It feels like racial tension is everywhere at the moment, not least in the United States. With the regular clashes between both the left and the right wing constantly entering the news with every broadcast, it was never going to be long before Hollywood started jumping on the bandwagon and creating films about white supremacists and the people they associate with.
Such is the case with Brawl in Cell Block 99. Whilst Vince Vaughn’s skinhead character is never outright stated, nor shown to be outright racist, there is still an incredibly heavy overtone within the shots that screams that it is so.
Whilst this may be a heavy hitting drama, there is still something that can’t stop me seeing Vaughn as the chubby comic relief in several films. I hope it doesn’t negatively impact the viewing experience.
Brawl in Cell Block 99 is out in cinemas October 2017!