Tuesday, March 22, 2016
I never knew about the true story behind Fruitvale Station. Michael B Jordan plays a regular guy named Oscar. We learn about the character's struggles with drugs and incarceration while trying to raise a little girl. It's a film about a regular guy, until the end when he gets caught up with some trouble on the train on New Year's by a trigger happy cop.
The movie sets us up to like Oscar and root for him hoping he gets out of trouble and lives an honest life. That's why it's so heartbreaking to watch him die for no good reason. He was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. This film also brings up the issue of police brutality. It's frustrating to watch a cop shoot someone who hasn't done anything to get shot.