Boyz in the Hood Movie Review

Essay by db1980University, Bachelor'sB-, March 2004

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Boyz N the Hood is a film about the struggles and adversity young African-American youths must conquer to survive in South Central Los Angeles. It is a story of three young friends that live in the "Hood", where guns, drugs, and death run rampant. Throughout this essay I will try to show how having a father figure or a person for guidance can lead a child, no matter the race or class down the right path to success. As well, show how children of different races and lower classes then other children must grow up and mature more quickly then other children their age. Also, I will show how three friends can be really close, yet all have different goals and futures planned for them, if it be professional football player and father, a gang member, or a happily married man. These three friends Tre (Cuba Gooding Jr), Darren a.k.a

Doughboy (Ice Cube), and Ricky (Morris Chestnut) came from the same race and class, yet have had different responsibilities and advice that has helped them turn into the man they are at the end of the film.

The film begins showing the struggles of young African-American youth while growing up in South Central Los Angeles. Children in this atmosphere must grow up quickly and encounter situations that most children of the same age wouldn't see in there entire lifetimes where they grow up. The first scene in this film shows four young black African-American kids that encounter a dead body in a local neighborhood alley. These children stay relatively calm and seem actually interested in what they have found. This is interesting because you would think they would be scared and even disgusted, but they are the exact opposite. These children seem to be familiar with this type...