Bodied to Joseph Kahn | Review
Who hopes to return from the parts of 8 Mile, Curtis Hanson just because of the name Eminem, who dominates the poster and the context of the undergrowth, the underground rap battles, would do better to get the peace of mind or jump on another title: we are still in that world that is dark and dirty, degrading and dangerous, which, despite the cold and the night remembered very violent, and urban (but boiling and sudaticcio) L. A. Confidential (a masterpiece of Hanson), but with Bodied the director Joseph Kahn is pushed to the shores diametrically opposed.
The narrative realism is abandoned in favour of a western-style-satirical, with duels that resemble more those of Scott Pilgrim vs The World Edgar Wright that rawness to The Warriors of the Night that dominated the frames of the world of the film is semi-biographical, starring Eminem. Eminem that after the cameos in Funny People Jude Apatow (2009) and The Interview's Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (2014) started to produce, has already done it with good results in Southpaw – The Last Challenge of Antonie Fuqua and does it again with the film of Kahn, which is dramatic, funny and dazzling as a few other films in 2018.
Adam Merkin (Calum Worthy) is a big fan of hip-hop that he is writing a thesis on the poetical potentialities of the “word with the n”, and together with his girlfriend, Maya (Rory Uphold), he decides to attend a rap battle underground: here not only meet the legend of the road Behn Grym (Jackie Long), who will agree to help him to understand the subculture of rap music and freestyle, but will also learn to possess remarkable qualities in that same art that he has always admired, but never practiced.
Bodied is particularly intelligent as it exploits its subject of departure and the art of reference to reflect on the strength characteristic of the semantics, on the intrinsic power of the language and of the words and how true artists are able to bend that language, and especially its meanings, and its meaning according to the context. to the people who use to express themselves. Each of the characters is elected to represented a certain social class, or ethnic minority, and Kahn, through their dreams, their motivations and their actions get right into the minds of the spectators, analysing hypocrisy, and perbenismi any of the many communities that make up the social strata.
It is an idea of cinema that is precise and much more focused than that of the biopic rather cold on Freddy Mercury, Bohemian Rhapsody, and it is paradoxical to see a film so small and curated the double than the one of Bryan Singer. Well-calibrated level of pace and packaged in a flawless from the technical point of view, the film probably extends too (two hours, in addition to being excessive, are also unnecessary, especially considering that 8 Mile was about 110 minutes, a story intended to be more dramatic and therefore more exciting) but we are talking about quibbles from analysts that won't notch minimally on the show of pure entertainment that the film offers to its viewers.
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