Nino Brown rules New Jack City, can the cops topple him from his throne?
May 17, 2009
New Jack City is an interesting movie that aims to please. This film marks the first time Mario Van Peebles directed a theatrical released film (that his father helped co-write) and he co-stars in the film as well. The movie follows a small time hood Nino Brown (Wesley Snipes) who builds up a vast criminal empire by flooding the streets with crack cocaine. Ice-T and Judd Nelson co-stars as well as two unorthodox cops who want to lock up Nino Brown and Chris Rock does an excellent job in a supporting role as a dealer turned junkie. How far will Nino go up the criminal food chain? Will the cops be able to take him out? To find out you'll have to watch NEW JACK CITY.
I really enjoy Mario Van Peebles style of filmmaking. He seemed to learn a lot from his father Melvin (Sweet Sweetback's Badassss Song). The story itself was inspired by the rise of crack rock cocaine in the big cities during the early 80's.