I like movies that have enough cool factors that it all ties together and it makes a somewhat cool movie, most movies just don't do that, they suck and they seem like you're standing on the edge of a set watching actors recite memorized script lines which a lot of the time are written so bad...it just sucks to the extreme, and im talkin a lot of your A list actors included..i mean chris pratt and J-Lo...they're the absolute worst.
Well this movie had cool cinematography....the lighting was awesome....great acting all the way around, you had suspension of disbelief all the way, no bad acting. There is a ton of homemade hood movies that have none of the factors this indie hood movie had, like they'll film a club or restaurant scene in someone's mocked up garage etc. etc.(disbelief creeps in) and then you have bigger budget ones like "belly" that are lame trying to be all profound with a big message and they don't even have the cool factors this had. the story might not have been that good but it was paced good with enough cool stuff that it wasn't bad. Phenomenon is a good director...whoever he is...I never heard of him and all the people in this are kick-A actors, LDP, the councilman, the bad fed cop with the AK, the gang bangers, the cop that eats food all the time, there were a lot of good ingredients in this thing that added up to a cool movie. LDP is really an excellent actor and his B movies are the best in my opinion, like this one and the masterpiece "knightclub".