The Coincidental Critic

Exploring the art of storytelling.

Straight Outta Compton: A Game Changer


Straight Outta Compton was gripping, engaging, and dark.  I was glued to the screen, watching everything unfold.

The casting was perfect.  Each actor was like a doppelgänger of the person they were playing.  How did the casting directors find so many skilled actors that perfectly resembled the people they were playing?

Straight Outta Compton ended with Easy E’s death from AIDS.  It was heartbreaking, but the filmmakers shared this story about the debilitating disease with respect and grace.  It was both emotional and informative.

Watching Straight Outta Compton gave me a greater respect for the artists of NWA and their work.  They were advocates for black youth.  They spoke of their hardships, voicing the prejudice and injustice of society.  This film couldn’t have come out at a better time. Their songs still resonate today.

Films like Straight Outta Compton are the kind of films we need to see coming out of Hollywood: stories about people who aren’t always represented.  Anyone can be a hero no matter who they are or where they come from.  Everyone’s story needs to be told.  It eliminates ignorance, allowing people to understand one another.

Straight Outta Compton was a fantastic film that was superbly executed.  I don’t understand how it only received one Oscar nomination.  It had the potential to be a Best Picture nominee.  #oscarssowhite

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