One of the most controversial questions I hear is which movie is more authentic; American Me or Blood in Blood Out. The question usually draws some pushback due to the enormous fan base both movies have.
Some will say that American Me is more authentic and plays hard on the issues that were going on in prisons and on the streets during that time. But some will say that is was boring and not enough entertainment.
Then you have Blood in Blood Out which more of mainstream America seemed to watch. Not sure how that happened but if you ask a white person or black they may say Blood in Blood out is there choice.
However, as a Latino who grew up in the 90’s, in one of the most gang ridden neighborhoods of Los Angeles, I can tell you that American me squashes Blood in Blood out in storyline and authenticity. Blood in Blood out seemed like a fake movie produced and written by hollywood to counter American Me’s success. Hollywood decided that they would tell the story of a “white boy” who saves the day. You can see this type of non sense through out Hollywood. Avatar did the same thing. A white person goes to a new world to save them. Haha.
Let me know what you think. I’d love to hear your thoughts???