Teasers For The Tupac Movie Have Been Really Good. The Official Trailer Is GREAT (Video)
Tupac Shakur’s life story is coming to theaters in less than 10 weeks. The film, All Eyez On Me will chronicle the rise and fall of one of Hip-Hop’s immortal voices. The movie traces a timeline from ‘Pac’s impressionable childhood to his sudden, tragic death. Following several teasers, the June 16 film unveiled its official trailer today.
The Benny Boom-directed picture’s three-minute preview appears to cover so many pivotal moments in Shakur’s 25 years old life. Included in the montage of scenes, fans can see the early makings of Tupac, and the power of Black Panther members (including his mother Afeni and stepfather Mutulu) had upon his life. The film recreates the legendary setting where Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. rocked the same New York City stage in their time as friends. Intricacies of the two rappers’ relationship is explored, from a private conversation, to their eventual mid-1990s beef.
Based on the trailer, All Eyez also follows ‘Pac through surviving a 1994 Quad Studios shooting during his Thug Life days, and his subsequent legal battle. Shakur’s high profile incarceration is chronicled in the film, with a dramatic look at the kinds of conversations ‘Pac was having behind bars during his personal transformation in the mid-1990s, where the revolutionary themes in the man’s music gave way to some of his personal agendas (and others’) within the industry.
Songs from the All Eyez On Me double album including original mix of “California Love” and an apparent alternate mix of the title track are played. The wardrobe, settings, and crucial moments documented by photographs and referenced in later interviews appear strongly considered. This film drives at accuracy, based on the three minute preview.
Portrayals of Jada Pinkett-Smith, Snoop Dogg, Orlando Anderson (the man Shakur fought with inside the MGM Grand casino minutes before he was fatally shot), and the real-life C. Delores Tucker appear. Heads can also see, albeit briefly, E.D.I. from ‘Pac’s Outlawz appear in one clip. Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight, who was at Shakur’s side when he was fatally shot in Las Vegas, is also a key supporting character, per the trailer.
Tomorrow (April 7), Snoop Dogg will induct Tupac Shakur’s name into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.