S.I.M Rating: 5.75 out of 10 (13 Votes)
Cast: Laurence Fishburne, Derek Luke, Orlando Jones
The world of motorcycle drag racing, (illegal street-style), is the subject of the 2003 action film, Biker Boyz. Starring Laurence Fishburne as Smoke, the "King of Cali," who so far, has held off all contenders to his crown. But Kid (Derek Luke), the son of Smoke's late friend, is mounting a serious challenge.
Hectically filmed, Biker Boyz attempts to recreate the experience of the sport, but too often succeeds only in making the viewer nauseous. The action segments are suitably "edge-of-the-seat," but the storyline is predictable and some decent actors (Fishburne, Lisa Bonet, Djimon Hounsou) are essentially just background, with little or nothing to do but stand around.
Biker Boyz makes an effort to be a type of "Old West gunslinger" takes on the "bad guys," but it's overdone and more importantly, has been done before, and much more effectively.