Saturday, November 14, 2009
A movie like BLACK DYNAMITE is one I almost took a pass on, because with an idea of a film that is a blaxploitation homage, it has the chance to have a million things wrong with it. The trailers I had seen made the movie out to be awesome but jokey and spoofy as well. I didn't think Hollywood needed nor did I want to see another I'M GONNA GIT YOU SUCKA. Well I am glad to say that BLACK DYNAMITE is more of a true homage than a spoof. The movie does have a lot of funny moments that may very well be spoofy but at the same time it's bad @$$ cinema, which I'M GONNA GIT YOU SUCKA was not.
To understand where a movie like BLACK DYNAMITE is coming from you first have to understand the films that stared the likes of Fred Williamson, Jim Kelly, and Pam Greir.
BLACK DYNAMITE is the story of 1970s African-American action legend Black Dynamite. The Man killed his brother, pumped heroin into local orphanages, and flooded the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor. Black Dynamite was the one hero willing to fight The Man all the way from the blood-soaked city streets to the hallowed halls of the Honky House.
The thing that I love most about BLACK DYNAMITE is that it's well crafted and thought out and shows a great attention to detail. On the website www.moxiecinema.com I read that the movie itself is meant to have this long lost gem of a film quality, and it does I'm happy to report!
It gets a little too silly at the end but for the most part BLACK DYNAMITE should be the best time you had at the theater in a long time.
It's a high C+ from me, enjoy!