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The L.A. Riot Spectacular (2005)

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"The L.A. Riot Spectacular", an equal opportunity offender, is a surreal, funny, and provocative view of the participants and psychology that fueled the epochal 1992 events.

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"The L.A. Riot Spectacular", an equal opportunity offender, is a surreal, funny, and provocative view of the participants and psychology that fueled the epochal 1992 events.

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Rated R for pervasive language, violence, some sexual content and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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Performed by Snoop Dogg
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An odd, cheap and far too simplistic movie.
27 November 2011 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

It always seemed like a weird thing to me; a comedy about the 1992 L.A. riots. But that was exactly the reason why I also really wanted to see this movie. It sounded crazy! Also due to the involvement of Snoop Dogg. And it was crazy alright, just not in a very funny or good way.

I really don't understand what the movie is trying to achieve with its comedy. You would think that it's perhaps a sort of social satire and commentary on the whole situation but the movie however is making fun of everyone and everything. It's making fun of and it's criticizing the role of the media. It's making fun of the police, making fun of the protesters, victims, lawyers and the whole court-system and whatever more. Even the beating up of Rodney King is portrayed as something funny.

But thing with its comedy as well is that it isn't anything funny or greatly written. It's being quite childish and simplistic with all of its humor, maybe even borderline offensive. It's making fun, in quite a harsh way, of a ton of religions and ethnicities.

But just like its script and comedy, the whole movie is a real cheap one. It has an horrible, shot on video, type of look and the movie just looks as if they didn't even had a budget to work with.

It almost seems that this was a fun, vanity, project for Snoop Dogg and he blackmailed or forced some of his Hollywood friends to help him out with this project. It would explain why some well known and respected actors appear in this movie, that normally would stay miles away from a project such as this one.

Seriously, why are people such as Charles S. Dutton, Emilio Estevez, George Hamilton, Charles Durning, Ted Levine and Ronny Cox in this movie? And it's not like they are only doing cameos but they actually play the most 'important' roles of the movie. It's such an odd sight to witness them in such a cheap and just plain amateur like production, such as this one.

I really thought this movie would be fun but it turned out to be a bitter disappointment.

4/10

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