Release: June 16, 2017 | Runtime: 137 minutes | Rated: R
Ashley Kethley's Review.
It's weird because I remember when 2Pac was alive, and I remember when he died. Seeing it on the big screen makes it seem like so long ago. I actually felt sad that there are people alive who grew up in a world without him. I wonder what he would think today, about the way the world is and how he would feel about his legacy.
This movie stars Demetrius Shipp Jr. Who Plays the lead role of Tupac Shakur, at times his acting fell flat - it looked like he had no expression at all. But as the movie progressed and he was on stage, and in the studio I was like damn - he even moves like Tupac. I was really impressed with Danai Gurira who plays Tupac's mother, Afeni. Her expressions and the way she delivered her lines was just captivating.
I learned a lot about Tupac that I didn't know, I felt invested in the story and of course the music was executed perfectly. I liked the way they used each song and even took time to show some of his concerts and how songs were made in the studio. This was a long movie and at times it did feel long but I wasn't bored or wishing for it to be over.
Warning: you might drive home blasting Tupac on your stereo and spend hours reading theories about how he is still alive and absolutely obsess about every part of his life... I'm just saying, it's not like I did that or anything...
Rating: 3.5 out of 5