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|Samuel L. Jackson, Richard Roundtree, Vanessa
Williams, Christian Bale
She might get scared and hold you or maybe just
wonder why you can't be so bad-ass.
Lots of violence and brutality - leave them at
Didn't need it.
It's the movie "Shaft" - need I say more?
Some pretty good one-liners.
How do you survive a roll-over accident? I
just wondered. That and the surprise twist
towards the end. I'll leave it at that.
"Shut the fuck up."
Scott Rudin, John Singleton
"Shaft" was a movie that had just about everything I
could have hoped for short of nudity. You had quality
action. You had quality violence. You had quality music. You
had quality cool. You, simply put, had "Shaft."
A Movie Review
This reincarnation of "Shaft" has Samuel L. Jackson
playing John Shaft. But, to not have him replacing the John
Shaft of old, we find that he is the nephew of, well, the
John Shaft of old, played by the original Richard Roundtree.
This time around Shaft thinks that he can make a difference
among the racists that are in the police force, court
system, and the wealthy. It all starts with a racist killing
of a black dude who was just minding his own business at a
restaurant, gets taunted repeatedly by a racist asshole,
Walter (Christian Bale), gets the crowd to laugh at Walter,
but then gets his skull bashed in when he steps outside for
a smoke. The only witness, a dudette who is too afraid to
testify, among other things, and Walter gets out on bail and
heads for Switzerland for some time on the slopes waiting
for the heat to die down a little. Shaft is pissed. Another
racist getting away and theres not much he can do at
the time. But Shaft persists, Walter comes back to the
states, and now it is a race to find the dudette witness,
with a contract price now on her head, and Shaft has to save
the day. The story isnt the greatest, but the movie
Samuel L. Jackson is todays epitome of cool, and he
doesnt upstage Richard Roundtree either as it seems
Richard actually has an easier time with the ladies. And
Shaft is viscous in his wanting things right, isnt
afraid to bash a skull in where needed, and knows how to
manipulate the bad dudes. Exactly what you would expect,
with the addition of a great twist towards the ending that I
didnt see coming.
So I wont bore you anymore with a time consuming
review but just say that I found "Shaft" one of the most
entertaining movies of the summer, even without nudity.
Samuel L. Jackson is one bad-ass mother "shut your mouth",
Richard Roundtree comes off great as the uncle who knows
what John if fighting for, and sort of helps mentor the
younger Shaft into reality, but also how reality can be made
to work for you. The movie leads the door open for a sequel,
and Im actually hoping they consider a follow-up.
So, its 4 ½ stars for "Shaft." I was
entertained throughout, and maybe you will be too.
Thats if for this one! Im The Dude on the