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Shaft (2019)

Shaft (2019)


Samuel L. Jackson
Jessie T. Usher
Regina Hall
Alexandra Shipp
Richard Roundtree

Directed by Tim Story

I can see why this movie was not a hit, because it is so good and so true to what humor really is that all these “woke” crowd of this century will have a problem with it.
The comedy is homely and the whole film is one joy ride to cinematic promise land. Samuel L. Jackson felt so much at home in the character that you can understand when he implied – if James Bond was real, he would have wanted to be him.

The movie also throws some gags at the time a newscaster made a mistake calling Samuel L. Jackson, Laurence Fishburne. Whats not to like in this movie? Answer is, nothing.
The film stars Samuel L. Jackson as Shaft II, Jessie T. Usher as Shaft III, and Richard Roundtree as Shaft (the original).
This is the fifth film in the Shaft series and a sequel to the 2000 film with the same title, which also stars Samuel L. Jackson.

The movie plot starts in 1989 with us seeing the “equal opportunity ass-whopper” better known as Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson), save his girl and son from a shootout. His girl gets upset and leaves him, taking their son with her. She raised him by herself, telling him that his dad ran from him and wanted nothing to do with him growing up. Her way of raising him right was to make sure that his as much anti-Shaft as she can.

When one of his (Shaft Jr A.K.A JJ) childhood friend died in what is tagged a drug overdose, JJ suspects foul play and decided to investigate. JJ is currently working with the Bureau as a computer analyst and his investigation got him an ass-whopping. He decided to reach out to the only PI he knows, his father for help.
On hearing the tale Shaft, could tie the case to one to which he was already working on, a drug kingpin he is trying to bring down.

They work together on the case and their bonding and Shaft showing JJ the ropes is what makes this movie so interesting. The dialogue is fun to listen to and the whole get together which brought about the introduction of Shaft snr, was just grand. His presence was made to make much of an impact as he is brought in like 20 minutes to the end of the whole movie.

There is no way you can watch this movie and not enjoy it. Everything about this movie screams do a sequel, but as we can get from the lackluster performance in the box office, I do not think that is going to happen.


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