Before Carmen Electra's spoof of Baywatch in Scary Movie, there was Flyguy with goldfish heels!!! Significant in that it was the launching pad for Keenan Ivory Wayans' career and therefore that of several others, Jim Carrey included. Keenan, despite an impressive physique, is amiable, sweet, and rather innocuous but he so wants to be a tough guy. I saw this as a pre-teen, and again as a teenager, and again as an adult and I never ceased bawling. The heroes were super cool guys and gals that took no crap from the crooks, be they black or white. Problem is his mom Ja'net DuBois keeps coming to his rescue! But this is far more than just a send up of Shaft.
Humor illuminates the idiocy of racism, and helps us see it more clearly. Jack Spade and the other main characters are so outrageous and over the top it makes the characters and situations in the film wilder and funnier it's almost like looking at a cartoon that is more insane than the Blaxploitation movies the film's making fun of. When the kids are at least teens, then it's probably okay to let them know the truth--that this is a great little comedy. Though I realize that this movie may not be for everyone, it is a classic to those grew up in this generation. Antonio Fargas is terrific and cool as Flyguy,a pimp.
Unlike these other works, the jokes are not are consistently funny. Big John Vernon is underway as a means to save their neighborhood and make Keenan's wimpy returning soldier into a black hero as he wants so badly. His pursuit of justice lead to one gut-busting event after another. Big, quickly realizing it takes a little more than weaponry to make it as a black hero. It has a zany side but unlike many other romps of this ilk, it is tempered by a slightly dark edge and raw subject matter of gang violence. I laughed till I had to take a puff from my inhaler and I don't even have asthma! There were appearances by Damon Wayans, Kadeem Hardison, Jim Brown, Isaac Hayes, Antonio Fargas and even a young Chris Rock.
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka still reigns as one of my favorite comedies of all time. Brown and Hayes are so much fun together Brown has foot trouble, with his bunion towards the end quite a hideous sight, while Hayes loads up with so much ammunition at one point that when he falls all the weapons go off incapacitating him! So, are we overgolded yet? Lots of big stars have worked in exploitation films. We now dress up twice a year with all the Afro wigs, white lipstick, and crocheted mini's we can find. Big, the neighborhood crime lord. It is hard for me not to feel like they were a missed opportunity.
Would I object to a funny movie dealing with the same material? He also wrote and stars in this production. I have seen this movie many, many times and it is funny every time I see it. This movie was the first I'd ever seen of just about all the actors: Keenen, Damon Wayans, John Witherspoon, and Chris Rock. Big John Vernon , the white crime leader responsible for selling gold chains on the streets. Keenan Ivory Wayans wrote, directed, and starred in this spoof of blaxploitation movies and I've got to say, He did a very accurate job. Kadeem Haridison and Damon Wayans as two thugs working for Mr. His name is Jack Spade.
The black heroes in his cast all serve as reminders of the blaxploitation boom in the 1970s. Laughs are found everywhere, with Wayans finding a strong rhythm to the feature, keeping on task as a parody of blacksploitation formula as he samples weird asides, including running gags concerning fear of annoying Amway salesmen and an extended depiction of Cheryl's demonic transformation due to menstrual cramps. What makes it stand up is the sheer lunacy of some of the set-pieces, and the cast which would make any blaxploitation picture salute with pride. John Vernon is delightful as Mr. » Show more for I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Blu-ray. It's really good to see Antonio Fargas back in a film making fun of his 1970s image. But here all of the ethnic jokes are in a movie made by blacks, and so that takes off the curse, I guess.
The gags are timed to perfection in this movie and is a cannon of great quotes and catch phrases. But, for everyone else, this is a hilarious film. This is the movie that put all of the Wayans on the map. You don't have to know the old films to enjoy this but it does help a few times. Source remains in decent shape, with no major points of damage detected. Additionally, many old stars of the genre are here, though I might have enjoyed seeing a few more of them.
The movie was a blast and you'll roll on the floor in hysteria watching as Ann Marie Johnson reveals her flaws to Jack Spade. In the tradition of Airplane! It's a crispier track, teasing a few shrill highs during heated moments, but it's never clouded, keeping dialogue exchanges easy to follow, also preserving comedic beats. Unprepared for the fight to reclaim his neighborhood, Jack seeks out help from John Slade Bernie Casey , a retired legend of the street who still has a taste for action. If they don't have it, than steal it from the guy who rented it! Big and laughs and chaos ensue. When, Army Boy, Jack Spade played by Keenan Ivory Wayans comes home to the Bronx, where his momma has kept his room the way it was the day he left, he has no idea that he is about to be swept into a crime triangle to try and stop Mr.