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Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story (2001)

  Directed by: Artie Mandelberg
Written by: Eugene Corr, John Wierick
Starring: Romany Malco
Links: Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story on the IMDb, Official site
Genre: Based on True Story

This movie gets: 3.00 (1 rating)
nofreelist.com Ranking: not yet ranked (awaiting 2 ratings)

"The best MC Hammer documentary I've ever seen" - a review by pearly

At last, a story of a true American hero committed to film for us all to watch and live our lives by.

Yep, the telemovie of MC Hammer's life even includes footage about the origins of those crazy puffy pants he always wore. What more can you ask for from a movie?

Yeah, I'm making fun. But really, when you watch a movie about the life of MC Hammer, what else are you meant to do? What exactly is the target market for this movie? Everyone who liked him has since figured out that they should be embarassed to admit to it, and has firmly moved on. Anyone who is young enough to be interested in a VH1 telemovie is too young to remember who MC Hammer was. So, I'm pretty sure that I'm the only person in the whole world who has watched this movie.

MC Hammer started off his creative career singing and preaching in a local church. He used to go to baseball games and make money busking outside by displaying his wiggidy-wack dance moves, and after a while, he decided that he could make more of a career out of it, so he borrowed money and pressed his own vinyl, which he sold outta the back of his car. And then, he made it big, because of his awesome talent.

In terms of the movie, the acting was what you would expect from a VH1 telemovie, and the story was okay, but some of it seemed a little far-fetched (was MC Hammer really hanging out with Tupac the night of his death?). Rather than just a vanilla biography, this plays off as a tale of a good kid with morals getting led astray (through deaths of friends, bankruptcy, and ethical bankruptcy with the release of Pumps and a Bump, and then seeing the error of his ways - with the overall effect of being a bit preachy.

I cannot go past the fact that they didn't include the song Pray in the movie at all. I mean, come on! That was his best moment! It was far better than that crappy U Can't Touch This, even if that was what started it all. It's a travesty, I tell you.

pearly gives this movie 3 out of 10.
Review created on Wed 28 Jan 2004

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Reader comments

  1. FUCK YOU!!! " U CAN'T TOUCH THIS" RULES MOFO! I'LL KICK YO NIGGA ASS!

    AND YOU'LL BE SCREAMING "PLEASE LAURA DON'T HURT ME"

    Rating given: 10

    A comment from 1337 on Sun 21 Mar 2004 17:08 #

  2. i have to admit, cant touch this owns

    Rating given: 1

    A comment from sexy on Thu 10 Mar 2005 14:42 #

  3. class film

    Rating given: 9

    A comment from dave on Sun 26 Feb 2006 13:13 #

Those who have commented give this movie: 6.67 (3 ratings)

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