Boyz in the Hood - Colin McGuire
â€śBoyz in the Hoodâ€? was a very realistic eye-opener kind of movie. The film portrayed the difficulties of growing up in the poor parts of Los Angeles from the perspective of a teenage black kid. Throughout the movie there are constant â€śthreatsâ€? to the lives of the young black men, such as drugs, alcohol, sex, and violence. They are all stuck in what seems to be a never-ending cycle. There is a constant use of drugs and alcohol that seem to be a prime priority for them. The cycle these kids are stuck in also includes teenage pregnancies and continuous killings back and forth. The movie does a great job of portraying how these black people are suppressed. They are suppressed by all of those around them, but also by themselves. Treâ€™s father, Furious, explains that there are alcohol and gun stores on every corner for a reason. The reason that â€śtheyâ€? want the black people to kill each other and drink themselves to death. It is along the lines of extermination of â€śproblemâ€?, by the problem itself. He also insisted the issue that they needed to keep their neighborhoods completely black. Black people, black money, black houses. Tre and his father appear to be the â€śstrongestâ€? characters in that they do not conform to the accepted way of life of the rest of the black people. Tre represented how hard it was to not live the same life as everyone else. In his attempts to escape from this poor life he avoids all the trouble the rest of his friends are always getting into. His friend Richy was even getting out. He had a scholarship for football and was going to go college. But because someone thought he â€ślooked at them wrongâ€? he ended up being killed too. And there it is again, a single mother with a baby that is going to grow up without a father and most likely fall right into the lifestyle the rest of the kids lead.