When compared to other movies based around popular music stars like “Glitter”,”Crossroads” and “Cool as Ice” it’s easy to shine.
The Screen Junkies team has done their honest take on some of the most popular movies and TV shows of our time including “Game of Thrones”, “Frozen”, “Titanic” and dozens of others. Their latest creation focuses on Marshall “Eminem” Mathers’ 2002 feature film debut in “8 Mile”. The film is loosely based on his life growing up in Detroit and getting his big break as a rap artist.
Being roasted by the Honest Trailer team is a sign that you’ve made it to the Zeitgeist of popular cinema. Jon Bailey lends his amazing big movie voice acting to this trailer breaking down the movie’s basic themes, biggest triumphs, failures and quirks.
“… watch Eminem, of all people, do a respectful understated job in the story of a man struggling against a world who judges him based on the color of his skin,” said Bailey in the trailer.
“It’s kinda like Rosa Parks in reverse,” he quipped.
One would assume that life in Detroit isn’t full of impromptu rap battles, but of course it’s a trend in “8 Mile”. Rabbit, played by Eminem gets plenty of chances to show his stuff, but the standout song from the soundtrack “Lose Yourself” says otherwise.
One shot, two shots “… technically he has like 52 shots a year since I’m pretty sure they actually have that rap battle every weekend,” the voice-over theorizes.
Okay, they might have a point on the weird focus on getting rides, but it is the “Motor City”. We are kind of known for cars and getting anywhere in Detroit without one is pretty much impossible. Have you been here in the winter? Yikes.