BLACK DYNAMITE Movie Trailer – Premiere’s at Sundance 2009

     December 25, 2008

Written by Steve ‘Frosty’ Weintraub

Out of all the 2009 Sundance movies I’d read about, without a doubt “Black Dynamite” was near the top of my must see list. And that was before I watched the insanely amazing trailer that’s below.

If you haven’t heard of the movie yet…imagine if someone made a 70’s Blacksploitation movie today. Except it isn’t a modern movie at all…it’s been made to look like it’s from the 70’s and it’s got all the usual cliché’s to go with it.

Trust me, after watching the trailer for “Black Dynamite” you’ll be wishing you were at this year’s Sundance.

Anyway, here’s the trailer followed by the synopsis from the Sundance website. I really think this is going to be one of the most buzzed about movies at the Festival. It could end up being one of the big sales…especially if the movie plays well with the sometimes fickle Sundance audience.

trailer removed at request of studio

When “the man” kills his brother, pumps heroin into the local orphanage, and floods the ghetto with a secret weapon disguised as Anaconda Malt Liquor, there is only one brother bad enough, strong enough, and brave enough to take them on: the legendary Black Dynamite. Black Dynamite is a throwback with an attitude. Hilarious, campy, hot, and sexy, it plays with every cliché from 1970s film and television, with a few new ones thrown in for color. Director Scott Sanders doesn’t need to show his hand to get his point across, making it even more fun to watch. He has miraculously assembled a huge cast that all perfectly tread the line between satire and spoof. Crazy kudos need to go to our leading man, played by Michael Jai White, who offers a pitch-perfect performance in every take. Art direction and costumes are flawless, and the flocked wallpaper holds it own against the faux fur and poly-blend wardrobe. Black Dynamite has something for everyone: chase scenes, gunfights, a house of ill repute, some karate action, and a star with a killer body who takes on bad guys with—and without—his shirt on. And if this isn’t enough, Sanders does the near impossible: he sustains the comedy while taking a nice big sucker punch at the underlying politics of our time.

“Black Dynamite” stars Michael Jai White, Tommy Davidson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Arsenio Hall, Byron Minns, andKym Whitley.

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