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Straight Outta Compton

Hey Everyone!

Today we are going to review the film…

“Straight Outta Compton”

Currently on Flixster/Rotten Tomatoes it is rated fresh with 88% (Critics) and 96% (Users).

This film is a biopic of the rap group NWA. 

In 1987, Eazy-E (Jason Mitchell), Dr. Dre (Corey Hawkins), Ice Cube (O'Shea Jackson Jr.), DJ Yella (Neil Brown Jr.) and MC Ren (Aldis Hodge) are a group of rappers that joined forces within the music industry by using their freedom of speech regarding the common struggles that they are faced with when living in Compton. 

This movie is based on actual events, so I won’t go into it any further because I’m sure you already know this story and how it all goes down. 

What I struggled with on this film

I didn’t have anything…. Seriously!!!

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What I LOVED…

Casting hit it head on with this film! SERIOUSLY! I can’t believe how well they were able to cast this film!

O'shea Jackson is Ice Cube’s son which made him a dead ringer shoo-in. 

Suge Knight! 

SERIOUSLY THOUGH

Check out the uncanny resemblance of Tupac and Marcc Rose!

I also loved how we finally found the origin behind this infamous line…

Originally posted by clubcorbeille

Loved listening to when they were in the studio, and creating the beat..

Originally posted by youthwillwin

Just hearing those beats you knew that they were on the verge of creating something EPIC!


Overall Thoughts

When watching the trailer for this film, I had kinda mixed emotions. I was not rushing to the theater to catch it. 

If it wasn’t for Chris, I would probably would have waited a couple of weeks to watch it.   

I was wrong about this film.. It was fantastic!

It displayed the rise/fame and the low points that this group had hit. It was interesting to see the progress of their solo careers and different paths that these five friends took within their lives. 

Chris’s Rating : 9

Stina’s Rating : 9

Suitable for a Date: Yes! If both of ya'll were fans of early 90′s rap.  
Suitable for Children: NO! This is a biopic of NWA! Are you kidding me?! 
Suitable for Girls Night Out: No, I would pass on this for a girls night.

Share your thoughts…

What did you think of the movie?
What what your favorite scene?

Thanks for reading!

- Stina :)