All Eyez On Me.

No spoilers please!  Um, how can you have a spoiler to a movie when you already know the story lol.

So we finally went to see All Eyez On Me and I’ll just say that it was good. On one hand, if you loved Pac, you’ll like the movie. On the other hand, if you loved Pac, you might not like the movie. Let me explain. I’ve been reading up on some reviews from critics and fans alike saying how the movie didn’t live up to the hype or how it wasn’t truthful.  This movie is not a autobiographical film, its just a story about Tupac life. For that reason, there are fictional characters and scenes in the movie that didn’t happen.

The casting wasn’t too bad.  maxresdefault Demetrius Shipp Jr really did look like Pac with the exception of one thing…his damn right eyelid lol. It drops down too much, but besides that one fault, he was perfect for it. Danai Gurira did an outstanding job portraying Afeni Shakur.  I seriously hopes that she get an award for her performance, and no, not a BET award.  One casting call that did piss me off was the casting of Dr Dre.  Whoever chose Harold House Moore is an idiot. Why they didn’t ask Corey Hawkins to play the part is beside me. Harold looked more like T.I. than Dre. I guess while were on the topic of casting, I also wish they would have used R. Marcus Taylor as Suge Knight instead of Dominic Santana.  Speaking of Dominic, there is one rapper that I would like to see him play is Big Pun. He looks just like him.

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Besides Rocky Horror Picture Show, this is the only other movie that i can recall being at where everyone was singing along with the movie.  There is one story that I wish they would have included in the move and that is the story of Janet Jackson wanting Pac to get a HIV test prior to their romance scene in Poetic Justice. 

This Sept., it will be 21 years since his passing.  For those of us who were teens or young adults in the 90s, he was our generations Elvis.  I remember begging my mom outside of Best Buy for her to buy me “Me Against The World” because the dick working wouldn’t sell me the tape because of the Parental Advisory sticker on it. She ended up giving in and I was hooked.  I think i played “Keep Ya Head Up” and “Dear Momma” till the tape wore out. 

With Tupac, his music is still relevant today.  You can take “Changes” and put it as a soundtrack to today’s events and you’d think Pac wrote it yesterday.  Some of the older generation may only see Pac by the negatives they’ve seen on TV.  But let’s look at the positives of a verse vs someone like Niki Minaj.

“I wonder why we take from our women, why we rape our women, do we hate our women? I think its time to kill for our women. Time to heal our women, be real to our women.”- Tupac “You a stupid hoe, you a, you a stupid hoe, you a stupid hoe, you a stupid hoe, you a stupid hoe (yeah), you a, you a stupid hoe…”- Nicki Minaj

The positive thing about music is that no matter how long an artist has passed, we will always have Bowie, Tupac, Sinatra, Elvis, Selena, Whitney, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10/16/2014 (2)

Another older post i did from another blog back on 7-8-12

I was driving past a group of school students today and it occurred to me how screwed up our society is.  Our generation (X)  is to blame..why?  Lets think about this.   14 years ago i graduated high school.  Our generation started the baggy pants hangin off our ass look.  We had the “gangster” movies, such as Menace to Society, Boyz  in the Hood, Colors, Reservoir Dogs, south central…etc.  NWA was saying ” Fuck the Police”  We heard Ice T scream ” Cop Killer”.  Who, ironically played a cop on NBC.  Ice Cube was  preaching “I didnt even have to use my A-K, Today was a good day”.  Now he stars in Disney movies. Tupac and Snoop said ” aint  nothin but a gangsta party” .  Tupac is dead and Snoop sold out.  Rap music hasn’t changed in the past 14 years….its the same shit just recycled.  You can rap about ass, titties, bitches and what not for only so long. The internet was just getting started.  If we needed to look up something for school we had to go to the library and get a book. There are people i know today who i graduated with that still do drugs…still fuck around.  When is it time to grow up.  Those 9, 10, 11 year olds i saw today are carbon copies of who we were 14 years ago.  Only now its our fault they cant write, read, or talk properly.  Its ask, not ax.  Its there, not thurr.  I know that i don’t always use proper English or that i might use slang in my writings.  But when i am around kids, i do use proper English.  When did our generation get lazy with raising kids?  Growing up, if someones mom came out yelling you knew damn well every one of us was going to get yelled at.  Not today though. Parents think their kids can do no wrong.  Not my baby, he/she knows better.  yada yada yada.  Its like we want the schools to babysit the students but when it comes time for the schools to be the “parent” and discipline the students, all hell brakes loose.  Schools can’t give out Ds or Fs cause it will make the kid feel stupid…no shit, thats the point.  Its letting you know you need to buckle down.  Cant play tag at recess cause you’re not suppose to touch someone without their permission.  All kids get an award in sports even if they lose..cant ruin their self esteem.  All we are doing is setting  our kids up for failure when they reach society and realize they are stupid and they are not always going to get praised for coming in second.  These are the same kids who are going to end up shooting up people.  We need to stop making excuses for this generation.  If they can sit in front of xbox 360 for 8 hours straight with no problems yet their  A.D.D. kicks in during their 8 hours at school, all they are doing is playing you for a fool.    Our country was built on the strength of each generation learning from the prior’s mistakes, and building off of it.  Thant’s not the case anymore.  These kids today are going to be the ones that we are going to have to rely on to care for us when we become seniors.  To be honest, thats scary.