Friday, 20 June 2014
Review : Adulthood
Adulthood : From Kidulthood, now to Adulthood. Six years after Kidulthood, Sam Peel is released from jail for killing Trife, he realizes that life is no easier on the outside than it was on the inside and he's forced to confront the people he hurt the most. Some have moved on, others are stuck with the repercussions of his actions that night, but one thing's for certain - everyone has been forced to grow up.
Through his journey Sam struggles to deal with his sorrow and guilt and something else he didn't expect - those seeking revenge. As he's pursued by a new generation of bad boys, Sam sets about trying to get the message across to his pursuers that they should stop the violence, much like Trife tried to tell him all those years ago. Can Sam stop the cycle of violence and make something positive from the wrong he has done or will his journey into Adulthood end here?
So Kidulthood is done and dusted, now we're going from Kidulthood into Adulthood. Things have moved on slightly because obviously as time moved on so did the characters. Things have changed and escalated on a massive scale. Sam has gone to prison and has come out of prison as a new refreshed form, wanting to prevent the dangers that await him and correct something positive from the wrong he has done.
In terms of examining the two films hand in hand, I personally think Adulthood is a much better film than Kidulthood. That don't mean to say Kidulthood is bad, I was just more impressed with Adulthood in the way it made things tense and interesting, how it added to it's drama and the escalation of prior engaging matters.
Anything other than that, the two films are diversivedly similar. Therefore this film suffers from the same problems as Kidulthood.
But keeping it short, I can't really say much about Adulthood other than fact that the continuation is smooth and very dramatic, doesn't shy away from being a proper thriller. However the simularities between this and Kidulthood are there throughout the film, which makes the film diversivedly similar. It's a 7/10.