Scarface isn’t the best movie of all time.. /Phresh
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Scarface isn’t the best movie of all time..

January 3rd, 2008 | by BKScribe

Scarface

Despite what every rapper that has ever been on MTV Cribs has said.. NO.. Scarface is NOT the greatest movie of all time..

While I can certainly appreciate the movie.. and enjoy it very much if I happen to sit down for the 3 hours plus it takes to watch it, I haven’t been convinced that this is THE greatest movie of all time. The general consensus on that one is Citizen Kane (I saw it in film class back in the day.. something about camera angles and shit)

Now not to compare Scarface to shit that we can’t relate to, but I think the movie isn’t even the best in its own Genre. In my opinion Blood In Blood Out is superior to Scarface in many ways. 1 for the realistic nature of the story, yea I know scarface is meant to be over the top, all Say Hello To My Little Friend (pause) but Blood In Blood Out goes over the span of a group of cousins life time examining the ups and downs of various choices.

I’m reluctant to post a scene from Blood In Blood Out here simply because of the whole Spoilers shit.. but either you’ll go watch it, have seen it, or don’t really care. I mean the shit been out since the 80′s.

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Something about that scene to me, captures the malicious nature of a hardened upbringing, claiming land if only in principle to mark where you are and more importantly who you are.

Maybe rappers try to identify with Scarface so much to the point of romanticism because they hope to be similarly as relevant as he was in the film and hope that their demise, whether artistically or actually, is as epic and memorable as Mr. Montana’s. In the end though, the hero, or in this case Anti-Hero dies alone and it feels for obvious reasons very cinematic. Blood In Blood Out is real in the context of how the characters are portrayed at movies end. Sometimes it isn’t about success or failure but merely maintaining.

Point is.. Try and see the damn movie.

P.s. I could have easily argued the counter point the other way. It’s all about perspective.

  • greenie

    FIRST!!

    Scarface, is in no way a GOOD movie from a cinematic movies making standpoint. From a campy, fun forever quotable stand point it is a cult classic.

  • greenie

    FIRST!!

    Scarface, is in no way a GOOD movie from a cinematic movies making standpoint. From a campy, fun forever quotable stand point it is a cult classic.

  • tyrone biggums

    word good post and co-sign on Scarface being mad overrated I’m it’s great for it’s comedic value but it’s really just got a couple of rally great scenes with hilarious one liners and phrases and lets face it Pacino is as entertaining as it gets, but it’s not even a top 10 movie to me

    I’m pretty sure I saw Blood In Blood Out when I was young but I don’t really remember it but I’ll make sure to check for it

    personally if you ask me Usual Suspects is the best movie ever point blank per-iod…it gets better everytime

  • tyrone biggums

    word good post and co-sign on Scarface being mad overrated I’m it’s great for it’s comedic value but it’s really just got a couple of rally great scenes with hilarious one liners and phrases and lets face it Pacino is as entertaining as it gets, but it’s not even a top 10 movie to me

    I’m pretty sure I saw Blood In Blood Out when I was young but I don’t really remember it but I’ll make sure to check for it

    personally if you ask me Usual Suspects is the best movie ever point blank per-iod…it gets better everytime

  • tyrone biggums

    and smh @ Greenie for bringing that FIRST! garbage over here….see what happens when you take the South places….can’t take them anywhere

  • tyrone biggums

    and smh @ Greenie for bringing that FIRST! garbage over here….see what happens when you take the South places….can’t take them anywhere

  • http://tobusyforlife.wordpress.com/ LL

    good stuff BK….Scarface is a bit overrated..I gotta check out BIBO sometime.

  • http://tobusyforlife.wordpress.com LL

    good stuff BK….Scarface is a bit overrated..I gotta check out BIBO sometime.

  • http://bkscribe.alumnah.com/ BKScribe

    It’s a bit old.. stars a young benjamin bratt and covers the span of decades in the flick.. very well done.. with an ending you feel.

  • http://bkscribe.alumnah.com BKScribe

    It’s a bit old.. stars a young benjamin bratt and covers the span of decades in the flick.. very well done.. with an ending you feel.

  • http://ifux.alumnah.com/ i Fux aka Etheraldinho aka Far

    the movie is long as fuck and it resonated well with me, cuz well Im from SoCal where Vato dudes are in abundance. That Vato shit is disgusting b, and a plague to the community, word to the Bloods and Cribs! Good Movie Though

  • http://ifux.alumnah.com/ i Fux aka Etheraldinho aka Farouq Obama aka the Immaculate Ejaculate aka Pretty Hue aka Slick Dick Johnson aka That Nigga!

    the movie is long as fuck and it resonated well with me, cuz well Im from SoCal where Vato dudes are in abundance. That Vato shit is disgusting b, and a plague to the community, word to the Bloods and Cribs! Good Movie Though

  • Says

    I saw Blood In Blood Out years ago, nearly forgot about it but it was a very good movie. But in my opinion (which carries a lot of weight in my house) the best movie I have ever seen has got to be Shawshank Redemption. The writing is off the hook. The acting is great. The characters are well developed. It’s the only movie I can sit thur for 3 hours that has no crazy over the top action scenes. It’s simply an intelligent film. If you haven’t seen it you might want to stop off at block buster tonight.

    Runners up:
    2. Bamboozled
    3. Godfather pt. 1

  • Says

    I saw Blood In Blood Out years ago, nearly forgot about it but it was a very good movie. But in my opinion (which carries a lot of weight in my house) the best movie I have ever seen has got to be Shawshank Redemption. The writing is off the hook. The acting is great. The characters are well developed. It’s the only movie I can sit thur for 3 hours that has no crazy over the top action scenes. It’s simply an intelligent film. If you haven’t seen it you might want to stop off at block buster tonight.

    Runners up:
    2. Bamboozled
    3. Godfather pt. 1

  • http://rey.alumnah.com/ Rey aka Alumnah’s Stone Cold S

    Cosign “Shawshank”–That movie was incredible.

    Oh, and late pass.

    Yeah, Scarface is crap. Never seen B in B out.

    My bad, yo.

  • http://rey.alumnah.com Rey aka Alumnah’s Stone Cold Steve Austin

    Cosign “Shawshank”–That movie was incredible.

    Oh, and late pass.

    Yeah, Scarface is crap. Never seen B in B out.

    My bad, yo.

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