A thriller centered on a young man who sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website. –IMDb
Becoming, at the age of 24, the youngest individual and the first African American ever to be nominated for a Best Director Academy Award, John Singleton made movie history with Boyz ‘N the Hood, his astonishing 1991 directorial debut. An intensely personal portrait of life and death in South Central L.A. that was inspired by the director’s own experiences, the film earned Singleton comparisons to past wunderkind Orson Welles and heralded him as one of Hollywood’s most important new directors.
Born January 6, 1968, in the South Central L.A. neighborhood he would later immortalize on celluloid, Singleton was the son of a mortgage broker father and a company sales executive mother. Raised jointly by his divorced parents, he went on to attend the University of Southern California, where he majored in film writing. While a student at U.S.C., Singleton won a number of writing awards that led to a deal with the Creative Artists Agency during his sophomore year. At the age of 23, he… read more
God this was awful. THERE'S A BOMB IN THE OVEN! The pacing was way off. Too much exposition and then everything else is cramed in the last 40 minutes.
I think having Lautner playing the lead didn't fare so well for the overall production and I believe that there were some other bumps along the way, but I'm probably one of the few to think it wasn't wholly terrible.
If I could give this film the rating of half a star I would give it half a star. It's so awful that it should be used in film school to educate directors and writers about what you should not do in cinema. This is just a commercial vehicle to amplify Lautner's career as a star independent from those vampire movies, and a cash cow to profit on hysterical teenager girls who will watch this. I hate this movie.