— Shirley Ju (@shirju) June 16, 2017
Finally. The day has fucking arrived. All Eyez On Me, the long-awaited Tupac biopic is finally hitting theaters. The hype for this movie was one I’ve never seen before. It’s fucking Tupac. The legend. The OG of West Coast Hip Hop. I don’t even think legend does his name justice. Tupac changed rap for the better.
Special thanks to the ultimate plug, Darron. He runs shit out here. We attended the 7:30pm screening at AMC Burbank 16. We were welcomed with a swarm of people and even saw the Power 106 fam. I guess they were hosting another theater. So much going on lmao. Shout out to my babygirl Noor for being a date. She’s the absolute sweetest and I had no idea how to Boomerang. The lighting was fire though lmao.
I had no idea my whole DX squad was out here. That was a pleasant surprise. Literally, everyone on the team was here. Even the owner, Tommy. And my boss was seeing it for the second night in a row lmao. That shit was 2.5 hours. Props to him. I couldn’t do it. We literally walk into the theater and there’s an entire row reserved for us. Halla. Front and center.
Now. The actual film. Fam. Idk. Lmao. I honestly think I was peer pressured by everyone who said it was good and loved it. But if I’m being real, I’m super torn. Right when the movie got out, there were people taking surveys and getting our reactions. I literally told them “I’m confused” lmao. I really don’t want to sway anyone’s opinion’s so if you’re reading this, I highly encourage you to go see for yourself. You should regardless, for the culture. It’s fucking Tupac.
I’ve had many run-ins with Demetrius Shipp Jr. and he’s always just so timid. I will say they couldn’t have picked a closer resemblance. He literally looks like Tupac in the film. Abs and all. It’s so crazy how much this movie probably changed his life. Side note. Tupac is fine as hell lmao. As the movie went on, he just made me fall in love with the legacy of Tupac more and more.
My hesitation with this film is that it was a bit cheesy. But they did with what they could. I usually get a lot of backlash for “liking everything,” so this is actually a pivotal moment. I didn’t like who they picked to play the most important roles in the movie, such as Biggie and Snoop Dogg. Snoop’s character was straight wildin’. Our theater was busting up man.
Also, as long as the film was, I get they couldn’t fit ALL of Tupac’s life. Just the most important pieces. But I didn’t feel they shed enough light on the realness of his life on the streets and the things he went through. The scenes with his mother, Afeni Shakur, were fire though. Shouts out to that actress. She slayed.
Also totally was not aware of how close Tupac and Jada Pinkett were. They shed light on that early on. That tripped me tf out, the fact that she’s now married to Will Smith. WTF. Lmao. What else can I talk about….oh yeah. Noor’s favorite person: Suge Knight. he’s terrifying to me lmao. He really freaks me out. Even his character in the film was intimidating.
The man is behind bars for running someone over. Come on. Yeezus. Death Row Records scares me lmao. The film was kind of long. Everyone was fidgeting in their seats towards the end. Or maybe it was just me lmao. Idk you guys. Idk how I feel about this film. Enlighten me with your thoughts.