This past weekend, I finally had the opportunity to view the new hit movie “Straight Outta Compton” which is all about the highs and lows of the infamous rap group, N.W.A. Saying that this is a good movie would be an under-statement. If you are looking for a movie that will make you laugh, cry, and grab hold of your seat, this movie is for you!
First off, the talent in the movie was impeccable. Every actor embodied the characters that they were portraying to a T. It was almost as if we were watching the actual characters themselves. The three main characters Ice Cube (O’Shea Jackson, Jr.), Dr. Dre (Corey Hawkins), and Eazy-E (Jason Mitchell) were definitely done justice in this movie. The three talented actors behind these roles performed beyond expectation in every scene. From their voices, body movements, and the cool in their walk, they did not just act, but BECAME these characters.
The movie not only showed issues that occurred within the group, but also in their community. It highlighted the issues of police brutality, drugs, financial struggles, and other everyday challenges within Compton. It is quite obvious that this film was created not only to entertain, but to also educate.
I personal give “Straight Outta Compton” not five, but five hundred stars! The cast, the story-line, the passion, the history…all simply phenomenal. It has been rumored that a sequel may be on the way. Let’s just say, I will be one of the first in line to purchase my ticket!
Michaela C., Associate Editor