Tuesday, December 15, 2015

12 O'Clock Boys (2013)

Director: Lofty Nathan

Writer: Lofty Nathan

Composer: Joe Williams

Starring: Coco, Pug, Steven

More info: IMDb

Plot: Pug, a young boy growing up on a combative West Baltimore block, finds solace in a group of illegal dirt bike riders known as The 12 O'Clock Boys.

My rating: 5/10

Will I watch it again? No.

It's hard to invest in someone (a character or, in this case, a real person in the way of the kid, Pug) when they're not likable.  I realize he's just a kid but he's one of those smart alec punk ass fucktards that thinks he's the baddest fart on the planet and he's not afraid to tell everyone.  You just want to smack him upside the head, repeatedly.  There's some bad parenting going on, too.  Not surprising, he kicks his dog in one scene.  His goal in life is to join this dirt bike gang called the 12 O'Clock boys.  All they do is ride around Baltimore in large numbers, endangering themselves and others while they speed around, performing stunts and tearing up the place.  Oh, I'm sure it's funner 'n' hell doing it but it's destructive and it wrongfully puts people in danger.  If this sounds like your bag, you're going to love this kid and everyone in it.  Me?  I'm done.  The Oscilloscope DVD comes with a video commentary which is essentially 4 selected scenes from the film with audio commentary from the director (21 minutes) which is weird why they called it a video commentary.  you also get some GoPro footage of the gang (3 minutes),  the trailer (anamorphic widescreen) and trailers for 4 other Oscilloscope films.

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