling star that gets paid to irritate fans – proving that he’s so good at his job that you can’t help but fall in love with his willingness to invoke aggravation. For instance, take his role as Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network. He’s the closest thing to a protagonist in the film, yet he’s smug, arrogant, and plenty would describe as a likeable bad guy.... [tags: American film actors, American television actors]
1085 words (3.1 pages)
- When people read a book that they like they cant wait to see the movie that is based on the book. Many people criticize the movie or are not satisfied. While you watch this movie it is visually breathtaking and easily relatable. Chris McCandless is played by Emile Hirsch who does an outstanding job of portraying McCandless. McCandless’s parents are Walt and Billie McCandless. In the book they are portrayed as a little stuck up and snobbish. Sean Penn is a screenwriter and director for the movie adaptation of Into the Wild by John Krakauer.... [tags: Into the Wild Movie]
1091 words (3.1 pages)
- Deadpool The movie Deadpool is written by Paul Whitreck and directed by Tim Miller. The movie is about a man named Wade Wilson who underwent an experiment to help cure his cancer. In doing so the experiment went wrong and he gained accelerating healing powers which messed his face up. However he received his name from a scene early in the movie when he was in the bar. The movie went back in forth as far as memories but Wade wilson named himself Deadpool based on how he looked and the condition he was in.... [tags: Film, Actor, Special effects, Post-production]
802 words (2.3 pages)
- The film, Side Effects, is quite twisted and unnerving as it begins with the impression of the female lead, Emily Taylor, walking through pools of blood and leaving her blood stained footprints on the wood floors. Later we learn this is the murder scene. The film flashed back 3 months time. Emily was visiting her husband, Martin, who was convicted of insider trading. He was finishing his 4-year sentence and was soon to be released. Emily and her mother-in-law arrived to bring Martin home.... [tags: Movie Film Analysis]
2855 words (8.2 pages)
- Movie Analysis of Titanic Directed by James Cameron The movie Titanic, directed by James Cameron, was a fictional story based on the true ship, Titanic. Cameron's movie was based on a love story; however, the focus of this paper will be on some of the differences between the two classes aboard the Titanic. This movie clearly portrayed how differently the first and second-class people were treated during the time of the Titanic. This can be related to many other times in American history when groups were segregated as well.... [tags: Titanic James Cameron Movies Film Essays]
918 words (2.6 pages)
- Analysis of Brazil, Directed by Terry Gilliam As a child develops into an adult there are critical developmental steps that are necessary for a complete and successful transition. The physical transition is the most obvious change, but underneath the thick skin and amongst the complex systems, exists another layer of transitions. Ideas, rationales, ideologies and beliefs all dwell within this layer of each being. It could be said that a nation can also fit this transitional framework. A nation grows in both size (wealth, population, power), and in ideological maturity (emancipation of slaves, civil rights, women’s rights…etc).... [tags: Film Movie Movies Brazil Gilliam Essays]
1640 words (4.7 pages)
- Defiance is a 2008 American docudrama film starring Daniel Craig and directed by Edward Zwick. The plot takes place in Western Europe has Tuvia Bielski and his brothers lead a Jewish partisan group against Nazi forces in the struggle for their lives. The group saved more than 1200 Jews from Nazi persecution and would be one of the most successful Jewish resistance groups during WW2. The movie is well done involving multiple elements and a high dose of action and adrenaline. Defiance generally did well in theatres and was well approved by critics; and WELL displays some of the events of the Holocaust.... [tags: Docudrama Film Analysis]
1271 words (3.6 pages)
- Movie Analysis of Friday Night Lights and V for Vendetta Every weekend moviegoers flock to the theatres and video stores alike to catch a ride on one of society's most entertaining elements. Action films are a rush to some enthusiasts such as myself. It doesn't take long before we find ourselves on the edge of our seats frantically munching popcorn as our mind is flooded with stimuli. The box office as well as the population were shaken to the core with the releases of two new hit action movies, Friday Night Lights and V for Vendetta.... [tags: Movie Film Analysis]
1440 words (4.1 pages)
- Important Themes And Biblical Symbols Of O. Henry 's The Gift Of The Magi
- Being Stifled And The Classroom
- An Experiment Of Purify One Of The Largest Populations Of Antibodies And Soluble Proteins
- John F. Kennedy 's Inaugural Address
- Music Can Be Ever So Powerful
- The Behavior Intervention That Was Developed For The Client