Black Dynamite – Film Review (BIFF)

Black Dynamite is a former CIA agent who is called back into service when ‘the man’ attacks his family, gets children addicted to drugs and takes the fight to African-American men in a very personal way. Set in the 1970’s, Black Dynamite is partly spoof, partly a homage to the blackploitation films of the time. As you’d expect much of the film and much of the plot is set in the ghetto, and focusses on drug dealers, pimps and general kung-fu treachery. Black Dynamite is the one man willing to take the fight from the blood-soaked city streets all the way to The White House.

Black Dynamite

Michael Jai White is amazing as Black Dynamite and never once breaks character, playing it straight so well that is just makes things even funnier. Black Dynamite is a martial arts warrior, has a second sense about bad guys, has an amazing gift for fashion and is of course an absolute hit with the ladies, all the ladies. It’s safe to say that this film is hilarious – there is some awesomely deliberate over-acting, bad choregraphy, great use and reference to cinematic cliches, and flawed scene continuity throughout. The storyline is ridiculous and ridiculously funny, as is the accompanying musical soundtrack.

This movie is just so fun and so enjoyable – the oneliners are great, but the overall story is also fantastically funny. I certainly hope it secures a wide release later in the year. What more can I say? You’ll laugh, you’ll cry (because of all the laughing), and then you’ll laugh some more.


  1. shraddha

    its on my must watch list now,,,
    .-= shraddha´s last blog ..Solitude =-.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Shraddha – I hope you love it, Black Dynamite was just such a fun, and very funny movie. If you ever catch it, be sure to tell me what you think of it! 8)

  2. Paul

    Cool, that is my kind of movie. I will get the DVD.
    .-= Paul´s last blog ..No Scratching During Takeoff! =-.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Paul – Black Dynamite must honestly be one of the funniest movies I’ve seen in quite a while… homage and spoof in perfect and hilarious combination…

  3. Pingback: Quit Your Day Job » Brisbane International Film Festival – Moon

  4. Arjan

    it better be out in the cinema’s overhere soon!
    .-= Arjan´s last blog ..Good and bad news =-.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Arjan – I certainly hope Black Dynamite does manage to get a wide ranging cinema release… it’s just too much of a fun film for it not to be appreciated by a wide audience.
      There is a bit of violence which perhaps will impact on the rating, and therefore possibly the release, that the film achieves. I guess even if it only makes it’s way to DVD, it would be better than nothing.

  5. Ricardo

    This is totally a homage to blackploitation films and more from the looks of it. I mean we will never have an era where blackploitation films will be released with the normalcy and frequency of yesteryear so this send up will do.
    .-= Ricardo´s last blog ..Acting Like An Author By Raul Ramos y Sanchez =-.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Ricardo – Yep, Black Dynamite is heaps of fun and kind of walks (very well) the fine line between homage and spoof (with a little something extra). Just a great enjoyable watch and the entire cast play their parts to absolute perfection. I hope it comes out in the cinemas on worldwide release.

Comments are closed.