Posted by Kim Lee
This unauthorized biography by New Line Home Entertainment covers the life of Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. The documentary describes 50 Cent’s expedition of dealing drugs at the corner of Jamaica and Queens, to boxing, to becoming a gangster rapper, and in the end a music industry icon.
I was a little disappointed to find out that 50 Cent did not participate in the making of this film as this was revealed during the introduction. The documentary is produced using a combination of still images, animation, video…clips, and real life interviews with 50 Cent’s family, friends, and artists in the music industry.
This DVD is presented in a format preserving the 1.85:1 aspect ratio of its theatrical exhibition. Unfortunately this was completely unnecessary as it was obvious there was little effort involved in producing a quality video. The colors looked faded, the rotating and moving images were horrible, and the 3D animation was poorly produced.
Surprisingly, this DVD is produced in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound which is nice. The dialog is clear and crisp and the music is loud and powerful generating strong low frequencies.
I would have been happy if there were some videos included as part of the special features but unfortunately the disc contains nothing more than unexciting and uninteresting special features. All you will find here are an Animation Gallery, a G-Unit Photo Shoot, the Theatrical Trailer, and “Making of” segments.
If you are a 50 Cent fan, be prepared to be disappointed. This is a very basic documentary with no exciting scenes including 50 Cent himself. As mentioned above, there is a disclaimer shown at the beginning of the disc which indicates that 50 Cent did not participate in the making of this film. This was extremely disappointing and therefore in my opinion loses all credibility. Having said that, if you are a true 50 Cent fan, you will still want to buy it and have it in your DVD collection
Special Features List
- Photo gallery