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Career criminal Youngblood Priest wants out of the Atlanta drug scene, but as he ramps up sales, one little slip up threatens to bring the whole operation down before he can make his exit.
|Studio :||Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures, Silver Pictures,|
|Crew :||Art Department Assistant, Art Department Coordinator,|
|Cast :||Trevor Jackson Jason Mitchell Michael Kenneth Williams Lex Scott Davis Jennifer Morrison|
|Genre :||Action Thriller Crime|
One hour and a half of nothing
In truth, there is barely enough story here to make a film.
what a terribly boring film. I'm sorry but this is absolutely not deserving of best picture and will be forgotten quickly. Entertaining and engaging cinema? No. Nothing performances with flat faces and mistaking silence for subtlety.
It is neither dumb nor smart enough to be fun, and spends way too much time with its boring human characters.
I kinda expected this movie to suck considering it was made by a guy who's so arrogant to call himself "Director X". The plot was thin the acting was bad. I do have to say one positive thing though, the idea of the film was a good one just poorly executed. 1/10 Thanks for reading my opinion on this flick. My review is too short apparently so let me see what else I can think of here... I did like the actor who played the lead, can't remember his name but I liked his style.
The movie is a perfect modern day remake. I enjoyed watching the movie and was entertained throughout. The soundtrack is matches the movie. Trevor Jackson did a great job in the role. The movie did a good job reflecting the times. Excellent execution by the first time film maker.
I liked the original Super Fly, it's considered a blaxploitation classic. The movie had a lot of style and a killer soundtrack and I can see the cultural impact it had. This modern remake does the original justice in many ways. This new portrayal of Priest is just as stylish and cool, and even more of a badass with his new fighting skills. He even looks like the original actor quite a bit. The soundtrack for this movie is also really good and there are some pretty cool action scenes. However, none of it is groundbreaking and there isn't much new here that the original didn't already do. While I appreciated that the movie had a couple of twists and wasn't a complete rehash of the original, it's a story that's been seen many times before. Overall, I suppose it's good this was made to introduce the iconic character of Priest to a newer generation, but this movie is pretty much an extended cut of a rap music video, which for me wasn't such a bad thing.
'SUPERFLY': Four Stars (Out of Five)A remake of the classic 1972 blaxploitation crime flick 'SUPER FLY', about a career criminal who gets into a lot of trouble with both corrupt police, and other more ruthless drug dealers. The movie stars Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell, Michael Kenneth Williams, Lex Scott Davis, Jennifer Morrison, Brian F. Durkin, Jacob Ming-Trent, Kaalan Walker and Esai Morales. It was directed by Director X, and it was written by Alex Tse (who also co-wrote 2009's outstanding 'WATCHMEN'). The film has received mixed reviews from critics, and it's also performed very modestly at the Box Office as well. I enjoyed some of it (quite a bit), and other parts of it not so much. Youngblood Priest (Jackson) is a young and experienced coke dealer, in Atlanta. He's had multiple violent confrontations with other gangs in that area, and he really wants to change businesses. Priest travels to Mexico for one last big score there, and he runs into problems with dangerous cartel criminals there as well. He also begins being harassed by vicious corrupt police, who cause even more bloody problems for him.The movie is kind of routine and uninvolving at first. It's also really slow-paced for the first half of the film. Then it really picks up actually, and becomes much more interesting in the second half of the movie. None of it is great, or classic of course (like the original), but there's actually some pretty memorable scenes and characters towards the film's conclusion. I especially enjoyed Jennifer Morrison as a corrupt cop, and a scene involving a cartel boss punishing her own son (it's disturbingly memorable and classic)!