"End Of Watch" easily contains what can be considered as one of the most Epic Bromances to ever be recorded on the Big Screen!
Michael Penã and Jake Gyllenhaal shared something so extraordinary and so captivating that this alone should get them an award. These two bros take on the characters of Brian Taylor(Jake) and Mike Zavala(Penã), who are two young guns within the LAPD.
The events that unfold within the film strengthen their friendship, as well as, take some of the meanest crooks in South Central off the street. So without further delay, let's Unhinge the film.
"End Of Watch" begins with Brian and Taylor being
put on a tight leash, due to their history of cowboy-like antics which have put more people in the ground than in jail. This slight pause in their momentum doesn't slow them down one bit since these two could find injustice in a cup of water.
Mike and Brian are put in what the department felt would be a low crime area, but could they have ever been more wrong? Mike and Brian stumble onto the Sinaloa Cartel, this is a group of individuals that specialize in human trafficking, drugs and violence. Brian and Mike are advised to use caution, but when your as cocky and eager as they are, it's nearly impossible to follow rules.
"End Of Watch" has a lot of great elements to it, you have everything from drama to action, suspense to family and most importantly an undying loyalty between friends. I've got to admit, you can get choked up watching this one if you're not careful. I believe what makes the bond between Mike and Brian so Epic is that not only can they die at any moment, it's the fact that they each value family. Mike comes from a large family with tons of cousins, aunts and uncles, while Mike is a man searching to begin a family of his own. This is one of those situations where one becomes a "Brother from another mother" and it's something beautiful, let me tell you.
The action in this film is that top grade South Central gang banging, dope dealing crime where crooks just don't give a phuck. These bad arses do what they want when they want and don't give a flip if your wearing a badge or not. Great criminals to watch on screen, but nothing that you'd want to witness in real life. Some of the acts of violence may be a bit intense for young viewers, but if your old enough to watch an R-rated film then all bets are off. Prepare to be blown out of your shoes because "End Of Watch" gives you the awesome gun fights and cowboy bravado you crave.
David Ayer wrote and directed this awesome film in record time, when most films take months if not years of developing and sculpting to create. One could easily say that when you have a good thing, it builds itself. The location in which the film was shot, South Central, truly gives "End Of Watch" a good foundation to plant it's feet. If the film had been shot in some manufactured set, it wouldn't have had the zest and appeal that is found in the final product. Another standout about the film, is that the actors actually spent time with real cops to get that concrete sense of what it's actually like to wear the badge.
It'd be easy to gush on about this film for hours, but it would mean so much more to you if you went and saw it for yourself. So with that said, Unhinged Reviews recommends this film for lovers of action and for those that can appreciate a heartfelt Bromance of biblical proportions.
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