New Jack City: The Classic Movie With A Cautionary Message

I feel as though too many times great movies like New Jack City, Paid in Full, and Scarface are celebrated and glamourized for all of the wrong reasons Yet, all of the movies share some of the same consequences & negative aftermaths….. and no one really had a happy ending….except for Ace Boogie (Paid In Full)  if you count him being alive & out of the drug game. But, if you seen the movie then you know it came with a hefty price & a lot of messed up stuff happening to people.  Nevertheless, New Jack City, Belly, Shottas, Paid In Full, New Jersey Drive, and so forth are classics that will never get old. New Jack City is one of my favorite movies & I love the fashion/style, music & club-dance scene that was apart of the New Jack Swing era. I also love how Mario Van Peebles wanted this to be an entertaining yet cautionary tale during the infamous Crack Era in the 80s.  While some like Belly actually have a more positive ending, I notice many don’t. I’ve also noticed some people are still in love with glorifying a Nino Brown or Tony Montana type persona…but was it all worth it?

 

Batman vs. Superman Teaser Trailer: It May Not Be What It Seems

So, after watching the official teaser of Batman vs. Superman, it had me wondering & questioning a lot of things & imagining what the actual film will be like. Now, keep in mind that this is really just a trailer of a trailer. So, until we see the official trailer, here is what I was thinking.

1. Batman is a very angry man. I mean, his wants Superman to bleed. But, why? Perhaps it is because Gotham City has forgotten about him & here comes this guy from Krypton…who has all of these natural superpowers & is being looked at as the most mysterious wonder of the world. However, there is more to this rage.

2. Who is the villain? This trailer made it seem as if the usual protagonist vs. antagonist storyline is being abandoned & two good guys are now going against each other. Yet, I bet in the actual film, there will be a more badass villain. Someone who is incredibly more villainous than The Joker & Bane combined. Someone who will unite the two so they can fight the real bad guys & all of that stuff we’re use to seeing . However, if this film takes another turn, then that’s fine with me.

3. So, does this correlate with the last film or what? Because I still have a lot of questions that need answers. The ending to the Dark Knight Rises was so intriguing to me & I hope they connect…someway somehow.

More than likely, this trailer is not even half of the storyline. I guess we will have to wait until 2016 to see.