You’re really running out of excuses to see “Black Dynamite.”
Those who’ve seen Michael Jai White’s 2009 blaxsploitation parody, have a cookie. Better yet, have some chili and donuts. You deserve it. As for the rest of you, go on Pirate Bay or Netflix and catch up. Not only does White’s directorial debut serve as a model for how slapstick is done, but it’s also a primer for what’s probably the funniest thing that hit the small screen in 2012: Adult Swim’s “Black Dynamite” animated series, all 10 episodes of which are available online for your viewing pleasure.
So where am I going with all this ass-kissery? Basically more hilarious shit from White and his gang (Tommy Davidson, Byron Minns, Kim Whitley, maybe Arsenio Hall and John Salley) is in the pipeline, and I just don’t want you to miss out. The only good thing, apparently, that came out of last week’s red carpet premiere of “Alex Cross” (the Tyler Perry serial-killer-thriller that inspired one critic “to lose hope in humanity”), was a sound bite from the “Black Dynamite” director, explaining how the gang’s next project will whoop up a number six on the collaborative effort between Mel Brooks and Richard Pryor.
White tells CraveOnline:
In the inception of “Black Dynamite” there were a few type[s] of ideas we were going to do. Kind of like Monty Python, use the same cast but do different type[s] of movies … We had discussed, and it looks like we’re getting closer to the decision of something that would be an homage to “Blazing Saddles.” [...] It’s a western comedy in that spirit of “Blazing Saddles,” but you mix that with “Buck and the Preacher.”
OK, so I’ve never seen “Buck and the Preacher” and haven’t bothered to even look it up, but you get the point: In a couple years, we’ll have a really funny movie to look forward to. ‘Til then, it’s more screwing and playing chess.