<Todd>’s review published on Letterboxd:
"Not the orphanage!" - Black Dyamite,
Chilli and donuts sounds delicious, I don't know what's going on in that neighborhood but I would visit that place on the daily.
WOW...I'm 11 years late but this movie is an astounding tribute to the 1970s blaxploitation era of films. Black Dynamite is the story of an urban super-hero trying to save downtown. White guys are the enemy, the government is cracking down on black people, and pimping is the work of an honest man. The soundtrack rocks and the all the musical cues are perfect. The cinematography really captures the essence of great 1970s movies like Shaft, Dolemite, Truck Turner, etc. I'm in!
Most of all, this movie is funny as fudge. Michael Jai White cracks my ass up as Black Dynamite, a character that feels like he belongs in a James Bond film produced by Rudy Ray Moore. I think this establishes a good comedic tone by going far on the satire and occasional slapstick but not going so far that the film becomes absurd and loses it's story. Really I'm going to like almost anything with the line "Man, this time these crackers have gone too far."