Sunday, August 30, 2015

Straight Outta Compton (2015) Review

Album Cover
This movie will take a lot of people down memory lane if they grew up around the time the album the film is titled for came out. When it did, those that got it when it did come out probably had to sneak the purchase from their parents. The film takes a look at the coming up of the group N.W.A and their break-up when some let the success blind them.

Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, MC-Ren, and DJ Yella made up N.W.A and the actors picked to play them could not have been more perfectly cast. Some of them look so much like the true life figures they portray the resemblance is uncanny, it helps that O'Shea Jackson, Jr. is playing his role of his father, Ice Cube. The film tells a story a lot of fans probably got footnotes from all the news the group made. To have it dramatized in a film made it a true work of art. A lot of news footage is original footage from the time things occurred in the film.

If you were ever a fan of hardcore rap and hip-hop,you owe it to yourself to see this film. If you know anything about N.W.A's history you should know the film is rate 'R' for language and scenes of violence and nudity.