Gridiron Gang Reviews
Review for Gridiron Gang
This is a breathtaking movie about a group of individuals that are in a prison camp for all kinds of different charges, the inmates are all younger than 18. This movie gets really good when Dwayne Johnson(The Rock) sets up a football team to get the inmates to get out of the gangs and to stay off the streets. In this movie they are placed in a facility called Camp Kilpatrick in Santa Monica. At this camp all there was to do was eat, sleep, and beat up rival gang members.
The movie jumps from heartwarming to murderous without convincing us that all these delinquents need is a good coach that cares for their well being and that will show them the right road to take in life. I would rate this movie a 9 out of 10 because this movie kept all the viewers on the edge of their seat. This movie also has a good ending that is to die for. I mean the ending to Gridiron Gang is impeccable. I really enjoyed how the director of this movie used people with real issues and problems. This movie is really accurate, I say this because all the people in this movie made the same mistake that real world people struggle with.
This movie also has a very good storyline too it which keeps you entertained the whole movie. It's one of those movies where you can move your eyes from the Tv screen. You will be couch locked in a movie that gives you a real experience that you can only get from this movie. It has shootings in the street, brawls on the football field and swearing just about everywhere in this movie so if you don't mind those then you would love this movie. Now I've given you a pretty clear review of Gridiron Gang I suggest you watch the movie because nobody should miss this heartwarming, action packed movie.
Now in this review I'm going to talk about the sound effects in this movie. I brought this up because this movie has next generation sound effects that keep your eyes stuck on the Tv screen. These sound effects are straight flawless and i've never seen a movie so exciting. Now you know why I highly suggest you to watch this incredible movie. It definitely would be worth your time and therefore you should spend an afternoon watching this movie or whenever you get the free time, I would highly recommend it.
The Rock is a probation officer hoping to reach out to imprisoned gang teenagers in California by starting the Mustangs volunteer football team, building respect and character along with sports skills and teamwork. The once constantly fighting characters soon grow into teammates and brothers.
Gridiron Gang is, in a word, nice. It's wholesome, goodhearted, it's all fine and dandy but it doesn't bring a ton to the table. Perhaps the film's best feature is its acting and characters - The Rock creates a realistic, unbelievably great performance that works well with practically anyone else he corresponds with. Even some of the teen actors weren't bad. I don't even know why Xzibit's in there. The characters have gritty, originally dark gang and drug tied backgrounds that are at first shown and often mentioned by The Rock's character. It makes for a little less cliched plot, but alas, it is still cliched. The film is predictable from the minute an inspirational football team is put into place - it's a tired concept which is done good for what it is, it's just Gridiron Gang seems like just another film. The storytelling elements drag out a bit - the same old situation is brought up over again to death of threatening to give up, unneeded backstories involving estranged teens' family members, and humor that drops in at the oddest times. Not one of the great sports films, just a somewhat forgettable film.
Yea Xzibit really can't act and was a silly side kick, but I thought the Rock was solid and convincing.
I thought the delicate subject matter while not done perfect, was done really well.
Troubled inner city kids who's futures seem grim, coming together by the way of sport.
I love inspirational stories and I found this one to be just that despite some cheesy cliches.
Overall a movie I found hard not to like.