Movies Watched -- 12 O'Clock Boys

Added on by C. Maoxian.

I'm watching the top 100 movies of 2014 (according to Rotten Tomatoes) so you don't have to.  

First up was 12 O'Clock Boys, a documentary about ghetto kids in Baltimore who ride dirt bikes on the city's streets every Sunday in a pack.  The movie was only 75 minutes long, which was good.  I'd be totally unaware of ghetto life in Baltimore if it weren't for the Wire -- I've seen every episode, and recommend you do the same.

This movie confirms how hopeless and awful things are for these poor, black people. I kept thinking about the rule that when you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging; these people don't, for the most part. The dirt bike riding serves as a release for them, but it's dangerous and innocent bystanders occasionally get hurt and killed. Anyway, I didn't fast forward it so it earns a yellow rating (green = go, yellow = consider, red = stop).