A mythic motorcycle tale of father and son, this is the story of Manuel Galloway, also known as the King of Cali, the president of a motorcycle club whose members are all African-American men, mostly white-collar workers who exchange their suits and ties at night and on weekends for leather outfits and motorcycle helmets. The focus of this story takes place at an annual drag-racing event in Fresno, as Manuel tries to retain his championship title.
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The studio is touting the film as a "contemporary Western" but a "two-hour hip-hop video with stank soap opera plot" is more like it.
I love to ride. I own a customized R6 that I rebuilt myself. So I'm not some cage riding adrenaline-wannabe. The movie was awful for its poor writing and even worse race sequences. No offence to the writers/directors, but a quarter mile on a nitrous-enhanced Hayabusa takes under 9 seconds. So ya, make those races just a tad shorter, and believable. And race tires don't grip do well on dirt roads. But if you just want to see this movie for the entertainment of checking out a lot of sweet looking bikes, it's fine. But plain and simple - if Smoke's as good a driver as they portray him, then he could never lose to Kid (it's as simple as a GSXR1300 Hayabusa vs. a GSXR1000 on a straightaway - the one with more HP is going to win - there's little skill involved).My two cents.JK
... My Comments:I was really expecting a very shallow movie that was all about big bikes and other big parts of human anatomy. I wasn't really disappointed, but I was surprised that the sexual content was minimized (though the objectification of women was not, though there was at least one attempt to objectify a man too) and that there was an attempt to create a story here.Of course, the story wasn't very good, but I have to at least give them some credit for trying. There are a number of plot holes and coincidences in the story that just don't make much sense. The archaic twist that Kid is really Smoke's son wasn't at all surprising - this has been done a million times (Star Wars). Kid also illustrates that he has virtually no morals when he tells his mother that he won't race anymore then turns around and races about 2 days later. There's also the race with Dogg, which just kind of happens without any explanation. It's kind of obvious that this is really just an attempt to keep Kid Rock involved with the movie. And worst of all is the sudden change in Kid's attitude when he wins the race; as though beating your dad will make everything better... I don't know who came up with this idea, but it was pretty silly.As for the acting, Lawrence Fishburne is a pretty good actor, so he actually had a positive influence on this movie. Derek Luke, on the other hand, has a lot of growing to do. Especially bad was his scene with Tina (Meagan Good), where he goes from not having a relationship with her at all to suddenly making love to her - I didn't see that coming. There was no development of their relationship. One minute Tina is telling him she doesn't even know who he is and the next she is going for a ride of her own. Some of the other peripheral actors, Soul Train (Orlando Jones) and Motherland (Djimon Hounsou) in particular, were pretty good, but they didn't have to do much. I should also note that despite the majority of the characters being black, this doesn't really fit into the 'black movie' genre, at least, not entirely. Whereas movies like 'Friday After Next' are full of Ebonics and black-oriented jokes, this is a pretty straightforward mainstream movie that doesn't seem to be catering specifically to a black audience. I was a little surprised by this considering the predominantly black cast, but probably shouldn't have been. Because I have never really been able to appreciate black-oriented humor (I'm sorry, I just don't get it), I found the lack of it in this movie to be a relief. Overall, I don't think I would really recommend this movie, but if you like motorcycles, you might enjoy it. Some of the acting is okay, but most of it isn't. And the story, well, it's horrible. I watched it because I thought it was going to be horrible and because it claimed to be better than 'The Fast and the Furious'. I don't really think it was, but then again neither movie was really all that good, so it doesn't mean much either way.
Has the stink of man-musk all over it.
This review is from: Biker Boyz (Widescreen Edition) (DVD) great and that's all I going to say now like it or not that's as good as it gets with me.Don't ask me to say at least twenty or more if I choose not to this is a free country not long I see.
I have never been subjected to such an awful peice of trash that makes youwonder if it can even be considered a motion picture. After seeing this,youmight even wonder what idiot wrote this script. Its a Fast And The Furiousripoff, only on bikes, and the movie tries to add drama, like making theraces seem so meaningful, eeveryones' life depends on it. When you finallylose your mind and kick and scream for it to end, its really justbeginning.Through thinly detailed plot lines, the movie seems to stretch for hoursonend. Part drama, part action, part comedy ALL CRAP
Biker Boyz, in a word, stinkz.
This movie derived from the life of the real "king of Cali" and the lives of the bike clubs themselves. The acting and races were legit and the bikes were very hot. This is a very good movie.
I rented Biker Boyz with a lot of expectations. I'd just seen Antwon Fisher and saw a wonderful performance by Derek Luke. I was also looking forward to seeing Laurence Fishburne, one of the most underrated black actors in Hollywood. What I found was an unbelievabele mess of nothing.The movie to me wasn't believable at all. The race scenes where shot crazy and ridiculously fast. The stunts the guys pull on the bikes are impossible. There is no way they wouldn't lay those bikes out. At least make it a little believable.I couldn't believe Fishburne and Luke did a movie like this. They are both way to good for a movie of this caliber, Especially Fishburne. I can see Luke doing it because he's young, but it doesn't justify the mess the movie was. Kid Rock was actually one of the better performers in the movie.I just think it's a waste of money. I didn't really find it to be a Fast and Furious knock off. That movie far surpasses this one. I wouldn't waster my money or time on it. But if a ridiculous and totally unbelievable plot is your kind of film you should like this movie.
being in a bike club myself i understand pretty well what the movie was tryin to do, but appearently i dont think that the critics above knew what the hell was goin on. They were tryin to tell a story about what goes on in the night time sub-culture bike racing. And the story line itself was derived from the life of the real "king of Cali" and the lives of the bike clubs themselves. It wasnt tryin to beat or even compete with fast and the furious so why does everyone keep comparing it to that. And if you have ever riden a bike before, u might be able to understand the passion behind what the actors were portraying. The thrill on becoming top dog, and the fear of being dethrowned, son and father going head to head. So remember if your going to see this movie just remember its a story based on a real mans life bit about, "livin your life a quarter mile at a time."
Lots of nice bikes but this movie was way to serious and emotional to have a name like "biker boys"... ..You should probably rent it before u buy it and if ur lookin for a real action packed biker movie get "torque" instead..O, and the special features were as dull as the movie
This movie was horrible. Not only was it painfull for me to watch as a long time motorcycle rider and owner of a custom paint shop but the acting (if you can call it that) was absolutly horrid. How on earth did they get so many well known people to do such a poorly written and structured movie. Fast & the Furious looks like shakesphear compared to this crap!
When the movie started I was excited, I love bikes. But as this movie kept playing I was trying real hard to ignore the bad dialogue. Then the really bad acting. and then it just went down hill from there. I really tried to understand this movie. But I can't get nothing out of this. and I want the minutes I spent trying to watch this movie back. lol. This was really dissapointing.
Alas, the movie takes itself too seriously, too often and is ultimately unsure if it wants to be a bike flick, a hackneyed father-son drama or an expose on Black biker culture. In the end it doesn't achieve any of the goals successfully.
Biker Boyz boasts a few show-off-y camera moves and a whole lot of desperately stale dialogue.
A somewhat flat clone of Furious -- not the greatest source with which to base material on in the first place.
It's too long and self-consciously progressive to be entertaining, but it's too well-intentioned to be dismissed altogether.
BIKER BOYZ is probably the stupidest movies that I have ever seen to comeout in the past 15 years. It is sort of like THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS foridiots on bikes. It features awful acting, and I cannot believe thatLaurence Fishbourne would decide to make a movie as bad as this garbage.Even though it could have been a 15-minute movie of bikers doing cool tricksand racing, it is dragged out into a 2-hour brainless movie. To fill uptime, they attempt to fill the movie with other "serious" plotlines, butthey are just pointless and dumb. Some of the special effects are very cool,but they are also pretty unnecessary. Some might find this movie offensive,but the language is usually "unaudible" at times, and others who are notfamiliar with "street talk" might be confused. The one good part of thismovie is the beautiful Meagen Good, who also starred in COUSIN SKEETER. 0stars.
This review is from: Biker Boyz (Widescreen Edition) (DVD) OK... OK... OK... I love Meghan Good... but the story was well put together. The ending could use some work in my opinion, but I have seen this flick over 10 times.
This is an older film that I like. I'm a sucker for movies on bike or car culture. Anything with race or chase scenes. Good cast, descent script and it's filmed well. Good story about how difficult relationships are and the passing of the torch to the next generation.