I finally got to see Black Dynamite. YEA! If you love Blaxploitation movies, you must see this movie.
The E Street Cinema, one of Washington DC's premier movie theatres, has started a Midnight movie series, and the first movie to be shown is the DC Premiere of Black Dynamite. The director of Black Dynamite, Scott Sanders, was in attendance for the DC Opening.
In his best Blaxploitation movie Intro voice, Scott introduces the film to a sold out house. He didn’t do a bad Intro considering he’s been traveling with the film for a year now.
The movie itself contained all the elements of a Blaxploitation movie pumped up on SMACK.
1. A Larger then life Fine Ass Dark Chocolate Brotha from the streets. A Brotha so bad he’s known by his name even by those who have never heard of him.
2. Dead family members
3. The Man invading the neighborhood with SMACK
4. Lots of Bullets and KUNG FU
5. Pimps and Hoes
6. Explosions. Car chases … etc.
7. And did I mention Hoe's? oh, and Pimps.
You get the picture.
Most of the movie, I was laughing; at times, I laughed so hard I cried. Other times, the movie dragged a bit; but, overall a really a great time. This film also contains an all star cast. You can only imagine where you will see most of these people. On the production side, the director really connected with the era’s style, which creates an authentic look and feel to the film.
BushidoBlack gives this movie a “Better then sex” rating; I give it a “Full Price”.
Black Dynamite DVD will be available on Feb. 16, 2010. The soundtrack and score are both available now on Amazon.com Also, look for the cartoon Black Dynamite on Adult Swim in the near future.
BushidoBlack, thanks for being my wing man on this mission. You always need a partner to watch your back when you’re take on the Man. Just don’t lose your head when things get tough.
(By the way…BushidoBlack’s response to my comment above: “There can be only one.” I love the people on this site.)