The school overall looks like its majority is black children from working class families, however there are a minority of what look to be like middle classed children we can see this through their choice of costume in comparison with other students. Their uniform reflects and represents the school; in this particular school the audience can see that the lack of the need to look presentable suggests that the standards of the school are very low and that there are not many legitimate authority figures for them to obey. This shows that the film was well received. With Sam's face to the floor, Dabs tells Omen to stab him, but Omen insists on seeing his face first. Jay meets with Mooney and his girlfriend in a café and tells Robert that he could have prevented Trife's death, convincing him to help Jay track down Sam. This positions the audience to look down on her, which conveys how weak and defenceless she is towards her oppressors. The acting, direction, dialogue and settings are all extremely poor and given the strong message it could have been done so much better.
It is then revealed that Omen is Sam's brother. Omen agrees after Dabs lies and says that the target was the one who hurt Henry. He goes to Ike's house, seeking help about Sam, so Ike gives him a gun. Dabs is called into the room and eventually agrees to do it for £6,000. This gives us a minor signal of the tight budget they were working with. Dabs tells Henry about the plan. He turns out to be Trife's cousin, and he wounds Sam.
Later, when he visits Trife's grave at Oak Park cemetery, the man he saw earlier sits next to him. Sam is about to kill Dabs, but has a flashback to the murder and relents, just punching Dabs and leaving with the two teenagers. There are no teachers present in this school this implies to the audience that these teenagers are not ones who aspire to achieve in academic success this helps the audience to see what kind of beliefs and values these pupils hold. Another suggestion has been made the phrase means, more or less- and Prince Von Anhalt should find this slogan familiar- For Th … e merit. One example being the conversation between Trevor and Alisa near the ending of the film.
On her way home, Alisa runs into a classmate and persuades her to go to the party with her. He says he has changed, however Mooney reveals that he should be wary of Jay as he has changed for the worse. Then Claire's partner Hayden arrives, and attacks Sam when he realises who he is, berating him for all the emotional damage he caused Claire six years ago. The two rekindle their love, but a vengeful Sam arrives at the party and attacks Trevor. Societies distrusting attiude towards youths is therefore effectively emphasised further through the prejudice actions of the guard, in which an element of racial prejudice may also be perceived. Sam and Lexi meet and Sam learns that she was gang raped years ago, which led her into drug addiction because as they are having sex she pushes him away.
Jay makes it clear that the others must not see Sam's face when the murder happens. This allows the audience to gain a deeper understanding. Sam phones the man he spoke to outside the prison and asks for the favour the man promised him earlier in the film. He refuses to kill his own brother, and realises that Dabs knew who it was. Another example of this is when Jay grabs the purse off Trevor and runs away with it, positioning the audience as if they are Trevor chasing him.
But the way everyone in that film is, that's how everyone I know is. Sam then speaks to Becky's cousin Lexi, hoping that she might have some information. Both Becky, and Alissa casually occupy seats next to Hamish, an unattractive, middle aged, business man, before the suspicions of the audience are evidently confirmed. He also sees another man staring at him. He says his name is Jehvon and starts a conversation with him. Over the past 121 years, for advertising purposes, there have been three actresses hired to portray Aunt Jemima: Nancy Green, Anna Robinson, and the last, Aylene Lewis, who … , from the mid 1950s to the late 60s acted the part in the Aunt Jemima Disneyland Restaurant. Sam is later on a bus and witnesses two occupants give their seat up to a woman.
During the course of the film, it is revealed that Sam has changed dramatically and is not the person he was six years ago. In contrast, Alissa is actively pressurised by character Becky, and sexually participates against her own preference. He also tells him that Sam inspired him to study Law, so he can make sure people like him don't go free in 6 years. On the way home, Sam is attacked by Jay. Sam then visits Mooney and asks for information regarding anyone who might hurt his family.
It is revealed that his partner is Andreas, whose face was cut in the first film by Trife. Clarke dives deep into the lives of numerous teenagers to bring out the personalities of the teenagers, and his character Sam is a stereotype of a teenager, the use of violence and swearing portray the villain of the narrative. Sam walks down a street and mugs a couple at gunpoint, but apologises for doing it. Thus, making the age certificate to seem reasonable based on the film's content. Kidulthood is a hybrid between drama and social realism we see many aspects of the social realism genre intertwined with the drama genre.
This is seen as being an upper-class location due to the long-driveway and the nice looking house. All the characters are seen to be wearing clothes popular with teenagers, such as: baseball caps, tracksuits, hoodies, jeans jewellery, burberry, which teenagers are likely to find aesthetically pleasing. A scuffle happens and Dabs hits Henry over the head with a brick. This representation instantly challenges all traditional happy connotations of a playground and gives the audience a insight of what kind of issues and themes may be shown throughout the remainder of the film. At the next station, Alisa hurries off the train to , whilst Becky scorns her for putting her life at risk. He says his name is Jehvon and starts a conversation with him. He also sees another man staring at him.
They are portrayed as being reckless and antisocial young people who commit crimes such as petty theft and serious violence. When Sam grabs her by her hair, Trevor gets to his feet and fights him to the ground. Men may also be targeted through the attractive character Stella, as they are likely to find her sexually arousing due to her aesthetic appeal. Dabs is called into the room and eventually agrees to do it for £6,000. Later, the teenage hit-men see Sam walking through a park and tackle him to the ground.