Thursday, October 31, 2013

YOUNG THUGS: NOSTALGIA (1998)

Hey, what a better way to try and forget that boring original YOUNG THUGS film than by watching the sequel!  And it's not even a sequel but a prequel telling an even equally boring story of the main young thugs as even younger thugs.  Once again Riichi is the main character and it's pretty easy to see why he's all fucked up.  Example: when he gets in a fight at school his teacher takes him home to talk to his parents.  After a few minutes of his grandpa flirting with the pretty teacher the father comes in and starts wrecking the joint, even kicking the teacher in the head, eventually the grandpa subdues Riichi's father and as a punishment for fighting sodomizes him with a broomstick in front of everybody!!!  What the fuck is going on here?!

The filmmaking style is that Miike-style that I like so much, but man that story is fucking murder!  It goes nowhere.  When the film opens all of the kids are little shits with worthless families.  When it ends the kids are even shittier and the families even more worthless.  I wanted to like it, but I couldn't get into it at all.  Skip the hell out of this slow clunker.

Part 1 - Young Thugs: Innocent Blood