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They Cloned Tyrone-a review

"…they're carrying on despite not knowing anything. This is very anti-stereotype, hahaha, good for them."

By 'Vive AkughaPublished 3 months ago 3 min read
Image Credit: Screenshot from Netflix on YouTube

John Boyega, Teyonah Parris, J. Alphonse Nicholson, and Jamie Foxx are part of the cast of Netflix's They Cloned Tyrone.

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The movie has great performances and comedy that balances the serious subjects of a necessary discussion. Everyone was great and John was fantastic. He portrayed all through his characters wonderfully.

There are several topics in the movie including; Assimilation, Neo-colonization, Police brutality, Unity, Masculinity, Solidarity, Trauma, Purpose, and more. The movie spoke of black peoples' adaptability and diversity. Yo-Yo switched up her speaking and wrote a detailed letter utilizing Latin to expose the operation despite always being called ordinary as a sex worker. It showcased the dynamic nature of black people and I liked that the movie had a sense of unity and a profound strength in the concept of community. I feel like this is one of those movies everyone should watch at least once.

However, I'm confused as to why it's called They Cloned Tyrone. I thought it could be for ease of the title name but I also thought it could be to show the existence and continuity of the existing system to later on clone Tyrone. But who's the original? Cause Fontaine looks exactly like Tyrone and doing the same routine. I thought that maybe the first Fontaine had one of his clones with little knowledge let go to become Tyrone or that Tyrone was cloned became Fontaine and with some memory, that made him decide to help the cloning process. Hmm.

You can't win. That's why he loses the lottery every time with the same depressing routine and no hope as Frog said, "you lose, always". I like that this man (Frog) knows everything not only because he's an elder and they are wells of knowledge but he's underestimated and therefore has a lot of power. This should have been in theatres, are you kidding me?!!!

Oh I did not expect all this but this is good. They're recreating their test subjects? They are notable figures in the community that's why. No way!!! Slick too?! This is extremely disorienting.

Oh yeah, we still haven't seen the big boss. If it's his brother, I'm gonna be sickkkkkk. It's him…of course. I think they actually hinted at that earlier. Wild… he made sure they all remembered how Ronnie died. Huh, Slick was right, he did make a deal with the devil. What the…, WOW "you and your ghettos" is wildddd. WHY IS THIS MOVIE NOT IN THEATRES???!!! (I saw it was in some American Theatres actually). Well, you still work for someone, you're not the leader of this operation. You could be let go too. Ohhhh the erasure of black people subject. Oh Yo-Yo, you've done well sis. If he kills og Fontaine, what happens? Oh yessssss. Oh nothing happens to them…or is he the original fontaine? hmmm Wait, that doesn't make sense hahaha. Ahhhh I'm so happy for the team. Yay Isaac is doing well. Ahhhhh the crew's going to Memphis. Oh noooooooooooo. Noooooooooooo come on. And he got teardrop tattoos now? Not againnnnn. I know they had other branches for their operation but still. Ha, they got Erykah Badu to sing about Tyrone! Oh wow, I'm just realizing there was no Tyrone until the end hahaha. The movie is layered and outstanding. So so important and a great watch.

Originally written in my "Brief and not-so-brief opinions: Bonus" article.

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'Vive Akugha

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