Entertainment Straight Outta Compton. Good movie or no?

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Eclipse754, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. Eclipse754

    Eclipse754 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    12,168
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Messages:
    3,296
    Likes Received:
    6,955
    I just watched it this week. I am an old codger who never really listened to Gangsta during it's heyday, but appreciates it's influence on today's music. I liked the story and appreciated it for what it was. The "FTP" song seemed to be the key element of the story. I get the aignst of the crew as told in the movie. The violence of Shugg Knight against Easy was maybe downplayed a lot, as was how easily Dre walked away from Death Row? I don't know? I am curious how folks who really dug that scene received the movie.
     
    Xent likes this.
  2. Gitfiddle

    Gitfiddle Live Deliciously

    Reputations:
    9
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2012
    Messages:
    31,614
    Likes Received:
    26,997
    No. Overhyped, unfocused. Only given praise because it's racist not to.
     
    quitefrankly likes this.
  3. Calloused Shins

    Calloused Shins Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    24,150
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2014
    Messages:
    8,247
    Likes Received:
    14,254
    It was awesome. But ya, I'd say they made them all a little "softer" than they were in real life. Very good movie non the less
     
    Eclipse754 and MilkyDischarge like this.
  4. MilkyDischarge

    MilkyDischarge Proud Schtick POTY 2016 Gold

    Reputations:
    58,981
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2013
    Messages:
    14,639
    Likes Received:
    26,416
    Good, fun flick. I grew up with the E and NWA and knew their story well. As a fun movie, it delivers. Is it Oscar material or a cinema statement? No.
     
    Xent and ScottBaiosPenis like this.
  5. Mojopin

    Mojopin Resplendent in his frock

    Reputations:
    1,282
    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2010
    Messages:
    22,578
    Likes Received:
    24,505
    Good movie. Not great.

    Definitely not Oscar worthy.
     
  6. Devil's Backbone

    Devil's Backbone Security Advisor - Larry Inc. Gold

    Reputations:
    44,336
    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2015
    Messages:
    9,349
    Likes Received:
    38,979
    The only N.W.A. that matters
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Fred Derp

    Fred Derp Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    323
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2015
    Messages:
    529
    Likes Received:
    1,314
    Some movies are well made and keep interest the whole time. This was one of those movies.
     
    blckknight60 and Eclipse754 like this.
  8. Bobbowl

    Bobbowl Eating weights and lifting steaks Gold

    Reputations:
    37,107
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2015
    Messages:
    3,094
    Likes Received:
    8,173
    :giggle: i second that! WOOOOOOO!
     
    Limo Wreck and Devil's Backbone like this.
  9. Eclipse754

    Eclipse754 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    12,168
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Messages:
    3,296
    Likes Received:
    6,955
    I respect the makers for making a movie that would divide audiences. I would have never given a second thought to it now had it not been made. I just posted to get a perspective.
     
  10. JesusTwinsBiggestFan

    JesusTwinsBiggestFan Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2015
    Messages:
    2,034
    Likes Received:
    4,340
    I want to see it but I'm afraid of all the mellow dramatic bullshit I know I will have to sit thru
     
    Benjamen likes this.
  11. blckknight60

    blckknight60 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    2,502
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2014
    Messages:
    3,390
    Likes Received:
    4,257
    you are dumb
     
  12. Shivvy

    Shivvy Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    95,509
    Joined:
    May 23, 2011
    Messages:
    136,139
    Likes Received:
    62,522
    Loved the movie. You have to keep in mind that the story is being told from Dre and Ice Cubes point of views.
     
    ScottBaiosPenis likes this.
  13. Shortwave98

    Shortwave98 A-Number 1 Banned User

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2013
    Messages:
    31,231
    Likes Received:
    31,970
    I knew you'd like it. You have no taste what so ever.
     
  14. Gitfiddle

    Gitfiddle Live Deliciously

    Reputations:
    9
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2012
    Messages:
    31,614
    Likes Received:
    26,997
    Thanks, retard.
     
  15. Shivvy

    Shivvy Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    95,509
    Joined:
    May 23, 2011
    Messages:
    136,139
    Likes Received:
    62,522

    This
     
  16. Shortwave98

    Shortwave98 A-Number 1 Banned User

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2013
    Messages:
    31,231
    Likes Received:
    31,970
    Not gonna watch a stupid fucking movie about stupid fucking rappers.
     
    Outoftune and bobp like this.
  17. Walygatr

    Walygatr Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    38,393
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    10,017
    Likes Received:
    28,389
    I quit listening after the Sugar Hill Gang.
     
  18. Eclipse754

    Eclipse754 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    12,168
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Messages:
    3,296
    Likes Received:
    6,955
    So it's not a real perspective then? This is what I'm trying to get to. I saw the Rodney King trial, and its results. and Ice Cube's trasformation into "Barbershop" and "Family Vacation".
     
  19. Gitfiddle

    Gitfiddle Live Deliciously

    Reputations:
    9
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2012
    Messages:
    31,614
    Likes Received:
    26,997
    It's just not a good movie. They accuse the manager of some kind of wrongdoing but they don't even explain what. How the guy is suing them for libel/slander.

    The Biggie movie was a better film.
     
  20. Eclipse754

    Eclipse754 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    12,168
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Messages:
    3,296
    Likes Received:
    6,955
    Which one is this. I am trying to understand without getting into the Tupac/Biggie thing without getting into that mess. Or is it even possible. Can one even try to understand a movie about hip hop without going there?