All Eyez On Me Analysis

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There was a lot of pressure for the team of “All Eyez on Me” to deliver an accurate depiction of the life of rapper Tupac Shakur. How would audiences differentiate between the galvanic youth who quoted Shakespeare and the confounding figure convicted of sexual abuse and fatally shot at the age of 25? Could Demetrius Shipp Jr. carry the charisma and deliver the performance 2Pac fans have long waited for? Benny Boom’s fictionalized biopic is somewhat lackluster but definitely worth more than the 22 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. It is a movie lifted by the sympathetic performance of its lead actor and lyrics of its title character. A lot of fuss has been made about the facts, but “All Eyez” offers a pleasant portrayal of the man who was Tupac,…show more content…
In fact, one of the most memorable moments in the film comes when Pac is performing “Keep Ya Head Up” to a crowd of women singing, “And since we all came from a woman…got our name from a woman and our game from a woman…I wonder why we take from our women…Why we rape our women, do we hate our women?” The song was released around the same time he and two others were charged with sexual assault in 1993 (the film maintains his innocence). Nevertheless, Shipp Jr.’s performance, while sincere, misses the mark considering how writers tried to draw similarities between Tupac and Jesus Christ. By including his hit “Hail Mary” during a performance foreshadowing his death and playing “Ghetto Gospel” and “Perfect Peace” towards the end of the movie, Boom delivers a nice touch that could have been even more heartfelt had the events in Pac’s life been more dissected. Still, where the greatest hope lies in “All Eyez on Me” is the music. From beginning to end, Tupac’s songs are incorporated into the narrative with masterful precision and elegance-adding layers of depth to moments that fall short of inspired. This coupled with a few other elements reminds viewers of the man whose incomplete life eerily resembles his first biopic, confusing at times but definitely worth your

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