Shottas is an exciting movie that is full of action and suspense. It was filmed in the streets of Jamaica and Miami, Florida. It has a true Caribbean vibe to it. The movie has great reggae music and Jamaican vibes in every scene. The plot of it is complex yet easy to understand. The movie may not be recommended for youth due to violence, obscenities, sex and drug use.
Shottas is a movie about a couple of Jamaican children who grow up and become big time gangsters. A Shotta is a Jamaican gangster or drug kingpin. They are very dangerous, cold spirited and ruthless. Shottas are thugs that will do anything to earn money and respect in society. They do not have any limits or mercy when dealing with their opponents. The two main characters in this film start out as young kids who are wearing rags for clothing and are not eating well. There is not much hope that they will be able to get out of their horrible situations. They live in a culture where violence is rampant and drugs are readily available. They become very desperate to leave their situations and live better lives.
The two main characters are still small children when they rob a truck driver. They eventually would continue robbing people and committing crimes in order to improve their quality of life. Eventually, they would become adults who are the biggest gangsters in Jamaica. Their ambition and hunger would lead to endless scenes of real Jamaican shottas robbing, killing, planning crimes and bribing police. Their reign would span all the way to Miami, Florida.
The music in the movie is excellent. It has mellow vibes, dancehall and harder core Jamaican reggae in it. Any reggae music lover would love this film. The music is played at the right times in the film and make viewers feel the words and meanings of them.
The action and suspense the film is amazing. There is always some type of danger that is present. This is because the lifestyle of the main characters in the film is a very dangerous one. They are true Shottas and must survive near their enemies and corrupt police.
- Ky-Mani Marley, Paul Campbell VIII, Spragga Benz, Wyclef Jean, Louie Rankin
- Sony Pictures
- Cess Silvera