Ice Cube gives up kids films?
The words Ice Cube, gangster and rapper hardly fit well together these days as the man has become a parody of himself with his terrible comedy films and poor appearances in kiddies films.
However he looks set to return to the world of adult orientated films, and I don't mean like Snoop Dogg. No, I mean films with an strong storyline that might involve swearing, violence, and real life situations.
Oh thank the lord Ice Cube. I'm not having a go at your career...well, actually I am. It's not very good. I mean what happened to it? Shall I remember titles such as Three Kings, Higher Learning, or Trespass (yeah, I liked it!)? What about the big kicker to it all, Boyz in the Hood? Now we're watching Are We There Yet.
Janky Promoters is a film which has a script written by Ice Cube himself and sees him star as a one half of a music promotion duo who somehow manage to book a top name hip-hop artist into a pretty average sized venue in California. Unfortunately everything goes wrong and the pair are well over their heads.
Okay, hold on a minute, this doesn't sound like what I was hoping, this is starting to sound like another comedy. Well the strong part is that Bob Weinstein says the film will be R rated and they're trying to get a big name rapper to play the lead role.
Well that may be all well and good, but I have to say it's sounding more like a comedy but with lots of swearing and drugs in it rather than something more akin to those earlier films on his career list.
Colour me disappointed again. I was hoping to see something a little more dramatic. However Cube is getting a big percentage of the returns from the film, so at least he's making money from it.
Where did those early performances go though? Can we see that Ice Cube back?