About a half a year ago I got an email from someone bragging up a blacksploitation revival/homage/satire with Michael Jai White and I deleted it, assuming it was just another shitty marketing email for the next useless DTV waste of time.
I WAS WRONG.
My good buddy Shawn sent a link to the official website for Black Dynamite, a film I should hate on principle since it’s a modern day film trying to ape an older film with Michael Jai White as the lead. The lead. Not the “third thug on the left”.
Well, apparently I’m the asshole because Michael Jai White is hilarious in this trailer and there’s no denying his physical tools.
Here’s the plot from the site, based on the story by White, writer/director Scott Sanders, and Byron Minns:
This is the story of 1970’s action legend Black Dynamite. When “The
Man” murders his brother, pumps heroin into local orphanages, and
floods the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor, Black Dynamite is the
one hero willing to fight all the way from the blood-soaked city
streets to the hallowed halls of the Honky House.