The Great Hip Hop Hoax is a documentary that was recently aired on BBC4's Storyville series. It tells the true story of two Scottish rappers who found the only way they could be taken seriously was to pretend to be from California.
It all seemed a bit silly beforehand. A friend of mine had recommended it recently and as it was still available on iPlayer, I decided to give it a chance. In fairness, it was quite silly with its…
I'd been meaning to watch this for a while, even though someone had already spoilt the ending for me.
I thought it started out interesting enough. The POV camera style really made you feel complicit in some of Elijah Wood's quite despicable actions, putting you in the position of being his voiceless conscience, almost. It never really felt like a camera man walking around killing women, you still managed to get a sense of the character of Wood, even if…
Wow what a revelation. Apparently black people can be racist of white people, white people can be racist of black people, black people can be racist of black people, black people can be racist of hispanic people, white people can be racist of middle-eastern people, middle eastern people can be racist of hispanic people, hispanic people are nice, white people can't be racist of white people.
Those same black people can be nice to white people, those white people…
I kind of thought it would be a mindless action film where Sly goes around killing the bad guys in the jungle with his machine gun and that's about it. Like Predator, I guess, just without the Predator.
I was wrong. It's excellent. I found it very entertaining, and also quite sad. Sure, Rambo is this bad-ass, super elite soldier who can kill a man practically by looking at him with his wonky face, but I never realised there was…