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Friday, June 21, 2013

Shottas (2002)























Starring:
  • Ky-Mani Marley
  • Spragga Benz
  • Louie Rankin
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This movie is about crime connected to selling drugs and extortion, hence the title. The crimes which start off in Jamaica then move to USA.

If you like shoot em ups then this will appeal to you and to be real you shouldn't be watching if you don't i suppose that's why it is called shottas. It basically follows the fortunes of two young men who grow up as close as brothers. They are the original shottas two youths who grow in the ghetto and use ghetto mentality to get them out. They go to America and ive a good life for a while until all the bad deeds in their past consume them.

On the whole the film is very entertaining and to some degree real( however the last time i was in Kingston i saw a father beat hs son for playing guns) it highlights not only the poorness of Jamaican people but also the political entities that keep them poor and how these entities use the so called bad men of yard to put them in power.

Kymani and Spragga's acting is a very good effort and if the opportunity arises for them to continue they will no doubt become very good at it, i am not too sure who wrote the dialogue but it is very real and it shows "wayne" to have a wicked sense of humor.

Oh and watch out for Max and the sick mentality he has which is another way of projecting the futility and destruction caused by the greed to be the richest and baddest man.

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