loretta a. ragsdell ASKS:

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Rotonda Cole

“Yes, and it was excellent.  All the actors and the actresses, they perfected everything about James Brown, and I will pay to go see it three more times. I advise anyone who hasn’t seen it to go and see it, ‘Get on Up!'”

Jerrald Cole

“Oh yeah. It was a great movie.  It had a lot of energy and great action scenes, and I learned about a great man, a great business and music mogul, and all that.  All my friends and their grand mama need to go see it.”

Ernest Wiley

“Yeah!  I saw it the first day it came out. I took my mom too.  We both enjoyed it.  Moms said she learned a lot about James she didn’t know. I think it could have been longer because James had so much music. His music even made squares get up and dance.  I know because I’m one of them.” 

Aaron Dade

“No, I haven’t seen it yet, but I am going.  I grew up listening to James Brown.  As a boy, I use to dance like him.  I even played him once in a black history play. I’ll probably go this week. I know it’s going to be good.”

Jacqui El Torro

“Yes, I saw it.  It was great.  I went opening day and took my whole family, even my husband, so I could throw an extra dollar on the box office draw.  I like to support black films on the first day. The music and acting was superb. I will probably go see it again and take a few more people so they can dance and learn about the God Father of Soul.”

Marlin Kirby

“Yes, I saw it but I think it was all right.  It could have been better if Spike Lee had made it.  First he was on board then he was out and some white brothers from London made it. I didn’t like how it kept jumping around in time.  It would have been better if it just started from his youth and progressed chronologically. Chadwick Boseman was good as James.  He had the moves.”

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