Straight Outta Compton has been out for a week critics are raving about the film. The movie takes viewers on a journey of how the hip-hop group N.W.A took the music world by storm and changed music forever.
The biographical drama is about the rise and fall of the hip-hop group made of Dr. Dre, Easy-E, Ice Cube, MC Ren and DJ Yella from Compton, California. The title of the movie comes from the title of N.W.A.’s debut album from 1988.
F. Gary Gray directs Straight Outta Compton and Dr. Dre and Ice Cube executive produce the film. With Dr. Dre and Ice Cube being involved in the production of the film, it is pretty accurate. The characters of Suge Knight, Warren G, Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur also make appearances. The actors do an awesome job portraying them and many critics say the acting is one of the best parts of the movie. Ice Cube’s son O’Shea Jackson, Jr. actually plays his father and does an amazing job.
Straight Outta Compton started development back in 2009. Due to casting delays, it caused the movie to be pushed back. The movie started filming in August of 2014, so it didn’t take them long to produce the movie since it was released just one year after filming started. And for how good the film is, that is pretty impressive.
Critics say the movie is enthralling and one of the most entertaining movies of the summer. That says a lot since a lot of blockbusters were released this summer. The only negative feedback I have heard is that the movie wasn’t long enough or part of a trilogy. I saw the movie and was extremely impressed and definitely say it is one of the best movies I have seen in a long time.