MovieChat Forums > King of New York (1990) Discussion > 'King of New York' vs. 'New Jack City'

I'd rather be a New Jack Hustler!

"If you gon come in on this thang with me you got to be prepared to go all the way."

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Having not yet seen King of New York, I hope it's nothing like New Jack City, because I thought that film was utter crap.

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King of New york

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King may not be a great movie, but it's a hell of a lot better than New Jack.

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Both movies are great to me but King is better!

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They are chocolate and coconut pie compared to each other. Both are similar in their purpose (drug lord movie that works as well as a solid anti drug message,) but they are both very different and hard to choose. I like them both.

New Jack is more watchable but King's more stylish. Walken's the better actor and had the better Drug Lord character (Snipes was a hardass but he wasn't likeable while Walken was both and an epic MF'er.) New Jack had the more likeable cops (Ice T owned that role,) but King had some good action and better actors.

I lean more twords King of NY more mainly due to Walken and how it was a film of style as much as substance. NJ was more of a film made to highlight the problems of crack and Van Peeble's attempt at bringing back Blacksplotation movies. Both worked but KNY just does it more for me.

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