At times this film can be boring and it is a little too long, but this tells you how it was for the slaves. I do not think a lot of the children out there know how it was to be a slave, but this film tells you a bit about what their life was like. Anyway, about the film. At first the film seemed cheesy, especially the opening, but when T.J goes to the times of the slaves, everything changes. The film changes to a very dark direction. The acting in this film is average, the music is pretty good, but can be a bit silly, and some scenes are actually beautifully directed, like the scene when T.J is whipped.
Here is the plot. A street teenage punk named T.J is all of a sudden hit by a car and is magically transported to the time of the slaves. What I mean by magically transported is that he is knocked unconscious. Anyway, T.J is mistaken for a slave and sold to a man named Cooper. At Cooper's he meets fellow slaves Josias and his girlfriend Caroline. He also meets Denmark Vessy, who is planning an attack. At Cooper's T.J is whipped by a man named Zeek, and he teaches Josias how to read, thus getting him in trouble. He also learns that he has to help slaves to escape to get back to his own time. Cooper then has a party at his house. T.J, Caroline, and Josias escape. T.J helps them escape, but he is shot. He is then transported back to his own time, but has learned a lesson.
Overall, this is a very interesting and somewhat disturbing movie, but, like I said before, you can learn about this movie. The only complaint I have is that the first ten minutes are a bit childish and then there is a dark and disturbing twist of when T.J is transported. That was a big turn, there. The title of this movie is also kind of bizarre at first, but kind of starts to make sense during the last forty-five minutes of the movie. Anyway, this is a well-done film that is somewhat average but still is entertaining.
Review by I_Am_The_Taylrus from the Internet Movie Database.