28 January 2018 | jburtonprod-802-759029
What is the Hate All About?
I just got done watching this movie on HBO and it had my attention through the entire thing. It was engaging, well acted and produced. I guess my expectations were not as high as other reviewers. I didn't expect angels to sing and have Tupac delivered unto me by Charlton Heston-like narration. I expected a biopic about a talented young artist who had a lot to offer who was killed when he was way too young. That's what this movie is about.
The movie doesn't romanticize Tupac and the lead actor looks and acts so much like him it's eerie. They show Tupac was in part responsible for sowing the seeds of his own death. I remember that time and there was an incredible amount of anger and hate in Rap music, the East Coast vs West Coast rivalry and with the gangs. When Tupac was killed a lot of people thought, well, that's the thug life. This movie shows that Tupac, despite his prison stay and public posturing, wasn't really about that life at all. He was an artist, who had incredible talent, sensitivity and range. This movie captures that.
I liked the movie and will watch it again. As for the haters I really don't know what they were expecting.