#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The story takes place in alternative America where the blacks are members of social elite, and whites are inhabitants of inner city ghettos. Louis Pinnock is a struggling white worker in a chocolate factory, loving husband and father of two children. While delivering a package for black CEO Thaddeus Thomas, he is mistaken for a voyeur and, as a result, loses his job, gets beaten by black cops and his family gets evicted from their home. Desperate, Pinnock takes a deadly weapon and kidnaps Thomas, demanding justice, but the fight he will have to finish will cost him more than his job was ever worth.
Plot: The story takes place in alternative America where the blacks are members of social elite, and whites are inhabitants of inner city ghettos. Louis Pinnock is a white worker in a chocolate factory, loving husband and father of two children. While delivering a package for black CEO Thaddeus Thomas, he is mistaken for a voyeur and, as a result, loses his job, gets beaten by black cops and his family gets evicted from their home. Desperate Pinnock takes a gun and kidnaps Thomas, demanding justice.
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A profound premise and message is a little bit lost in the clutter but I see where it’s going
White Man’s Burden is the type of film that if written by some stellar world Author and directed by the Hollywood Artistic elite and housed some of the world’s finest actors it might have been an Academy Award darling. I don’t mean to downplay any of the fine cast or director/writer Desmond Nakano who doesn’t really have a lot of experience but I think really did try his best with this low budget production. He has a message that he’s really trying to convey with this film and it’s undoubtedly a powerful and important message but the question is…what is it? The message on the surface you’d think is that what it would be like for the white race if they were in the position that the black race is in and has been for years? But I honestly don’t think that is the message because the film doesn’t tip toe around anything. In fact if that is the message and I were a person of African American descent I’d be a little offended because most of the white people (99%) are portrayed in Ghetto’s, committing crimes, being beaten, a lower class, sub-intelligent, well meaning group of people but clearly nowhere near the standard of the elite race (in this cast the black race.) I think his message is something different entirely but it’s hidden amidst a bit of a muddled story and an unclear premise.
John Travolta is a terrific screen presence. He has had his ups and downs but I think he’s a terrific actor and really captures a character and has a great time and the best part is I always find him very down to earth, he’s a regular joe and I’d love to meet him some day. His performance, I think, is very good and one of the more powerful in the film as down on his luck white guy Louis Pinnock. Pinnock cares about his family and he’s just tired of the way the world is working because he’s been busting his butt for years to get on the good side of things. Some suggest that his performs seems to show Pinnock has a lack of intelligence and I don’t disagree but I think that might be where the character is supposed to go. I think he lacks book smarts, and maybe he’s a little slower hence why he goes to these rash ends to help his family. He’s a man at his breaking point and I think he is terrific in the role. Harry Belafonte is terrific as rough around the edges but part of the wealthy elite Thaddeus Thomas. Travolta and Belafonte have good chemistry which is vital for this film. It’s not perfect and I think their chemistry and relationship could have been better portrayed but it’s done decently. I would have loved to have seen a black actor with a little more experience and talent perform the role (Morgan Freeman perhaps?) The supporting cast are decent enough including Kelly Lynch as Pinnock’s wife and Margaret Avery as Thomas’ wife. Also in a really good performance is the young Andrew Lawrence (of the Lawrence brothers) as Pinnock’s son who really does a terrific job in the birthday shopping scene.
There are some truly powerful scenes in the film including the above shopping scene where young Donnie Pinnock chooses a popular ‘Black’ Super Hero toy over a less expensive white one. The world they live in is not entirely different from our own with the exception that it would seem as though the white race is a lesser class. I read one review that suggested Nakano’s message was that things wouldn’t be different for any other race had they had the same situation that black people have had. That message seems to ring true throughout the film. It still is a message about acceptance and understanding a man fighting for what he believes in the only way he knows how. It’s an interesting film but just doesn’t have the power and the backing that it could have or should have had. Still it’s a very interesting watch especially for Travolta fans because I think his performance was very good. The film is an interesting and very different story which is always a good thing. 7.5/10
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 29 min (89 min)
Genre Drama, Thriller
Director Desmond Nakano
Writer Desmond Nakano
Actors John Travolta, Harry Belafonte, Kelly Lynch
Country France, United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 2,547 m
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm