I love it when I have long-anticipated the coming of a thing... and it arrives! Detroit finally hits theaters today and I am really looking forward to seeing it then chatting up folks in reaction to it. Admittedly, I don't know a whole lot about the events during the summer of 1967, which inspired the film, but I am intrigued.
And talk about CASTING! John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith!!! Not to mention the dynamic writer-director duo of Mark Boal and Katherine Bigelow are at it again with this one. Let's hope this holds the same magic as what they created together in the films The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty. It will be interesting to see how the telling of this story through diverse perspectives is portrayed.
Synopsis: In the summer of 1967, rioting and civil unrest starts to tear apart the city of Detroit. Two days later, a report of gunshots prompts the Detroit Police Department, the Michigan State Police and the Michigan Army National Guard to search and seize an annex of the nearby Algiers Motel. Several policemen start to flout procedure by forcefully and viciously interrogating guests to get a confession. By the end of the night, three unarmed men are gunned down while several others are brutally beaten.