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Straight Outta Compton Review

Tale of Rise and Fall of N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton Review

Straight Outta Compton is an American movie, which is about the hip hop group of Compton, California, N.W.A. Movie is directed by F. Gary Gray. The title of the movie is taken from this group’s first album. It is produced by members of this group Ice Cage, Dr. Dre and widow of Eazy-E, Tomica Woods Wright.

The movie was released in august 2015, and has grossed more than 142 million dollars.

• Theme:

This movie is based on the group NWA, which had Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, DJ Yella and MC Ren. They all start their career from a basic album, and then their potential is judged by a producer, and they are offered resources to make their debut album. After their debut album Straight Outta Compton, they go for world tour and after that differences and misunderstandings start to occur. Later this movie depicts the rise and fall of careers of members and their group, eventually.

• Shooting:

Major shooting had been done in Compton itself. Later on the other scenes were taken in studio in Hollywood. There were some violent incidents also during the shoot, which tried to create problems, but the shooting went on.

• Critical reviews:

Straight Outta Compton received positive response from critics as well as audiences. Its rating is somewhere about 7.5/10. The director’s work is brilliant and the filming had been done very realistically. The scenes and incidents have been made perfect. Overall the movie is worth watching and it portrays the story of NWA very well. The market report is also positive as the movie grossed over 142 million dollars worldwide. The movie is appreciated by various segments of Hollywood, and is still fetching more fame.

• Accuracy issues:

Some of the real life characters of this movie’s theme have raised their questions against accuracy. MC Ren has objected over his role-play in the movie. He says that this movie cannot be made without my character and I am not satisfied with the depiction of my role-play. However later he appreciated the film makers for their brilliant work

Alonzo Williams had also raised question over accuracy of some parts of the movie, related to Dr. Dre’s imprisonment and also the use of some tracks.

Some major parts are also missing from the movie like Dr. Dre’s abusive behavior towards women. This issue had been raised by his former girlfriend. She says that Dr. Dre used to hurt women he was in relation with. 

• Further:

It is expected that Straight Outta Compton can have a possible sequel, featuring the lives of Snoop Dog, Tupac Shakur and other west coast rappers.