Saturday, August 29
The beat is in the street, I guess
In all honesty, we only watched the last hour of the film, but I saw enough to know what the main conflict was and all that. But really, my attention was drawn to the outfits. They were awesome. But the graffiti artist character was intriguing to me because: he painted appliances onto the walls of a crappy apartment so his girlfriend and her baby would feel comfortable enough to move in with him; and he got all indignant because his dad wouldn't ever come with him to see his "art," because wouldn't that just mean standing on a subway platform all day? At any rate, this guy is in a graffiti war with another painter who goes by the name of Spit. Really, the entire plot line is gold.
But there was all kinds of early-80s hip hop and rap, and the acting wasn't good, and the whole thing was super cheesy. But Brian remembered a whole lot of it, and this is one of the few times I enjoyed his commentary on a movie we're watching. I'll never sit and watch it again, but just that hour has left an impression, for good or for bad I'm not sure.
Posted by Kimmie G at 10:31 PM