The People wanted to see it
You remember in the ‘90’s, many of the films that focused on violent concepts resulted in shootings during the screenings, (like Boyz in the Hood). This was the case for New Jack City. But people debate whether it was the violence in the film or the fact that people couldn’t get in to see it. When the film was first released, only a few theaters were showing it. When people came to see the movie, they were turned away. These people, who were often teenagers, were left standing outside…frustrated. Just like today, people questioned whether Snipes’ portrayal was too real, resulting in real life violence.