Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
So nearly 20 years after Samuel L Jackson took over the role of Shaft he’s back once again for a sequel/reboot that has more in common with 21 Jump Street and Starsky & Hutch in tone than it does the original shaft films. Arriving in the UK direct to Netflix just weeks after its US release and with a bucket load of poor reviews, expectations were VERY low. Which makes it a real surprise that the film was as good as it was. Yup it won’t change the world and it certainly won’t win an awards but Jackson & Usher have great chemistry, the support cast are fine and the script knows what it has to do and when teh film finally reunites 3 generations of Shaft you cant help but smile. Yup the villains are mere cardboard cut outs, the story wafer thin and the plot you’ve seen before. YET I laughed, I cheers and I dug it. Well worth watch.
Best Bit: Jackson was made for this quipping type role
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream
If You Liked this Try: 21 Jump Street, Shaft (2000), Starsky & Hutch