Detroit is THE MUST SEE movie of 2017! Not only will it have you on the edge of your seat, you will feel the terror up to the shocking end. Read on…
Katheryn Bigelow has outdone herself with Detroit about an incident that took place in 1967 in Detroit during the riots.
Bigelow kicks off the film at what started the riots, police! Back then, police were continually trying to keep the black community down. They had informants within the community SNITCHING, and after an incident that took place on in the early morning hours of Sunday July 23, 1967, the community started fight back in anger. The Detroit Riots started because of a police raid of an unlicensed, after-hours bar then known as a blind pig, just north of the corner of 12th Street (today Rosa Parks Boulevard and Virginia Park Ave.) Police were looking for any reason to arrest blacks during that time. They were oppressing the community and still do it today.
The police had no respect for the community, which was ironical lead by a black man (at the time a puppet for law enforcement). The reason why we say this, is that black men in law enforcement were still at the end of the day black. They would always be blamed because of the color of their skin.
Detroit, is that movie that will educate you, infuriate you, terrify you, and leave you in tears. The movie is that story that Detroit police don’t want told, because of their corrupt habits, which is still relevant to today.
You would think that the riots of the people lashing out for the unfair treatment of the black community would have been an impact on society today. That it would have changed people’s minds to accept all Americans no matter what complexion, but today, we still have problems with law enforcement. They continue to try and hold the black community down with unnecessary killings of black youths. The corruption of police has NOT changed in our book.
We’ve had first hand experience dealing with Los Angeles police. How they attack, profile and beat up innocent men without regard. This movie took us to a place we compartmentalized after surviving the LA Riots.
What happens at the Algiers Motel (approximately one mile southeast of where the riots began) in Detroit is unforgettable. The terror that these teens endure was completely wrong, but white police at the time were racist. Three civilians, all of them black, were killed. The nine others (two white females and seven black males) were ALL badly beaten by members of a riot task force composed of the Detroit Police Department. The police had no disregard on what was being said and for hours they terrorized these kids who were just trying to survive the Detroit riots.
MPAA Rating:R (for strong violence and pervasive language)
Starring: John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, Hannah Murray, Kaitlyn Dever, Jack Reynor, Ben O’Toole, Joseph David-Jones, Ephraim Sykes, Leon Thomas III, Nathan Davis Jr., Peyton Alex Smith, Malcolm David Kelley, Gbenga Akinnabve, Chris Chalk, Jeremy Strong, Laz Alonzo, Austin Hebert, Miguel Pimentel, Kristen Davis, John Krasinski, Anthony Mackie
Oscar nominations should go out to John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith and Kathryn Bigelow. If Hollywood has changed then we expect to see Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director, Best Movie, Best screenplay, and Best Editing.