Loud but empty, caricatures of all races, obnoxious characters specially the main lead. I can't believe this dumb movie gets so much praise. Just watch it for yourself so we can stop calling this good. It's a psyop.
Interesting how they we're already talking about the ice caps melting in this movie. I love how the mayor who is the town drunk is the voice of reason. The message is clear: Just don't go too far with whatever message your trying to get across. Don't cause trouble. It wouldn't have been too much to put a picture of Malcolm X or Martin Luther on the wall. After all, his pizzeria was in a black neighborhood and all his customers were black. It could've been the least he could do. I'm glad Spike ended the movie with those two quotes. If he hadn't it would be like he was promoting violence as a solution to solving racial issues. Good movie.
This movie carefully and thoroughly paints a scene of the dangers of racial tribalism and the destruction it causes in otherwise peaceful communities. It sets up the opposing ideologies of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, then dismantles the latter in a tense demonstration of the chaos that that ideology brings to the table. Every character is vibrant and, though now very dated, still clearly motivated and relatable (to an extent). Some of the acting comes off as stilted and there are a lot of pop culture references that didn't age well, but that doesn't interfere with the point the film is trying to make. Closest Comparison: It's like a ‘90s rendition of Crash (2004) Setting: Day in the Life Plot: Thriller Tone: Drama
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Spike Lee's masterpiece is as timely as if it were originally released today. So glad I was able to see it again in a theatre.
Its characters combine to create a wonderful collage of the prototypical city streetscape, its language is consistently raw, and it takes a complicated view of race-related tensions. Overall, it's an alluring and invigorating film in many ways with a generous helping of humor and intelligence.
A sobering film of the realities that still exist today
“Always Do the Right Thing. “ The Man
A prescient, poignant, must-see classic. Still relevant today.
Classic. First time seeing it on the big screen!