Blu-ray Review: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON Is More Hagiography Than History - Movies In Focus
When you review movies, you need to understand that you’ll never like all of them. Sometimes you know going in that you probably won’t like something but you have to give it a try so that you can benchmark and fully understand different types of movies. If you don’t do this then you’ll never be able to judge movies on an authentic level. You may not like some movies because they are poorly made, while others may not be suitable for a viewer on an emotional and thematic level. These movies aren’t bad — they’re just not right for certain audiences. Which brings me to Straight Outta Compton. I knew going in to Straight Outta Compton that I probably wasn’t going to enjoy it. I’m not a fan of hip hop, so a movie set around the rise of the N.W.A was never going to be high on my agenda. However, I’d heard good things and I wanted Movies in Focus to be a comprehensive guide to films and filmmaking. You can’t turn your back on something and ignore it because its different. I rolled my sleeves up and dived into F.Gary Grey’s drama. It’s a well made piece, but it’s just [...]