That movie would have been better if they’d cast either Wesley Snipes or Don Cheadle.
No it really wouldn’t have been.
Is it time for a chorus of “She Got the Gold Mine, I Got the Shaft”?
Or Robert Kilroy Silk…
Fixed that for you.
Yeah, same here. Liked Bale a lot, everything else about the movie not so much.
But they did cast Richard Roundtree.
To sit in a bar and be Uncle John Shaft.
It was like watching Sean Connery turn up in a Bond movie and then having someone turn up and be James Bond Jr…No offense to SLJ. He’s a great actor.
Now he’s great uncle shaft. Totally different.
I’m pretty sure he was always a Great Uncle Shaft. Hush Yo’ Mouth…
…as you may have gathered, I may be slighted obsessed with the original Shaft movie (and probably more particularly the soundtrack…that and Curtis Mayfield’s Superfly soundtrack).
Roundtree and I graduated from the same university.
Shut your mouth!
Then we can dig it.
He’s a complicated man and no one understands him but his woman…
You’re damn right.
I love the way the pop-up bit at the start of the Paddington 2 trailer evokes the 1970s cartoon series. I’m going to assume that’s deliberate.