Snake Outta Compton (2018) (DVD REVIEW)
DIRECTED BY: Hank Braxtan
STARRING: Arielle Brachfeld, Eric Paul Erickson, Joston Theney
RATED: R/REGION: 1/WIDESCREEN/NUMBER OF DISCS: 1
AVAILABLE FROM Lionsgate Films
A young rap group is on the verge of signing its first record deal just as a giant, mutated snake threatens the city and the group’s dreams of commercial success.
Snake Out of Compton is like a half-parody film if you like that sort of thing. They pretty much make fun of characters like Urkle, Denzel Washington in Training Day, and other such movies and unleash a giant CGI snake into the mix. You have a rap group trying to make it big in the most silliest way possible and along the way they have to deal with the snake, people they owe money, and friends doing dumb science stuff that may or may not give us snake zombies near the end. It’s a bit of a silly movie, I won’t deny that. But it is also a bit on the harmless side and still manages to be an okay watch as long as you don’t sit down expecting anything other than just silly stuff when you watch it. If you want to just pop some popcorn, give it a spin, and then forget it you should be okay for a one and done with this.
I won’t rag on this one too much for the bag CGI and stuff, because I really didn’t see this movie’s title with the cover and expect anything less than what I got. This does enough on its own not to be a full-on parody film like Don’t Be a Menace or Scary Movie, but I wonder if it wouldn’t have been better had it went all in on that front. As it is, it won’t kill anyone to give it a watch and you might even have a laugh or two with it, but it will probably also be forgettable once it comes to an end.
– Audio Commentary