FRIDAY (1995) Movie Reaction! | First Time Watch! | Ice Cube | Chris Tucker | 90’s Comedy

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FRIDAY (1995) Movie: A First-Time Watch Reaction

The 90’s Comedy Classic

FRIDAY, directed by F. Gary Gray and starring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker, is a beloved 90’s comedy that has stood the test of time. The film follows the misadventures of two friends, Craig and Smokey, as they navigate the challenges of a typical Friday in South Central Los Angeles. From its memorable quotes to its iconic soundtrack, FRIDAY has become a cult classic in the realm of American cinema.

First Impressions

As a first-time viewer of FRIDAY, I was excited to see what all the hype was about. I had heard countless references to the film in popular culture and was eager to finally experience it for myself. From the opening scene, I could tell that this movie was going to be a wild ride. The chemistry between Ice Cube and Chris Tucker was palpable, and their comedic timing was spot on. The vibrant, 90’s aesthetic added to the overall nostalgic charm of the film.

The Dynamic Duo: Ice Cube and Chris Tucker

  • Ice Cube: Known for his roles in both music and film, Ice Cube brings a raw authenticity to his portrayal of Craig. His deadpan delivery and no-nonsense attitude make him a compelling protagonist.
  • Chris Tucker: With his high-pitched voice and animated expressions, Chris Tucker steals the show as Smokey. His comedic genius elevates every scene he’s in, and his on-screen presence is electric.

Unforgettable Moments

FRIDAY is filled with memorable moments that have become ingrained in popular culture. From the infamous “You Got Knocked the F*** Out!” line to the hilarious interactions with neighborhood characters, the film is a treasure trove of comedic gold. The absurdity of the situations Craig and Smokey find themselves in is both entertaining and relatable, making for a truly immersive viewing experience.

The Impact of FRIDAY

  • Cultural Influence: FRIDAY has left an indelible mark on pop culture, with references to the film still prevalent in music, television, and social media.
  • Diversity in Comedy: The film’s portrayal of life in South Central Los Angeles offers a refreshing perspective on comedy, showcasing the experiences of Black characters in a way that was seldom seen in mainstream cinema at the time.

Reflections on the 90’s

Watching FRIDAY transported me back to the 90’s, a decade known for its distinct style and attitude. The music, fashion, and slang of the era were expertly captured in the film, serving as a time capsule of a bygone era. It’s a reminder of the power of film to preserve and showcase the cultural zeitgeist of its time.

Legacy and Continued Appreciation

As I concluded my first viewing of FRIDAY, I couldn’t help but appreciate the lasting impact the film has had on comedy and storytelling. Its ability to resonate with audiences across generations is a testament to its enduring quality. Ice Cube and Chris Tucker’s performances, combined with the sharp writing and direction, have solidified FRIDAY as a timeless classic.

41 thoughts on “FRIDAY (1995) Movie Reaction! | First Time Watch! | Ice Cube | Chris Tucker | 90’s Comedy”

  1. Jaby has a very announcer/DJ kinda voice and delivery. Love it!

    Also, what's the shirt you're wearing? Emblem seems familiar. And what headset is that, and the audio setup? It's really crisp pretty much every episode. ^_^

  2. I've been smoking weed for 35 yrs now and believe me, some of the best weed I smoked was in the mid 90's. I would smoke a little pinner and get wrecked for 4hrs, I watched a whole western movie once just starring at my desk. Ahh those were the good ol days.

  3. Ice Cube's had a lot of fun movies! I remember seeing somewhere in an interview that the reason why he made Friday was because he didn't want everybody to think growing up in their neighborhood was like Boyz in the Hood all the time. So he made Friday to show more of the good times and funnier times they grew up having. Then he made "Are We There Yet" (which is another good one you guys should check out if you haven't already) for a more younger audience because he didn't want kids coming up to him quoting certain things from the Friday movies. The other Friday movies are good but not like the first one. I personally like the 2nd one the least and the 3rd one is a pretty funny Christmas themed movie.

  4. 0:00: ! Jabby and Vivian discuss their anticipation for watching the movie 'Friday' starring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker.
    4:14: ?️ The speaker discusses various topics, including catching a dog, attending a show, and looking for a job.
    10:26: ? A funny story about getting high and running away from the police.
    15:32: ? A conversation between two people about hooking up and a threat of violence.
    21:17: ! A group of people discuss a scary encounter and reminisce about past incidents.
    27:01: ? A man confronts a group of people and gets into an argument with one of them.
    32:34: ? The speaker discusses a movie with Ice Cube and comments on his performance.
    36:40: ? The speaker reminisces about growing up in a neighborhood with colorful characters and dramatic events.
    40:37: ! The video discusses the film 'Friday' and its sequels, as well as the possibility of a reaction video for 'Barber Shop'.
    Recapped using TammyAI

  5. Have u guys seen Ice Cube in “Three Kings”(1999), “Are We There Yet?”(2005) or “Anaconda”(1997). All three worth a look?

  6. Smokie has been displaying nothing but (what you would call) 'attitude' this whole movie, but you don't call it that until you see a woman (Craig's sister) display it? White men love saying black women have 'attitude'. It's a very tiring microaggression.

  7. You should watch straight outta Compton is the movie about NWA a group that ice cube was in very good movie. True story of course

  8. This is one of those movies I wish I could watch for the first time again. Watching reactions is as close to that. Great reaction to a classic

  9. Growing up in the hood especially South Central Los Angeles in the '80s and '90s We didn't stay in the house too much watching TV cuz we had tons of entertainment right outside That's why this movie was so realistic to a lot of people because that exactly what the f*** we experience in one day just sitting outside You will see the most craziest s*** that you ever see in your life

  10. Awesome reaction vid , this movie is crazy funny

    I remember seeing some of The casts in some tv shows when I was a kid , that old lady that knocked on the door (LaWanda Page) used to be on the (Sanford and sons) TV show

  11. All about the benjamines 2002 is another decent Ice Cube film with Eva Longorai and zmike Epps. The story is dumb but Epps is hilarious.

  12. Wild is that Tiny Lister's was actually called "Deebo" irl and apparently married a Felicia. RIP Tiny Lister

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