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Black Dynamite

October 16, 2009
Director Scott Sanders
Producer TBA
Screenwriter Byron Minns, Scott Sanders
Studio Sony Pictures
Starring Michael Jai White, Salli Richardson, Arsenio Hall, Kevin Chapman, Tommy Davidson, Larnell Stovall, Roger Yuan, Byron Minns
Genre Action, Comedy
MPAA Rating R
Additional Film Info
Source: Official Site
CanMag Review Score: No Review To Date

Plot / Synopsis
When “the man” kills his brother, pumps heroin into the local orphanage, and floods the ghetto with a secret weapon disguised as Anaconda Malt Liquor, there is only one brother bad enough, strong enough, and brave enough to take them on: the legendary Black Dynamite. Black Dynamite is a throwback with an attitude. Hilarious, campy, hot, and sexy, it plays with every cliché from 1970s film and television, with a few new ones thrown in for color. Director Scott Sanders doesn’t need to show his hand to get his point across, making it even more fun to watch. He has miraculously assembled a huge cast that all perfectly tread the line between satire and spoof. Crazy kudos need to go to our leading man, played by Michael Jai White, who offers a pitch-perfect performance in every take. Art direction and costumes are flawless, and the flocked wallpaper holds it own against the faux fur and poly-blend wardrobe. Black Dynamite has something for everyone: chase scenes, gunfights, a house of ill repute, some karate action, and a star with a killer body who takes on bad guys with—and without—his shirt on. And if this isn’t enough, Sanders does the near impossible: he sustains the comedy while taking a nice big sucker punch at the underlying politics of our time.

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