Shooters The Movie Out Now
Another InHouse production, Shooters the movie is out now. In this Chicago-styled modern day "Belly", Director Spells is giving us Hype Williams vibes as he turns Chicago rappers to actors in what is basically something like an expanded version of a drill music video.
Movie theme song "Shooters" performed by King Danni who also played the main character which is an absolute depiction of a "fuck nigga" that can stir up drama and dodge bullets altogether. King Danni exposes a thot, played by Shay Rodriquez, who obviously plays for multiple teams, that leads to his good friend Skinebone (who plays himself) being murdered in an alley. After being asked not to retaliate by mourning family members, King Danni seeks revenge anyway. After another innocent young boy is murdered during a drive-by, the streets get heated and the money circulation gets blocked. Now, If you reminisce back to "Belly" from the 90s you can recall that everyone basically dies in the end, but this review is no spoiler.
Although this kind of story line is common to many of us, keep in mind that this story line is extremely relevant (almost as extreme as the content in the film). Today our generation unlike the 90s, has the added tool of technology and the rapid rise and arousal of social media users who now have the audacity to stir up confusion from the safety of their homes (or in Danni's case his bedroom).
Shooters the movie is part of the consistency that young creators indefinitely have when it comes to conveying messages of society's constant push to glorify violence and promote war on a local and even an international level through their work.
"An eye for an eye leaves everyone blind" is the movie's trademark confirming that there is no underlying message here. Spells is putting it all on the surface for you. Try watching it with your third-eye Chicago. Peace!