Tim Storry's action comedy sabotage the social conscience of an emblematic franchise.
] Independent Day: Revival ) plays John "JJ" Shaft Jr., an FBI data analyst seeking help from his alien father, private detective John Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson), after JJ Karin's longtime best friend (Avan Joghia) dies under mysterious circumstances. By combining their skills, JJ and John soon find a criminal plot involving Carin's Veteran Services Group, a local supermarket that makes incredibly generous donations to a famous mosque in Harlem and supplies heroin from the Middle East to Pierro "Gordita" Carrera (Isaach de ) Bankole), a powerful drug lord John, who was trying to take down before the birth of JJ. But when JJ's FBI chiefs are too concerned about public opinion about ethnic profiling to properly follow the evidence of the shafts, the father and son are forced to take the law into their own hands to surrender Karin's murderers to justice and protect the streets of New York.
To be honest, none of that matters except the joke between JJ and John Shaft ̵
Work on a scenario from Kenya Barris  Girls Trip TV Black-ish ), Story directs every scene as a series in audience search, with Usher and Jackson working each other at maximum volume, then occasionally creating a confusing mess from images that are supposed to form a scene of action. But worse than editing pictures is the use of music from the movie, a collection of hip-hop and wall-to-wall r & b that sounds as if they were jumping on CDs, considering how bad poems and choruses are clapped together to make action – and the scenes themselves – feel less abrupt in their rhythms. Meanwhile, the score of Christopher Lancet (19659004) Uncle Drew is an irresistible attempt to make several leitmotifs of Isaac Hayes's iconic music for the 1971 original.
Still, it somehow succeeds -the renowned name in the movie before its predecessors. Story's efforts to play with the cinematic style of the 1970s, including numerous screen shots and editing edits, not only feel frivolous, they are remarkably meaningless. But the worst of all – and the most inexplicable, considering Barris' genealogy combining comedy and commentary – treating real social problems like poverty and drug abuse is not just casual, it is irresponsible. No film with this name should have drug users whose state or despair serves as multiple strikes.
However, it seems that Jackson enjoys the chance to be in a movie where he is not just the top-account, but actually becomes the main character in most scenes, while Usher testifies to talent and charisma worthy of a better material to show it. But Regina Hall (19659004) Little ) as John's ex-May, and especially Alexandra Shipp Dark Phoenix ), as Sasha, JJ's future love interest, if Maya is particularly busy being a shriek and a prophet, and Sasha almost entirely exists to strengthen JJ's growing masculinity under his father's manic direction. How a movie with such anemic female heroes – including Lauren Veles (19659004) in the Spider-Verse ) as a shadowy supermarket owner – managed to extract from them the best performances on the screen is unclear but they are easy -warming and dynamic heroes. Finally, Shaft falls in the same category as Men in Black: International – Restart, with each one of them. Only for a week when men go out in black: International shaft can not be the worst opening of the movie in the theaters.