Black Dynamite (2009)


A technically spot-on blaxploitation send-up that is about as funny as anything I’ve seen recently. Michael Jai White kills it. The entire cast kills it. The composer kills it. They really nailed this, right on down to shooting the whole thing on 16mm. Maybe all they were missing was some kind of strong Pam Grier-esque female character to kick some ass. But there can be only one Pam. As a whole Black Dynamite doesn’t feel flawless yet individual scenes can be isolated as some of the funniest short scenes you’re likely to see. The Anaconda Malt Liquor breakdown in the waffle hut is legit one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen. Rating might go higher upon rewatch. And you just know this is one that lends itself to multiple viewings.

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