Now for those of you who follow me on Twitter, you know that this review is going to be harsh. So let’s just jump right in.
Frankly, Lifetime’s biopic of Aaliyah was pure SH*T. It honestly saddens me to say that because an artist like her deserves so much more than a half-assed TV movie. This “movie” did her NO justice. So let’s begin with casting…
Whoever did the casting for this is on some heavy drugs. Visually, I can SLIGHTLY see why they would pick Alexandra Shipp. If we’re talking vocals, they should’ve stuck with Zendaya – but then again it was her choice to drop out. Zendaya even took the liberty of throwing some shade while the movie aired. She tweeted “KARMA” while the movie playing – shots fired! Yet, I don’t think she would’ve made much of a difference in the movie’s quality anyway. Moving on to the rest of the casting.. point blank it was as if a blind person was in charge of casting. I only recognized 2 other actors who have played roles in the TV show Degrassi.
Besides casting, this movie was just stupid. I didn’t feel emotional and sure I may not be the most emotional person in a room but still. A movie based on an artist that you LOVE should make you feel something. I’m just offended at how bad this movie is. The executive producer, Wendy Williams, should be ashamed for even helping put this out. She stated, “Lifetime needed to tell this story correctly”. Well hate to break it to you, but you didn’t help much. The movie is still crap. The main reason why this movie was so God awful is because her family wasn’t apart of it. So why make a movie when her own family isn’t having it? MAJOR FAIL. Karma? BITCH YOU GUESSED IT!
I sincerely hope that one day her family decides to do an actual biopic based on her life on the BIG SCREEN. That is what she deserves! She deserves something just as amazing as the Selena movie. That movie hands down is the best biopic of all time. Why? Because her family was involved and everything was on point! Lifetime needs to stop making these crappy biopics. Just stick to crime based and life lesson movies, please! I can’t even imagine how bad the Whitney Houston biopic will be. Sorry Aaliyah for this pitiful movie! xx
Check out some hilarious reactions of the movie here.