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[SOUND] A trailer for Spike Lee's much anticipated, and controversial new film, Chi-raq, was released earlier this week. The trailer focuses on gun violence in Chicago. And portrays a fictional movement led by women of color to deprive men of sex If they continue to engage in the gun violence. The film features a star-studded cast, Samuel L. Jackson, Teyonah Parris, Nick Cannon, Angela Bassett and Dave Chappelle just to name a few. The trailer had Twitter abuzz with mixed reviews. Some tweeting that the film is too cheesy, lacks originality and rawness and is too Hollywood. Nonetheless, the film is set to be released on December 4th. Based on the trailer what are your thoughts, Slayed or Shade? Wait. We have a shade, two shades. Okay Shawn why shade? I'm going to shade it because it looks like it could possibly be another good Spike Lee joint. And you really can't hate anything that Nick Cannon is in, let's be honest. I saw Angela Bassett in it. Right. Right. Anything that she's in kind of makes it an automatic black classic. Flay for that. But I'm going to shade the marketing tools because it's portraying the idea in its marketing that it's supposed to be about what's going on in Chicago which is a very serious matter. So maybe it should have been a documentary in that respect. Shade out the whole marketing tool. You wish it was delivered in a different way? If it was delivered differently, I don't think people would be so mad at it. Okay, all right Tony. Absolute shade. We are coming off of a summer where we saw Straight Outta Compton. That trailer watching Straight Outta Compton's trailer and then watching Chi-Raq was like watching Beyonce perform, And then watching little mama. Wow. Major. Major shade. I like little mama. Just how it was yo. Just [UNKNOWN] sausage, it was, listen, let me tell you something. I love Spike. Malcolm X probably the best film that I've ever seen. School Daze did a great job in breaking down light skin and dark skin issues, fraternities and sororities, having a message and still being entertaining. Do The Right Thing. So many cult classics. This is just a trailer, but it made no sense. It made it look like somehow women are responsible for the violence going on in Chicago. [CROSSTALK] I disagree with you but I will come back. Just that The the biggest epic fail was having Nic Cannon come off as a gangster from Chicago. Troy You have a lot going on Its, Its Well wait let me get this opinion Logan On a more Serious not I believe what's going on in Chicago is not to be mocked it's not to be you now made fun of, this is the wrong way to shed light on on a situation that's been really just bringing that city down and the fact they call it shiraq makes a lot of people upset. Especially people from that city and that is just unacceptable to me Okay

Spike Lee Releases Trailer to Upcoming Film 'Chi-raq'

See how our panel reacts to the star-studded trailer for Spike Lee's Chi-raq