When a U.S. based military force invades their Brooklyn neighborhood, 20-year-old Lucy and war veteran Stupe must depend on each other to survive.
They reach the DMZ, but it is heavily guarded by the mercenaries.
They escape as mercenaries infiltrate the home and retreat to Belinda's, Lucy's sister.
Interrupting this unsavory bit of race-baiting is Dave Bautista, an ex-Marine named “Stupe,” who owns the basement in which the rape is considered. Bushwick Glenn Kenny August 25, 2017. For some reason they have crafted an inadvertently hilarious exchange between its two main characters: “Where are you going?” “Hoboken.”.
Then: cut to an underground subway station. Although the black one ends up being the more sexual-assault-menacing one. Ask Martin Scorsese.
They’re mildly concerned because there doesn’t seem to be anyone around but otherwise are feeling jokey about milquetoast boyfriend’s impending introduction to Lucy’s grandmother. Jane Levy was attached to play the female lead role of Lucy. Glenn Kenny was the chief film critic of Premiere magazine for almost half of its existence. Under the opening credits, there are a series of relatively pleasant helicopter views of Brooklyn, starting from the shores of Coney Island. No sooner does milquetoast boyfriend get to the sidewalk than he too is incinerated. Under the opening credits, there are a series of relatively pleasant helicopter views of Brooklyn, starting from the shores of Coney Island. Church Avenue, service by the G and F lines, as the visible signage shows. James arrives with Belinda and they head out for the attack. As Stupe heads off to the washroom, he is mistakenly shot and killed by a scared teenage girl hiding inside.
Principal photography on the film began early December 2015 in Brooklyn, New York City. Belinda cries in horror as members of the resistance carry her to the helicopters. Stop, drop and roll works. The movie’s main feature is a group of long-take, moving-camera action scenes that I guess might have been more engaging had the characters on the run and in battle been figures you wanted to spend any time with.
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Lucy meets Stupe after coming up from the subway into the military invasion of Brooklyn.
", Simon Crook for Empire praised the film calling it a brilliant B-movie with a political punch and called for a sequel. Nick Damici and Graham Reznick, the screenwriters, seem to have based their portrayal of this transforming neighborhood in the county of Kings entirely on viewings of that old sensationalist TV cop drama “Brooklyn South,” which worried parents used to cite to their children when they wanted to dissuade them from moving to the borough. Yikes. The final shot of smoke shows that the rest of New York City has been under attack as well. Soul!
As for the thing that will have New Yorkers checking out: When Lucy comes out of the subway station, she is indeed in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn; she runs past Jefferson Avenue’s fabled Owl Juice Pub and other landmarks. Their reverie is interrupted by a screaming man, his body entirely on fire, running down from the subway’s street level stairs.  The score was composed by rapper and producer Aesop Rock. Stupe, a combat veteran, leaves his home to try to reach his family in Hoboken, Lucy joins him as she tries to get to her grandmother's house. Lucy, a second year grad student in civil engineering, and her boyfriend Jose are exiting a subway in Bushwick (in Brooklyn) where they see a man on fire running down into the station.
Lucy later tells Stupe that she came in on the L train; as seen on the signage at the beginning of the movie, the Church Street station services the G and F. What’s the big deal? As the resistance fights back, Lucy and Belinda stick together and run towards the helicopters. Lucy then tells everyone to meet up at the laundromat to get guns to fight with. Taglines Lucy, played by Brittany Snow, is wending her way to the exit, with her milquetoast boyfriend, played by Some Dude™. James' mother blackmails Stupe and Lucy into going to the local church where evacuees are hiding and convince the parish priest to meet up at a local laundromat to arm everyone to fight back as they head to the DMZ. James and his mother keep Belinda hostage so as to ensure Stupe and Lucy comply. This movie will lose the goodwill of any longtime New Yorker watching it within the first ten minutes.
As Lucy tries to drag Belinda, she is shot in the head and dies. Stupe convinces the mercenary to reveal the DMZ, where the US Army is extracting non-combatants: Grover Cleveland Park.
Lucy, whose grandmother must be really very strict, goes to the sidewalk anyway, to see an overturned flaming Mr. Softee truck, and varied parties shooting and blowing stuff up. Stupe knocks out the mercenary and the trio begin to make their way to the park. Drugged up, Belinda does not realize what is going on until a mercenary breaks into the home.  Geoff Berkshire at Variety wrote that "Even if the low-budget execution is uneven at times, there’s enough snap to the filmmaking, and enough raw power in the premise, to make for solid B-movie excitement. and A Most Beautiful Thing Among Nominees at Critics' Choice Documentary Awards, Ebert Symposium 2020: Part 3 Streaming Today, November 5th, 2020.
As the movie barrels its way to the end nightfall is upon us and Lucy and her sister get tantalizingly close to the DMZ.
The site's critical consensus reads, "Bushwick's sociopolitical subtext gives it more heft than the average action thriller, but those ideas are given short shrift in what amounts to a disappointing shoot-'em-up.
After both are injured during the fighting, they have to work together to rescue family members and escape to the US army's extraction point for civilians.
He dispatches the villains briskly, but he’s not particularly friendly to Lucy, at least not at first.
Texas, and other states (mostly Southern) are trying to secede from the U.S., and NYC is being used as a negotiation tool.
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