#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A tribute to graffiti art and the city where it all began. Blest, a 19-year-old graffiti writer, has just graduated from high school. With no ambition toward mainstream goals of work and family, he spends his time bombing the city with graffiti messages until he and his crew become the most wanted bombers by the corrupt NYPD Vandal Squad. He even attracts major media and gallery attention for his tags. Also part of Blest’s crew are Buk 50 and his younger brother Lune, whose arrest and beating by the NYPD causes the crew to wage a full-on graffiti war against the city. As they fight with their spray cans and their tags, Blest meets a political activist, Alexandra. Soon after, Blest’s relationship with Buk 50 and the crew fragments as Blest ponders his position in life.
Plot: Anthony ‘Blest’ (Mark Webber) is one of the most talented and notorious graffiti artists in New York City. Despite the tragic loss of his older brother during a nightly ‘bombing’ foray with a graffiti crew, Anthony has the same insatiable addiction. With the other members of his ‘crew,’ Anthony parties, shoplifts spray-paint and ‘tags’ virgin walls with his signature ‘Blest.’ He does his best to avoid run-ins with the cops and hostile rival crews, but he can’t avoid the pressure from his mother to attend college, and from his girlfriend to leave New York with her. As tensions rise, a physical threat from the cops causes the crew to intensify their bombing excursions, calling an all out war on the city. When the inevitable confrontation happens, a tragedy results that pushes Anthony to make a decision that has even darker consequences.
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It represents the culture accurately.
This film is the best graf film ever made that isn’t a documentary. It isn’t Beat Street. There is no wack or corny dialog. No weak links on the acting side. No stupid side plots. If you are not familiar with graf or the culture of writing then watch it and learn. Do not judge this film as you would a general genre film. This isn’t a drama, or an urban drama….it is a GRAF FILM. Pure and simple. If you don’t like dirty and lewd comedy don’t bother seeing The Aristocrats. It you aren’t into seeing independent films, gritty urban/graf or hip hop related films then DON’T BOTHER WATCHING OR REVIEWING THIS FILM! True heads only need apply. 10 out of 10 for staying true to the culture…everyone who gave this film 1’s need to reserve them for The Fantastic Four or another mindless summer blockbuster. Read my in dept comments on the board titled “Is It That Bad?” One.
Visually stunning, yet unclear on the message…
I’ve always been a big fan of cult films that expose some sort of cool and/or intriguing sub-culture whether it’s rhyme battling in 8 MILE, heroin addiction in TRAINSPOTTING, or even fraudulent stock trading in BOILER ROOM. These films are great because they present the subject without promoting it or criticizing it which draws you into the world and allows you to make your own judgments.
BOMB THE SYSTEM definitely falls into that category and for the first half, had the makings of a cult classic. It thrusts you into the dangerous world of the graffiti artist and makes no apologies for how they go about doing it(by the way, I’m amazed it took this long to make a movie about graffiti). The film centers around Anthony, AKA “Blest”, who is part of a “bombing” crew that is constantly hunted by the local Police Vandalism Unit. If you are a fan of hip hop culture, then you are sure to buy into the whole bravura of the renegade street-artist(I am and I did). You buy into it because you feel as though they are carrying on this long legacy of artistic expression.
But then, in the second half, things get a little confusing. First he meets this girl who is part of a political-stencil-message-spraying group that are trying to say that a bumper sticker message like “Don’t Eat Meat” is better than artistic graffiti? And then to top it all off, he turns his back on his friends and says that graffiti is stupid? I don’t know if I just missed the point of the second half, but it definitely left me scratching my head.
But besides that, the film has some great experimental editing and cinematography that enhanced the overall atmosphere and experience. The acting is great by a cast of unknowns or littleknowns, especially Gano Grills who played “Buk 50.” Films like these really bother me because they have such potential for greatness, but then take a left turn somewhere instead of staying on the right track. But then again, it did have a scene in an underground club that was playing Madvillain “Money Folder” so…
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 31 min (91 min) (USA)
Genre Action, Drama
Director Adam Bhala Lough
Writer Adam Bhala Lough
Actors Mark Webber, Jade Scott Yorker, Jaclyn DeSantis
Country United States
Awards 6 wins & 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panaflex Camera and Lenses by Panavision
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Fuji)
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm