I have never watched a movie about a musician's life that did not feature any hit songs that helped to make them popular. Did the director and writer think that Aaliyah's fans was going to over look this massive flaw? Well, I didn't. And to top it off, none of the characters looked like the people they were meant to portray. Really, you used a skinny woman to play Missy Elliot? Although the girl was pretty who played Aaliyah, someone else that favored her more should have played the role. I couldn't get past the small details that were missing. Sometimes it's the small things that can make a big difference. Also, they made this movie without Aaliyah's family blessings, and I believe this one of the major reasons this film is such a big disappointment. I am so upset. Please, someone remake this movie for the sake of her memory.
It is rare, and I mean rare that I give a negative critique all the way through even through bad productions. I normally give even bad productions the benefit of the doubt. As a matter of fact, I have never even given a bad production a low scale like this. For the first time in HISTORY I have rated a movie a 1. Drumline 2 wasn't even this bad compared to this film. This was so, so disrespectful to Aaliya's legacy, and I'm just hoping and praying that Missy and Timbaland, whenever they feel they want to, will do this movie justice the way it is supposed to be done. The fact that they weren't even apart of this production, and the parents even said no to the production, why would you even waste your time writing and producing this garbage!? Not only that, you didn't even have the rights to put any of her best hits in the film, which is a HUGE part of Aaliya's story. If you're going to tell a story, tell it right. Don't tell it based on an unauthorized book and Wikpedia. The actors didn't even come close to matching the original people, and even though Ship was only the slightest exception, she did not do Aaliyah justice at all. It didn't seem like she even studied on how Aaliyah, spoke, how she moved or anything. The timeline of the story was even off, and most of the movie felt rushed. I feel really bad for those actors. They will never be able to live this one down because of someone's poor decision of greed and a buck. I'm just so upset. It's bad if Timbaland is even making a mockery out of you because you didn't listen in the first place to leave this story alone! smh.... 2b1af7f3a8