DVD: Black Dynamite (15)
Published 21/01/2011 | 11:34
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.