Not too long ago, I wrote a piece about how annoying you guys were in your conquest to defame legendary, Black ass, crazy ass filmmaker Spike Lee. I, like many others, love and respect Spike as a man, and as an artist. And also like many of you, over the weekend, I went to see his latest work- the much anticipated and highly controversial film, Chi-Raq. And yes-I was highly disappointed.
I wanna start off by saying, “Good try Spike, but nah.”
You could’ve kept that. I mean, I get what you were trying to do here, but you completely missed the mark. And as much as it pains me to say this, after fighting tirelessly to defend your honor and your name-the movie sucked.
But in an attempt to make this less painful for you and me, I’ll start with the good stuff.
1.The intro was incredibly powerful. Loved it.
2.Great job casting. Although some people scoffed at the idea of Nick Cannon as a gangster, he actually did a great job, and Teyonah Parris was EVERYTHING.
3.Of course, as always, great angles, great cinematography.
4.Overall, it was a great message. You hit on gun violence in Chicago, you highlighted the pain associated with this kind of ongoing violence, you talked about police brutality, and you made it clear that the power lies within the people of Chicago to help put an end to gun violence. All points that needed to be touched on.
5.Dave Chappelle. Brilliant.
That’s all I got.
Now on to the things that you should have absolutely left out of this film.
1.The rhyming. It was horrible. Unbearable at times. Why did you do it?
2.The “sex down” at the end. WTF was that, Spike?
3.Wesley Snipe’s character’s annoying ass speech impediment. We didn’t need it.
4.Samuel Jackson. Love him. Wasn’t necessary. Like, at all.
5.The excessive use of the word “pussy.” No thanks.
6.It was soooo unrealistic. Like, I don’t think you even tried to make it believable. It was bad. Really, really bad. I rolled my eyes SO hard, SO many times.
So here’s what I need you to do Spike-I need you to speak out, and I need you to apologize. I need you to say, “I f*cked up.” Yep. That’s the only way we can get out of this one, Spike. Trust me. Otherwise, I don’t know if we’ll be able to bounce back.
A loyal fan