Wednesday, April 20, 2005

A View at the Movies: State Property 2

I know this is becoming the movie review corner, but I also saw State Property 2. This is the sequel to State Property. State Property concerns a gang war between Beans(played by rapper Beanie Siegel) and Dame Dash (played by Dame Dash, record label head). It ends with Beans being imprisoned. The movie was horrible and cheesy. However, it was so cheesy it was hilarious. State property 2 triples the stupidity with sped-up scenes ala Three Stooges and several more rappers. Beans tries to get out of prison and befriends Freeway(played by rapper Freeway) and El Pollo Loco (played by rapper "Nore" Santiago). Beans gets out and gets wrapped up in a plot by the mysterious crimelord La Plaga that pits Beans' crew against Dames' Crew and El Pollo Loco's crew. Nore as El Pollo Loco is hilarious, especially his slang. Look for cameos from Mariah Carey, up-and-coming singer Nicole Wray, Rap groups The Young Guns and Oschino and Sparks, Cam'ron and the Diplomats, Kanye West, and hardcore rap group MOP. Again, it's cheesy. I would tell most people to wait for it on video and let it be the third movie on a "Buy two and the third one is free" coupon at Blockbusters. In spite of its cheesiness, I laughed. Honesty, though, the film is crappy. I give it two jailhouse blades, or shanks. Rap fans looking to see their favorite rappers in respectable roles should stick to films Ice Cube, Mos Def, and Will Smith, the few rappers-turned-actors that are watchable. Be easy.


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