Straight Outta Compton

Well, I have seen the documentary, and now I have watched the film, which turned out to be a good one.

But, I am not sure of the accuracy of the events told as some things in the documentary do not match up with the film. I also read some things on Wikipedia later, and found that some of the facts, especially about their manager, have mostly likely been twisted (Ice Cube and Dr. Dre were producers).

The film just by itself was well made, and well acted. It mostly focussed on the relationships between Eazy E, Ice Cube, and Dr. Dre. Ice Cube’s part was played by his own son (O’Shea Jackson Jr.) who looks a lot like his gangsta Dad, and he did a good job on the acting.

It did not feel like it’s 147 minute running time, it all flew by in a haze of rapping, wild parties, bad cops busting N.W.A. for no good reason (this was around the Rodney King time, things seemed insanely bad with the cops then), Ice Cube smashing up a record producer’s room, those funny cars that hop up and down, and even a car chase involving Dr. Dre in his white Ferrari Testarossa.

So apart from the dubious re-telling of the facts (the more I read about this on the internet, the more sides of the story I find), this was an entertaining story. This Guardian article about the facts is an interesting read.

Date watched: October 14th
Score: 8/10
Film count 2016: 157


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