Carmen - A Hip Hopera
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Destiny's Child's sultry songstress Beyoncé Knowles (Austin Powers in Goldmember) plays the seductive Carmen Brown in the first hip-hop opera ever produced. CARMEN: A HIP HOPERA retells Georges Bizet's classic opera Carmen in a contemporary, urban setting, where the drama plays out in verse and the songs convey raw emotions. Mekhi Phifer, Reagan Gomez-Preston and recording artists Mos Def (aka Dante Beze), Wyclef Jean, Lil' Bow Wow and Da Brat also star in this edgy, provocative tale of two ill-fated lovers.]]>
- "The Making of Carmen: An MTV Special"
- Scene and song access
Top Customer Reviews
Its not anything spectacular, but its good to watch once or twice. The songs in it are pretty good.. especially "If looks could kill" which Beyonce & Mos Def sang really well... and the twist definately suprised me. There are some boring bits, but overall i enjoyed it and i think its worth watching.
Oh and the quality of the dvd was good too!
I'ma be honest with you. I rated this 4 stars because of nostalgia, and my love for Queen Bey. It might actually warrant only 2. The lyrics will leave you baffled: "Ayo I came from the projects/ Now I want the condos/ Tryna be a star/ And now you messin' up my cosmos" (ugh) and the acting is...yeesh. Oooh BUT for a fun drinking game - take a shot every time Joy Bryant shows up dressed in something camo (this was the early 2000s, after all). Mom-drunk on wine is a really good mood to be in when you watch this. If you're a Beyhive stan and want to add this to your library, go for it. If you're reeeeaaaally curious at how a urban re-telling of the Carmen opera looks like, also go for it. Otherwise....I think there are clips on YouTube?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Purchased for my friend, it's one of her favorites. She was a happy camper!Published 1 month ago by Amanda Correa
I love this movie. The actual disc was perfect, and in Brand New Condition.Published 7 months ago by Shavonna Ousley