What is the opposite of “Woke”? Whatever it is, anything that goes against the increasingly insane, but very loud minority we have stupidly allowed to own Western public discourse is regarded as “Problematic”.
So of course, a throwback movie to a 70s Blaxploitation icon is going to have an issue. It will be subjected to moral relativism. This will allow these overexcitable little cherubs to whip themselves up into their sexual ecstasy-like triggered state.
And how! The “black private dick who’s a sex machine with all the chicks” has got them good. They are literally shaking right now and they can’t even!
Shaft follows the 1970s original with Richard Roundtree and the 2000 follow-up with Samuel L. Jackson as Roundtree’s character’s nephew.
“A strange, angry attack on modernity that feels like the result of a group of bitter men griping about the metrosexualisation of a younger generation.”
Katie Walsh of the Tribune News Service says:
“How about more “Shaft,” but with more hacky jokes about millennials and an incredibly ugly homophobic streak?”
Hoai-Tran Bui of Slashfilm calls Shaft:
“…a shadow of its former self that revels in a cartoonishly hyper-masculine nostalgia of a bygone era.”
Charles Barfield of The Playlist praises Jackson’s comedic performance but points to:
“…the tired plot, and potentially problematic jokes…”
Shaft gets a cinematic release in the US from Friday, then goes straight to Netflix for the rest of the world in July.