Thursday, March 4, 2010

Super Cool Kung Fu Treachery

We aren't exactly blaxploitation experts, but I feel we have a solid grounding and appreciation for the genre. Which is good, because that allowed us to enjoy - the greatest film of the century - Black Dynamite!

Black Dynamite stars Michael Jai White with a cool Afro, as the title character. When his brother is killed by people dealing drugs in the community, he goes to war. He takes on the pimps and gangs, the CIA, the Chinese Tongs and all the way to the top. And over the top.

This is a hilarious tribute to classic 70's blaxploitation. Not a spoof or parody, but loving tribute. White, who conceived the film and shares writing credit, is ideal as Black Dynamite. If he didn't have the muscles, the hair and the kung fu chops, it would have been a funny movie. With him, it is inspired.

In conclusion, he's super cool and he knows kung fu. He's Black Dynamite!


KJ said...

I have 3 words:

Gyl said...

Donuts don't wear alligator shoes.