I was slightly punk before this movie, I was slightly punk after this movie. it didn't affect me. But now that I'm way more into punk, I can at least get the shit of this movie, which coincidentally, I was about to watch.
The movie's not bad, but it's not a masterpiece for punk representation either. That's like saying Hackers should be the Bible of well, hacking. I won't take away its cult classic status by any means, but the ending just kinda... He's forsaking everything because he realizes he needs a job and to be responsible. Okay, so that means you have to eschew punk in its entirety outside of your day job? Your entire personality has to change? The music goes, your fashion goes, etc.? I'm just not quite sure I get that. It's like a total character abandonment over not realizing just a few changes would suffice to getting his life on track. That's what I don't get about the film.
Apparently, much like American History X, only part of the movie is important enough to be remembered by and influence punks. *shrugs*
really didn't care either way about this film, it didn't get the feeling of the scene at the time from what i know about it, guess it'd be like me showing the late 90's and early 2000's punk scene in a film 20 years on though, you forget things.