Straight Outta Compton Review

Straight Outta Compton tells the story of N.W.A. and how they came to be, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Eazy-E, Snoop Dogg, Tupac, and some others are all in this movie. The movie is roughly three hours long but it’s worth the watch time. It starts out slow showing the viewer how Compton was and how the police treated African Americans.

Compton was a dangerous place with drugs and gangs all around, the movie starts to pick up around the time when Eazy-E made his first song and created his label.

Throughout the movie you hear most of N.W.A.’s songs but only during certain points in the film. You see them go on tour for the last thirty minutes of the first hour and partially into the second. Snoop Dogg and Tupac make two appearances but only for a few minutes but they looked almost exactly like the actual people (especially Tupac).

The film takes an emotional turn during and after their tour when Dr. Dre hears some news about his brother. You really feel a connection with these characters as the movie goes on, they treat each other like brothers. Soon after N.W.A. fell apart, Dre departs and goes to Death Row Records where he meets Snoop Dogg and Tupac.

Eazy-E made his own music with his label but realised that he made a mistake by letting his friends go, Ice Cube also made his own music because he didn’t like Eazy-E’s label (that wasn’t paying him for the lyrics he was writing for the group). Dre realizes that Death Row Records is not how it was when he started making music there, his manager Suge beats up Eazy-E and had dog fights while Dre was making his music. During the final hour N.W.A. reunites, but is cut short when Eazy-E is diagnosed with HIV and goes into a coma, having Dre leave DRR to start his own label, Aftermath. Eazy-E dies while in a coma, the movie showed real news reports of the Compton riots and of Eazy-E. The movie gives a tribute to Eazy-E while the credits role. Overall this movie was really good and nailed the story of N.W.A. This movie deserves a 9/10 for how good it truly was and for telling a great true story. Straight Outta Compton has been out for a few weeks but is the one of highest grossing films ever, breaking box offices records. Many critics agree that Straight Outta Compton was and still is the movie to see this year.  A sequel is being made and is supposed to tell the story of Snoop Dogg and Tupac and how they came to be.

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