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Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 22:49
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Fresh out of prison after serving time for murder, Sam (Noel Clarke) comes home only to find out that six years after the facts, people are still looking for revenge. As he weaves his way across London, he’s forced to confront his enemies as well as his victims along with his past actions.

This sequel to Kidulthood shows a lot of the same things we saw in the movie’s predecessor: guns, sex, drugs, hoodies and a lot of overacting on behalf of some of the actors. It’s not too different from Larry Clark’s Kids in that it tries to portray a realistic and unflinching picture of youth but in a fish and chips kinda version. And it’s smelling a bit stale.

However, Clarke (who is on writing, directing and acting duty here) does know how to pick up the pace with split screens, slo-mo sequences, jump-cuts and a soundtrack that’s heavy on the bass and despite the lame standoff at the end (a baseball bat versus a gun… you serious?), I did find myself wanting to know how the movie would end.