Watch Punk's Dead: SLC Punk 2
- 1 hr 15 min
Punk's Dead: SLC Punk 2 is a 2016 American comedy-drama film and sequel to the 1998 cult classic film SLC Punk! Written and directed by James Merendino, the film stars Ben Schnetzer, Hannah Marks and Colson Baker, better known by his stage name Machine Gun Kelly. The film is set in Salt Lake City, Utah, and follows a cast of anarchic punks as they navigate their way through the city's subculture. The film picks up 15 years after the events of the first film and centers around Ross (Ben Schnetzer), the son of the original protagonist, who finds himself disillusioned with the punk scene that his father helped to create. Ross struggles to find his place in the world and to live up to his father's legacy, all while grappling with drug addiction and the pressures of growing up. As Ross attempts to piece together his own identity, he is forced to confront a cast of quirky and eccentric characters from the punk scene, including Crash (Colson Baker), a reckless drug-dealer with a passion for anarchy, and Penny (Hannah Marks), a firebrand punk rocker who becomes Ross's love interest. Along the way, the film explores themes of rebellion, individualism, and the search for personal meaning, while also delving into the darker side of drug addiction and the consequences of self-destructive behavior. While the film features numerous nods to the original SLC Punk!, including cameos from several of the original cast members, it also stands on its own as a unique and compelling coming-of-age story. With its fast-paced humor, energetic soundtrack, and engaging performances, Punk's Dead: SLC Punk 2 is a must-see for fans of punk rock culture and anyone who has ever struggled to find their place in the world.