I've thought this situation was fascinating when I read about it last year. The filmmaking here is lackluster but this story is really interesting.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
THIS WAS REALLY BAD. Buckle up, friends, and I'll tell you why.
1.TERRIBLE representation of immigrants. The Immigrant lead, Kwame, does everything that people are scared of. He fights, he lies, he steals, he takes advantage of those who try and help him. He tells his wife back home he is working but it is clear throughout the movie he is lying. We only ever see him send money back home after he steals it from the Salvation Army. And…
I've been trying to type a review that is both intelligent and thoughtful for a while now, and I seriously don't think I'm up to the task. This film hit me like a freight train. It's so much more emotional, powerful and <real> than any superhero movie that's come before it. This is not a surface level "here's what happens when your heroes age" tale. It's a deep plunge into what it means to not just age, but to live…