Queen Latifah and Ludacris have joined together as co-stars in the new movie “End of the Road”. The movie received mixed reviews ever since it was released on Netflix. Some believe that the “End of the Road” came up short.
“End of the Road” Plot
Brenda (Queen Latifah) is a mother of two who must uproot her family after her husband passes away. Her brother Reggie (Chris “Ludacris” Bridges) accompanies the family on the trip to their new home. During the trip, the family experiences several life changing encounters. The top at the list is becoming witnesses to a deal gone bad. After, an unknown killer terrorizes the family.
Why The Movie Fell Short?
“End of the Road” was set to be another hit on Netflix but the movie didn’t live up to its potential.
The movie started of with a compelling story. The death of the father created emotional turmoil that the audience could relate to. This pulled the audience in but from that point on many things in the movie either didn’t make sense or was pointless.
“End of the Road” Tries To Potray Racism In The 21st Century
Racism constantly appeared in “End of the Road”. Racism is still very real today but when it appeared in the movie, it seemed unrealistic and forced. The first unfortunate encounter involved a group of young racist adults. The group chased down Brenda and her family after the daughter Kelly (Mychala Lee) brushed them off during an exchange at a gas station.
The encounter came to a conclusion after the racist group blocked the road. The road blockage was badly applied and if someone actually feared for their life, they would have simply went around the roadblock. The racist men made Brenda apologize to them.
The writers tried to use racism to create real world danger but they fell short. It was an unrealistic outlook on the racism of today.
“End of The Road” started with a lot of potential but the movie failed along the way and ending of the movie is not worth mentioning. The writers filled the plot with tons of clichés, making it easy to predict what was going to happen next. The actors worked with what they were by the writers. The movie did not impress at all.