Director: F. Gary Gray
Stars: O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr., Aldis Hodge, Paul Giamatti
In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels-armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent-stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world's most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today.
I am not a fan of rap music or N.W.A., but this was a really good and well put together movie. I was really surprised by how entertaining this movie was. To not even care about the subject of the movie, I was locked into the story. I cared about what was going on the entire time. I did not want to fast forward any of the movie.
The performances were outstanding. It was pretty cool that they casted actors that looked so much like the real people. I was impressed by the actors. The physical similarities helped to keep the view into the movie even more.
The story for this movie was great. It informed the audience. If you did not know the background information, you learned it by watching this movie. You were even given all of the reasons why they split up, and what happens to them afterwards.
This was a really movie. I do not think that it is rewatchable for me. It just is not my type of movie. I am sure that there are tons of fans out there that love this movie and want to watch it over and over again. Enjoy.
Straight Outta Compton (2015) Trailer