BODIED [ 2017 ], directed by #josephkahn .
Raw & untamed, deep inside look at the world of underground rap battles in all its “beauty”, as ironic as it sounds.
It’s the story of a young grad student named Adam (#calumworthy ), who’s interest in battle rap as a thesis subject slowly turns into an obsession, especially after he discovers a talant for it in himself.
There is no glamour, smooth corners or embellishment in this subculture. It’s the representation of desperation of people pushed over the edge. Just like it is for myself, a vivid follower of #russianbattlerap for quite some time, this movie, like no other is a hardcore guided tour for people who are not familiar with all these negative experiences that people from still oppressed classes face every day. This film is an expression of that side of story that is kept hidden from public eye most of the time. As if we’re not supposed to see what’s happening. Racism is one of those things that is so ignorantly overlooked. Those who go up against racism are not seeing themselves being just as racist & blind to those problems they never face personally.
Cultural clash in this movie is something very well pointed out. A typical nerd hopping a gangsta train, & that odd metaphor is deeper than you might think. Sexism & racism are brought up into the light, & will make you uncomfortable if you’re a sensitive pussy, not willing to accept what is really happening, choosing to close eyes & ears on those problems.
Production of this movie is excellent. Everything is as realistic as it can get (maybe #freestyles were little bit too good). Acting performances, especially #dizaster , who was just awesome, are top-notch. The fact that #eminem himself is the producer explains why such in-depth movie is accurate. He is no stranger to that world & knows the bitch inside out.
Overall, this is a decent drama, which erases a happy ending stereotype, delivers serious message & shows human nature from every angle of hate.
It is one movie worth seeing! The score is no less than 8/10.
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