Black Dynamite (15)

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<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>3</span>/5

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Posted: Tue Aug 10 2010

Enjoyable as it is, in its affectionate way, there’s a feeling of  superfluousness about this latest spoof of the ’70s-era Blaxploitation flick, directed by Scott Sanders from a story idea by its muscular star, Michael Jai White. White, with regulation Afro and half-moon ’tache, makes for a solid, relatively camp-free, avenger. He plays a flashback-prone, ex-CIA baadasssss, who, out to avenge his murdered brother, clean up the streets and free orphanages from crack, finds that taking on the dastardly, penis-shrinking malevolence of The Man takes him – believe it, brother! – to the very centre of the white establishment. Running closer to pastiche than parody, the comedy is muted. You’re meant to laugh at the dated jive-brother ‘threads’, the period split-screen, whip-pan, stock-mismatched cinematic and televisual stylings and the uninflected embrace of period cliché. Meanwhile, the kung-fu-orientated action scenes are unexceptional and many of the OTT cameos (Arsenio Hall as gangster Tasty Freeze) may prove beyond the familarity of non-US audiences or retro-specialists. That said, the portentous dialogue, two-track-recorded soundtrack (by Adrian Younge) and eager performances are all highly diverting.
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Rated:

15

UK release:

Fri Aug 13, 2010

Duration:

84 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Scott Sanders

Cast:

Michael Jai White, Arsenio Hall, Tommy Davidson

Screenwriter:

Michael Jai White

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This years Bubba Ho-tep... Crazy and a future cult.. if only people could've got to see it...and find a DVD shop with it in stock... Killed on arrival by THE MAN, can you dig?

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This years Bubba Ho-tep... Crazy and a future cult.. if only people could've got to see it...and find a DVD shop with it in stock... Killed on arrival by THE MAN, can you dig?