Eminem killed it! Part of me wants to leave the review as such, but I know there are a few fickle individuals out there that need a little more incentive than three words to know why he killed it.
This movie is set in Detroit and it stars Eminem and several other familiar faces such as Brittany Murphy-(now deceased) in the story of a young man at the crossroads of life. He’s torn between working an average 40+ hour work week and achieving his dreams to become a full time wordsmith. The lead character Jimmy Smith is surrounded with a group of peers that talk about a lot of big ideas, but never put any action behind their words. Does this sound familiar to any of you? As Jimmy, tries to find his way to rap stardom he experiences betrayal and
disappointment with sparse traces of happiness. Can you identify with this character yet?
The movie has several gratuitous Eminem scenes of raw freestyles and on-point lyrics to keep the most lyric thirsty fan happy and still goes deeper than that. The dynamic between Jimmy and his mother is not unlike relationships a lot of you men have with their mothers today when the father is absent from the home. I feel that’s one of the reasons that this film is so widely accepted because of the “realness and sincerity” in the film.
Being that this movie has been out for awhile, I don’t mind talking about one of my favorite scenes. At some point in the movie, Eminem, I mean Jimmy finds his voice on stage and literally rips his opponents to shreds in a wonderful cascade of verbs, adjectives and nouns. Eminem as a lyricist is definitely in a class of his own with the manner in which he delivers words that spark intense imagery and raw energy.
At the time I watched this movie, I was deep into writing and producing music of my own. So it was "Inevitable" that I free-styled all the way back to the lab. I was hyped beyond belief, this movie came at a great time in my life and hopefully it will to yours. Enjoy