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Black Dynamite


Michael Jai White, Arsenio Hall, Tommy Davidson, Kevin Chapman View All


Michael Jai White (Screenplay), Scott Sanders (Screenplay), Scott Sanders (Director), Byron Minns (Screenplay) View All

Release: Oct. 16th, 2009
Runtime: 1 hour, 30 minutes
This 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...
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Even so, Black Dynamite is a fine example of how to do a genre parody, especially since it attempts to recreate the objectively terrible nature of a lot of low-rent blaxploitation films (the obvious point of reference being Dolemite more so than Shaft).
It has the most heart of any film from that genre, and it's also extremely witty, mainly due to the clever writing that immensely helped at realising numerous quotable scenes.Michael Jai White steals the show just by his presence alone, he is perfect for the role of Black Dynamite, his character has....