The movie Straight Outta Compton has been out for a couple weeks now and critics are still 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 during one of the most dangerous times in Compton.
The biographical drama is about the rise and fall of the famous hip-hop group made up 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 that was released in 1988.
F. Gary Gray directs Straight Outta Compton and Dr. Dre and Ice Cube executive produce the film. The characters of Suge Knight, Warren G, Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur also make appearances. The actors do a really good job portraying the rappers 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 he looks just like him.
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.
I have not heard any negative feedback about the movie. I have even heard that Straight Outta Compton could very well be one of the best movies of the year. The movie is definitely entertaining and leaves the audience wanting to know more about the lives of former members of N.W.A. It would be cool if more movies came out about the lives of the members after the fall of one of the most famous hip-hop groups.