Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 28 December 2014

DVD: Black Dynamite (15)

Kung-fu fights, car chases and racial expletives galore, Scott Sanders's careful spoof of the 1970's Blaxploitation genre is hilarious.

Michael Jai White excels in the title role as an ex-CIA "bad ass" who seeks vengeance after the murder of his younger brother, and it's his straight-faced delivery that really carries the film. Its deliberately amateurish production, grainy film stock and obvious editing mistakes are all intrinsic to the success of what is essentially a one-joke affair. Yet, as in all great spoofs, none of the characters are in on it and thanks to White's dead-pan conviction and the B-grade aesthetics, it's a joke that manages to provide laughs from start to finish.

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