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Gangsta Rap – The Glockumentary (Comedy/THINKFilm/Image)


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: D     Feature: D



Some comedies just don’t work and when they come too late to mock and spoof what they think they are, it is worse.  Coke Daniels’ Gangsta Rap – The Glockumentary (2007) is more years late in spoofing the music cycle than Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs was in sending-up Star Wars, but with nothing funny about it whatsoever.  Compare to any early episode of In Living Color doing the same thing or hear either Chris Rock or D.L. Hughley talking about it and you know you’ve been suckered!


Running only 78 minutes, but seeming longer than a murder case that runs on for months, this “project” does not begin to know how to be “down” with anything and the dialogue is almost laughable if we had not already heard all in insults and other stupidities that are phonier than Armstrong Williams pretending to be just a talk show host when he was secretly being paid-off by the Bush White House to push their policies.


But at least Williams had something to say, while this mess offers nothing.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image is illicitly marked on the back of the case as 2.35 x 1 as if this were some kind of major feature film, when it is shot in “broke ass” digital video with almost enough motion blur to lower the rating.  It is very badly recorded throughout with camerawork so bad it could not have worked in a Grandmaster Flash video back in 1979!  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo is loud, rough and unbalanced, so be careful of how loud you play this.  Extras include deleted scenes, trailers and a lame Music Video.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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