Director/Co Writer: Will Canon
Filmed in Arlington, TX this chaotic story is pretty darn good if not irritating. BROTHERHOOD by director Will Canon explores the darker side of male bonding and gatherings. The film opens with a fraternity prank that goes horribly wrong. Everything spirals out of control and its one long night of chaos, confusion, beating, bleeding and a smidge of racism.
On the verge of manhood these boys (most of them) are shaping up to be some assholes. And here is where our would be hero Adam ( Trevor Morgan) sets himself apart from the pack as the only one with some damn sense. Problem is…he’s a pledge and we all know pledges have no power to sway the herd.
The night starts out with some hazing. Pledge Master Frank (Jon Foster) sends his pledges on a prank involving a series of local convenient store robberies. 3 pledges and only 2 robberies turn out okay. The last one involving pledge Kevin (Lou Taylor Pucci) doesn’t turn out well. The store clerk Mike (Arlen Escarpeta) shoots him, they beat the store clerk and ultimately decide to kidnap him and beat him some more at their frat house.
Adam spends the film trying to get them to take the seriously wounded Kevin to the hospital before he dies and also trying to get the brothers to let Mike go free.
Great cast. Jon Foster expertly played butt-hole pledge master Frank and Trevor Morgan and his pretty blues made for a pretty convincing ‘good guy in a bad situation’ thing.
Review By: Mut Asheru