Yesterday, Straight Outta Compton debuted in theaters nationwide. Given the multi-million dollar hype that went into promoting this long-anticipated N.W.A biopic, and given that its release inspired Dr. Dre to drop his first solo album in sixteen years, we expected that Twitter would have a lot to say about the film. Fortunately, Twitter delivered in ways that only Twitter can—with hyperbolic praise, grainy memes, and emojis.
Everyone seems to agree that Straight Outta Compton exceeds earlier expectations, with hip-hop fans having previously feared that the project would be Notorious all over again. Thankfully, that's far from the case. Early viewers of Straight Outta Compton are already campaigning for Jason Mitchell's nomination for an Oscar on the strength of his portrayal of the late Eazy-E.
Let's recap these early fan reviews, below.
Justin Charity is a staff writer for Complex. Follow him @BrotherNumpsa.
I just saw "Straight Out Of Compton" & all I can say is WOW!!!! The movie is unbelievable people....You have to see this film— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) August 14, 2015
Someone just saw straight outta Compton https://t.co/8d3CvrbBBc— Prince of the City (@ThirdiiiJet___) August 15, 2015
Saw "Straight Outta Compton" last night Super Ill Film like Rap Avengers but there was like no lie 20 Cops at the Theater smh— Rob Barnes (@Greycious) August 15, 2015
I saw Straight Outta Compton and now I wanna be a rapper, but I don't think I'll be allowed to Bc I cried like a baby at the end 😢— Jordyn☻ (@EskueJordyn) August 15, 2015
Only thing missing from Straight Outta Compton was the opportunity where I got to light up a blunt in the theater— Mark Ruffle-a-hoe (@handsumdevil) August 15, 2015
Not only was the movie theater packed for Straight Outta Compton, but it smelled like straight weed 😐— Viviana Luevano (@vivianaluevano4) August 15, 2015
How I felt walking out the theater after watching Straight Outta Compton pic.twitter.com/Kz5xrKekjH— Aldo Avila (@aldo_alexis14) August 15, 2015
Are history and the promotion of SAC reducing Ren to a peripheral role, when he basically carried NWA on his back, especially post-Cube?— kris ex (@fullmetallotus) August 15, 2015
Jason Mitchell deserves an Oscar nod for his fearless, jheri juice-splashed portrayal of Eazy E.— Alejandro NIGlesias (@AlejandroDaGr8) August 15, 2015
Rest Eazy🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/XXTuHMeV7o— LiveLoyal_DiePaid (@FastLifeeMills) August 15, 2015