Straight out of Compton


By: Celina Brown

Recently I went to see the movie Straight Outta Compton. Overall, it was a great movie.  It gave the history of a legendary rapping group.  Because the movie told about the lives of each member, it really allowed the public to understand more about the group.

The movie was based off of a group of behaviorally challenged teenagers who all lived in the projects of Compton, California in 1998.  The N.W.A. consisted of the following members: Ice Cube (O’Shea Jackson Jr.), Dr. Dre (Corey Hawkins), Eazy-E (Jason Michell), DJ Yella (Neil Brown Jr.), and MC Ren (Aldis Hodge).

When I watched this movie I was able to see how hard the actors had worked to prepare for this movie.  I feel as if every actor played their part well, and there wasn’t any bad acting that stood out to me.

I liked just about everything in this movie, however, what I didn’t like was the way it ended.  I would have liked to have seen more about what happened to the members after they left N.W.A..

The lesson I learned from this movie is that anything and everything is possible as long as you believe in yourself. Also, even the people closest to you can switch up on you.

This movie is rated R, so the main people that would like this movie would be an older crowd because they grew up in the time of N.W.A.. However, the younger crowd would also enjoy this movie because the younger generations generally love classic rap, but they need permission to see it.

This movie gets 5 stars!