Black Dynamite

Black Dynamite
               Genre: Comedy, Crime
  Genre parody is indeed a difficult thing. Whatever it is that they often overdo it and push the satirical element to all the fans on the head, where the genre is really taken a bead on the heart. On the other hand – and have just completed the film by Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker (Kentucky Fried Movie, The Incredible Journey of a Mad Aircraft / Airplane!, Top Secret, the various parts of The Naked Gun, and many others) – shows it is possible to lure the masses with affectionate parodies of the movies and to give both a parody of the one or the other genre of new attention. After had with Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown and the remake of Shaft blaxploitation already hinted at a revival, shows Scott Sanders’ winking satire Black Dynamite is now final, that the genre from the early seventies, but now is expected to secure his place in film history. As long as film history is operated as funny and self-irony, that should be a really good news.

Giving the title hero of the film is an obviously traumatized by the Vietnam War, but no less noble and sincere fighter for the good (Michael Jai White), who after the violent death of his brother Jimmy on the search for the killers making and there – of course, revealing – a vast conspiracy. When the coup, which aims to deprive blacks of their manhood to not only plays the nasty Dr. Wu (Roger Yuan), but also to the unpopular George W. Bush for U.S. President Richard Tricky “Dick Nixon (James McManus ) an inglorious role. And it requires even a superhero like Black Dynmaite to bring the villains to track and again to maintain peace and cleanliness “in da hood” too.

Cool Soul Music, which the act again and commented ironically, jump cuts, split screens, lots of explosions, are visible from other films, big American cars, kung-fu tricks and beautiful women which the hero at your feet: Black Dynamite hardly fits a stereotype of the blaxploitation films of the early seventies, and even provides with apparent defects, such as the picture hanging mics, deliberately false connections and “scratches” in the footage that the desired Trash feeling quickly adjusts. Even if the story you have (nice to absurdities, dashing sayings, as when Black Dynamite tells of his Vietnam war trauma, while stubbornly repeatedly speaks of the “little chinese eyes” of a boy who follow him in a dream) and adventurous Plotwendungen not saved and really uses every opportunity to take the seriousness of the models heavily on his shovel. For example, if Dynamite and his men in the guessing game over several detours finally come to the (of course, very simple) solution of the case, you can take as much folly and self-only stunned and highly amused to note.

Black Dynamite by Scott Sanders, who at the Sundance Film Festival for 2009 has caused quite a stir and a lot of fun, seen a lot of fun at the hyperbole and look at and the sound of the early seventies. For fans of blaxploitation cinema (in Germany, however, should not be too many), this film is a must-verkifft and seems like a silly version of Tarantino’s Jackie Brown. Only with a mustache and just awful lot of testosterone. How would Black Dynamite himself in this (and to say as good as any other) case? “Can you digg it, man?” Yes we can!

If I am in the cinema Fee for this year as a cinematic desire could freely – a long blaxploitation night with originals from the seventies, and as crazy as this lively parody would certainly very much Top of the list. However, it is uncertain whether this wish will come true – the movie starts in the U.S. on 4 September 2009 in the cinemas. Whether Black Dynamite also a theatrical release in Germany will be permitted, is still open.

(Joachim Kurz)

Title: Black Dynamite Country of production: USA Year of production: 2009 Length: 83 (Min) of material: ( #) Sony Pictures (USA)

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