If your mother was “randomly” shot like a dog in the streets, would you accept that and go on with life? Or would you avenge the murder of your mother? Well, these four brothers had no choice. In fact, they go to the end of the world, or Detroit, to avenge the death of their “saintly” mother. Four Brothers is a revenge-vigilante action film starring Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, Andre Benjamin (Andre 3000) and Garret Hedlund who play four brothers who grew up together in an adoption home. On top of that, brotherhood prevails in this story, showing us that we don’t have to look alike or come from the same place to be family.
The logline states:
“Four adopted brothers return to their Detroit hometown when their mother is murdered and vow to exact revenge on their killers.”
Loosely based on the film, The Sons of Katie Elder, John Singleton (Boyz in the Hood), directs another gritty depiction of life in the streets. He exposes the corruption of the police force in the city of Detroit, which makes you cheer for the four brothers to overcome their obstacle of avenging their mother’s death. The soundtrack in this film is very well done, featuring artists from Marvin Gaye, Kanye West all the way to Ludwig van Beethoven. The action sequences were also well choreographed, shot, and edited, creating a feel that makes you want to get up and fight with the brothers during the film.
Four Brothers instills in us that family and brotherhood means that family is the people that take care of each other. If you like films that bring people together of all different backgrounds from an ignited cause to obtain a specific goal, then this is a film worth watching. Think about it. There are four brothers, not by blood, and they act more like brothers than real brothers do. Nothing was stopping them in the way they came together to avenge their mother’s death. This film makes you laugh along the way and touches your heart because of that. This film is a diamond in the rough that everyone needs to mine into their cinematic cultural aesthetic.
If you don’t like “hood” films, think again.
It’s more than that.
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