Eminem stars as Jesus Christ, King of the Jews, in a movie that’s all about being righteous. ::: Click here to read the full text.
Eminem is just eminem . i agree with pendeta, it isnt hard for him to play hisself. Eminem mad it big and alot of white ppl dont like it cause he brought thier kids to listen to rap. well if you dont like it dont buy them a stereo yes eminem says some pretty bad stuff but if you actually listen he is tellin his life not just talkin about girls and cars the movie is the same. Eminem used his talent yea there is some bad stuff in there too but look at the whole picture sincerly Josh
In no way should 8 mile be compared to the story of christ or the K.O.J. the film isnt about rightousness but about the american dream. the need to suceed at any cost. the need to to get passed what ever personal difficults people have in life and seek noting more then the dollar and a hope that your future generation doesnt have to go through what you have to suceed. this is the problem with american society and probably the rest of the western world as well. our parents had spent there whole lives struggling to survive which made them in to something that the modern generation can never have. exactly what that is i cant descride because i'm also part of the latest generation.any suggestions will warmly welcomed.
i think we all agree it isn't hard for eminem to play eminem...it is a classic man meets challenge..conquers challenge...the end
I'd just like to note that 8 Mile had almost the exact same structure as Prince's Purple Rain. Both movies begin in a club with two rival bands battling and end back in the club with the heroes conquering. Both Prince and Eminem have to overcome their own issues that stem from growing up in poor, broken homes. Both movies have shallow empty romances where the girls just appear out of nowhere and fall in love for no reason.
Prince is a lot more fun, though.
In the last year or so, Shelby Steele wrote a very insightful piece about why Enimem appeals to white middle class kids in the Wall Street Journal. See Shelby Steele, "Notes from the Hip-Hop Underground" in the WSJ online archives.
The point was essentially that the breakdown of middle class family culture produces alienation amongst many white suburban teenagers that is similar to that experienced by many urban African Americans, in form if not necessarily always in degree. Interesting piece.
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