Movie Review: Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror
ROUNDUP REVIEW: SNOOP DOGG'S HOOD OF HORROR
Snoop Dogg becomes the "Crib Keeper" (see also: "Tales From the Crypt's" Crypt Keeper) for three bloody urban morality tales.
The lessons offered are pretty good - misuse of power, ego and friendship among them. But the stories are very predictable, and a bit too bloody, and the acting is uneven. "Mad TV" alum Aries Spears has a nice turn as a gunned-down rap artist, but Anson Mount's murderous Tex Jr. is a little too hokey even for a film that is often played to be hokey.
There are good reasons to avoid this movie, apart from violence, and a lot of words you could probably predict if you've heard the uncensored versions of songs from Dogg's oeuvre (two such words start with N and B respectively, if parents unfamiliar with his work need more guidance).
But fans, recognizing that this is all fake, sometimes campy, violence in a movie, will probably get drawn in by a couple of humorous ways evildoers are dispatched.
Just don't expect art, because in this neighborhood, even the art gets a grisly twist.
Running time: 1:24. Opens Friday at several area AMC theaters: South Barrington 30, Cantera 30, Crestwood 18 and Country Club Hills 16. MPAA rating: R (pervasive strong violence and gore, sexuality, nudity and language).