Two affluent suburban girls clash with the Latino gang culture of East Los Angeles.Two affluent suburban girls clash with the Latino gang culture of East Los Angeles.Two affluent suburban girls clash with the Latino gang culture of East Los Angeles.
'Havoc' is pretty much like any other teen-rebel film but it's not that bad for a one-time watch. The late Jessica Kaplan wrote the screenplay as a teenager and with that regard it's pretty impressive. However, as a stand alone there isn't much that stays after the rolling of the end credits. Some scenes are well executed and the dialogues are interesting. The scenes with the gangsters and the two girls were also well handled. I also liked how the gangster characters were written. They were bad people but not devils. The dark humour also works for the most parts. Anna Hathaway and Freddy Rodriguez do a find job. Bijou Philips too does a decent job. Most of the rest of the younger cast, especially the actors that play 'wiggers' are quite awful. For a one time watch, I didn't mind 'Havoc'. In parts, the film doesn't do a bad job in presenting the dark themes such as teenagers bored with a 'safe' life and pretending to be what they're not, but, it could have developed it further as towards the end, 'Havoc' does appear patchy and rushed.
- Nov 13, 2009
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