|Genre:||Non-Musical Music Film|
|12.13.08||Netflix|| I remember Disorderlies, I remember Wild Style, I remember Beat Street, Breakin, Electric Boogaloo, and I even remember Tougher Than Leather (although I never saw it) but I don't remember this movie at all. So when I saw it mentioned in Planet B-Boy, I officially enqueued.|
It's pretty cool in a surprising/not surprising at all way that all these seminal hip hop acts are also very decent actors. Actually, Blair Underwood actually seems like the worst actor of the bunch, probably due to the fact that he's the only one playing someone else. Some aspects are kind of comfortingly hollywood fake-ass musical numbers with white boy extras pretending they have rhythm, but the pure performance footage as well as just seeing the real artists on the screen gives large portions of the movie a real authenticity.
It goes back to my comments on Planet B-Boy... it's so interesting to have such a huge cultural movement happen in the media age where we can still see the very real roots of it all. It's pretty cool.
The movie in itself is not a masterpiece. It was better than I thought it would be though.