ALL EYES ON ME Blu-ray Review
Newcomer, Demetrius Shipp, Jr. stars as the legendary Tupac Shakur in this powerful, true, and untold story of the rapper, actor, poet, and activist- from his early days in New York City to his evolution into a cultural icon whose legacy continues to grow long after his untimely death at the age of twenty-five.
Directed By: Benny Boom
Written By: Jeremy Haft, Eddie Gonzalez, & Steven Bagatourian
Starring: Demetrius Shipp Jr. (Tupac), Danai Gurira (Afeni Shakur), Kat Graham (Jada Pinkett), Hill Harper (Interviewer), Annie Ilonzeh (Kidada Jones), Lauren Cohan (Leila Steinberg), Keith Robinson (Atron), Jamal Woolard (Biggie), Dominic L. Santana (Suge Knight), Cory Hardrict (Nigel), and more.
Genre: Biography, Drama, & Music
Runtime: Approx. 140 minutes
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Subtitles: English SDH & Spanish
Legends Never Die: The Making of All Eyez on Me
All Eyez on Me Conversations
Demetrius Shipp, Jr. Audition
I give the All Eyez on Me Blu-ray a B+.
I’m not a big fan of Rap or Hip-Hop music but I do like to see films that tell a story of who the artist is and what struggles they went through.
Throughout the film, I was always wondering how Tupac ended up with the wrong crowd. He was such a talented, smart, and motivated person. He didn’t let things stop him. He knew he was better than what people thought he was. He didn’t let the stigmatism of Rap/Hip-Hop music stop him from being on top.
The only thing I didn’t like about the blu-ray was that every scene that involved music was super loud. I had to keep turning the volume down but when it came to scenes that involved talking, I couldn’t hear them (it could have been something on my TV that wasn’t set right). The bad language they used was a little overboard (which makes this not a family film) but, I did enjoy the film. There were a few familiar faces from The Walking Dead (Lauren Cohen andDanai Gurira) and I couldn’t believe the uncanny resemblance that Demetrius Shipp, Jr. had to Tupac. He looked just like him. It was incredible.
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