(3.5) And so after The Warriors I thought I'd better catch up with this! Much more rooted in reality and still full of humor and drama, and with some very endearing characters, but somehow less cohesive as a drama than the more fanciful Warriors.
It's a shame that The Warriors is a more famous entity than this one. I coincidentally rented this movie ( actually, it was my friend, i was just'"what an idiot, renting some unheard movies that seems like a cheap rip off of The Warriors") and surprisingly entertained by the sheer hip and energy of the film.
The film had a lot of character and a lot of potential. However it left far too many questions for its audience. We never really get a sense of the antagonists motives and characters seem to disappear before we can pick sides. T A lot of great moments are undercut and don't live up to their potential. I think the film may accurately depict the subcultures of the 1960s, but it fails as a narrative of any sort.
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