Do you know who the #1 Soul Legend was for many years…?
“Get On Up” is the sanitized Biopic of Soul Music Entertainer Mr. James Brown.
Don’t expect a story that is chronological. “Get on Up” jumps back and forth constantly. You must pay close attention. Director Tate Taylor does tie everything up in a neat package toward the end, but until that time it’s a confusing mess.
Actor Chadwick Boseman is electrifying. His portrayal of James Brown the entertainer was excellent. He has the dance moves, foot work and the splits down cold.
During this movie I was transformed back in time. I grew up with James Brown music. I still have all of the 45’s, LP’s and CD’s. The sound track on this movie is awesome. I was dancing in my seat the entire time…
It’s tough to do a Biopic of an entertainer. You have to piece the story together. I don’t believe that “Get On Up” gives us the complete story of James Brown, I believe it skims the surface.
If you are a fan of the #1 Soul Legend Mr. James Brown, then “Get On Up” should not be missed.
This is a 4 Star Movie