The film takes place in Chicago, which due to its rampant gun violence has been given the nickname “Chi-raq.” As you’ve seen from the trailer, the film seems like quite a few Spike Lee films in that it takes on a tough issue with an irreverent, even hilarious take, then slowly evolves into a “WTF” moment that keeps you thinking about what you just saw and makes the issues the film tries to tackle hyperrealistic. Chi-Raq shows some of the Lee I’ve been missing since the ’90s, and I sincerely hope the film lives up to what the trailer shows.
Chi-raq comes to theaters Dec. 4. Are you going to see it in theaters? Give your opinions below!