makaveil | 10/18/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I see a Tupac Documentary, I want to see something that represents him well. I want something that is good for fans, critics, and casual onlookers all at the same time. I want something that highlights his intelligence, and complexity, and depth, and significance. I want something that makes me proud to be a Tupac fan. I want something pretty much free of cursing. I want something that makes we want to share it with everyone. I want something that helps people understand why I'm so into him. I want something that could potentially turn someone on to Tupac. TUPAC VS. delivers on all those fronts. It's basically what I wanted and expected from ThugAngel, but didn't get. A major part of the content is an interview done in 1995 shortly before he was released from prison, and right before he headed to Death Row. He's not smoking, not drinking, not cursing ----- just talking like the mature, intelligent, educated person that he is so capable of being. The tone of the interview was kinda like the brief interview that appears as an extra on the Gang Related DVD.To really understand a huge part of who Tupac was and what he came from I HIGHLY recommend a movie that was put out in about 1994 by Mario Van Peebles called BLACK PANTHER. You can't understand Tupac until you really understand the history of the Black Panther Party."
Tupac - The Living Word
makaveil | 09/12/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After seeing a screener copy of the film I do believe that Tupac Vs. is a highly organized document of an icon, a philosopher, and more importantly of a man. A film which for the first time estimates the value of Tupac Shakur. It is not a door into the history of contemporary black culture, it is history itself. Tupac Vs. is the first and only film acknowledging the authority of Tupac's words. A film defining the essence of his life in such an original way - a cognitive motion, ending in passion since there is no way to crack it. Because who can stop the sun seized by a passion for returning? Compared to this film most of the other ones about Tupac Shakur are like a dried-up lake: with neither depth nor moisture. Bravo to the filmmakers."
Julie | Pheonix, AZ | 09/14/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Really good film! This movie has a great interview with Tupac while he was in prison that I'd never seen before. There's also alot of really cool visuals. I've always liked his music, but this movie shows how much intelligence and depth the guy had. I see him in a totally different light. Definitely worth checking out if you're even a slight Tupac fan."