Straight Outta Compton movie, a biopic of the American hig hop group Niggaz Wit Attitudes (N.W.A) composed of famous music icons such as Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, is steam-rolling into the box office with high profits and rave reviews.
Fans and interested movie-goers were treated with the unique view of the life of the group that spanned nearly a decade in the music scene, from the late 80?s until one of the rapper?s death in 1995, COS?reported. Songs from the Straight Outta Compton album such as ?F*ck tha Police? remains to be a powerful and relevant song especially with the death of Michael Brown last year which was caused by police brutality.
The movie which details the struggle of the NWA against police brutality and racism has topped the box office with $60.2 million, Variety reported. The Straight Outta Compton movie only cost $29 million to produce, outperforming Ant-Man ($57.2 million) and Mission Impossible Rogue Nation ($55.5 million) which both cost $125 million, Variety reported.
The success of the R-rated rap-to-riches story was credited to rave reviews from the media as it now sits at an average of 89?percent?on Rotten Tomatoes. ?Straight Outta Compton is a biopic that?s built to last, thanks to F. Gary Gray?s confident direction and engaging performances from a solid cast,? the Rotten Tomatoes critics consensus says.
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Another contributor to the film?s success are the police officers who openly protested against the release of the film, an ironic event as the film boldly depicts the NWA being maltreated by the Los Angeles Police, Inquisitr reported. This is reinforced by COS as they say the highlight of the film includes Gary sticking his camera in the face of racist officers.
The original group of N.W.A is composed of Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Eazy-E, MC Ren, and DJ Yella. Both Dr. Dre and Ice Cube are executive producers of this film.
Below is the plot per IMDB and the trailer of the movie:
In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels-armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent-stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today.