Viewing Jan '19 ///
A detailed look at the culture of rap battle that delivers more of a statement about the complexity of political correctness, as well as generation Z’s awareness of it, than a straight up what is right / what is wrong scenario. Joseph Kahn’s slick, kinetic filmmaking actively places the viewer inside the venue of whatever rap battle is happening (and there’s lots!), with camera movements that feel more like a head turn finding the action, than a static shot-reverse-shot conversational approach. This film feels like it has got a lot to say, whilst also chocking it full of dark humour, and provides a highly entertaining two hours, also asking the viewer to be an active part of the conversation.