I have to be honest, I’m not a big fan of gangster movies. I never thought that people should idolize criminals on the big screen, small screen, etc. Growing up in the South Bronx, I have personally witnessed countless of murders by the same people who’s dream is to make it to the big. Gangsters to me are people who make it big by cheating the system, not by working hard to break free the grips the status quo and in return, society can benefit from their contributions. In other words, we need more scientists teachers and leaders, rather than another drug lord who makes a living off the poors misery and pain. On the other hand, I too despise the corruption of the police and the powers to be for they too are the bane of a democratic society even more so than gangster worship. I’ve also dealt with racist cops who abuse their power so I understand the reason for this gangster worship. Or the corrupt politicians who commit crimes much worse than druglords by lying to the people who put them in power. At least you know what to expect from criminals. But when people idolize gangsters like a modern day Jesus, is a testament of how bad and fractured our society has become. at least the gangsters die in the end of these movies.