In a dystopian future, two rival gangs feud for control over Frazier Park (The FP). These gangs don't use fists, guns or knives to settle their score, instead using a dance video game called: Beat-Beat Revelation to settle their feuds. After his older brother BTRO is killed on the dance platform by rival gang leader L Dubba E, JTRO goes into isolation, vowing to never dance again. One year later, the FP lies in ruins, with L Dubba E controlling the entire town's supply of alcohol. This leads JTRO back into the dance ring, out for both revenge for his brother's life and for the greater good of The FP. If you didn't know already by the synopsis, The FP is a wildly original take on a tired genre which really revels in its cliches. The film has pretty much every cliche in the book to its credit from the training montages, to the girl who got away. While not as amazing as it probably could have been, 'The FP' succeeds far more than it doesn't because of how well it embraces its absurdity, while playing everything as straight-faced as possible. The dialogue is gloriously absurd, with the characters talking in the most ridiculous form of slang that is both hysterical and also sorta a commentary on the vapid machismo and stupidity which slang language encompasses today. To give an example of the absurdity, in one scene KC/DC, BTRO's old friend who promised to watch out for JTRO, is attempting to convince JTRO to get back in the ring for the greater good of The FB. He explains: "L Dubba E owns the liquor mart, keeping it all for himself. Now, with no drunks in town, there aint no bums. And with no bums their aint no motherfuckers to feed the ducks at the park. What's a fuckin' town with no ducks, JTRO? How's a nigga supposed to sort his shit out without no ducks? Do it for the ducks, JTRO." Yes, this is the type of film you are in for, but if you like this sorta thing, it definitely doesn't disappoint. A film that is certain to be a cult classic, mostly succeeds even when the novelty wears off, because of it's passion and energy in creating this absurdest dystopian future. Oh, and the last scene was a fantastic, hysterical way to end the film.
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