I just love movies where things go horribly wrong, or someone fucks up (Very Bad Things vibe), and Brotherhood is one of those movies. Without much hype or drama this movie was released and I am sure that it will pick up its share of glory and movie history as time goes on. This is a first feature film by director Will Canon and I must say that he did a great job. The camera is excellent and it adds more to the overwhelming tension. There are a lot of movies about college brotherhood initiations, but most of them are just too extreme, either its a comedy with a lot of goofs or a horror where your mission is to kill or maim someone. What these concepts lacked is reality and Brotherhood introduces that, to some degree. I did not expect much from the acting since they all seemed too young, but even that aspect of the movie is good. But what makes this movie special is the examination of the so called “brotherhood”. It’s all fine and dandy when you are partying and chilling with the girls but when shit hits the fan who will be there for you?

Adam Buckley is a typical freshmen eager to join his local Sigma Zeta Chi fraternity, but the only problem is that he has to pass the initiation ritual. As we all know these last a few days of torment and humiliation that are supposed to help you bond with your friends. The last test of this ritual is that each freshmen has to rob a convenient store, and after that they are in and the whole ordeal is over. But as you probably guessed something will go wrong, horribly wrong and the so called brotherhood will be put to another kind of a test…

Director: Will Canon

Cast: Trevor Morgan, Jon Foster, Lou Taylor Pucci, Arlen Escarpeta, Jesse Steccato, Jennifer Shakeshaft (great surname for a girl)

Fun Facts: The Sigma Zeta Chi fraternity house is an old Delta Upsilon fraternity house on campus at the University of Texas at Arlington. Soon after filming wrapped, the house was nearly destroyed in an electrical fire. It is currently under reconstruction.

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IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1273241/

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