So many people try to spoof blaxploitation movies and it’s not like I don’t have a sense of humor but the typical spoof just isn’t that funny. I don’t want to mention names but there are a couple of blaxploitation send ups coming down the line that are getting a lot of hype from the exploitation movie community and none of them seem all that funny or worthwhile to me. The thing is, the original blaxploitation flicks were often so bad that you just don’t need to exert yourself too much to make a funny movie in the typical mold. Just write a script that apes all the popular themes from Sweet Sweetback’s Badass Song and shoot the damn thing. Add film damage effects in post production and steal the soundtrack from some San Franciso funk 45’s you found at a garage sale last weekend. Voila! Blaxploitation lives.
From the looks of the trailer, which has me hook, line and sinker, Black Dynamite gets it. Everything that I outlined above, they understand. This is how you make an entertaining pimps and hos movie. There are ridiculous gunfights, POV sex scenes with bitches congratulating our hero on his skills, impressive kung fu and some fucking awesome dialog. The trailer narration even comes off as genuine.
I am so pumped for this movie right now. “There’s no hope for dudes who deal dope.”