Samuel L. Jackson taking over the character of hard-boiled detective and suave ladies man John Shaft from Richard Roundtree is pure exploitation glory. No, scratch that. It's cinematic justice. Detective John Shaft is working the beat when he's called to the scene of a brutal bar fight. A young black dude got punched half to death by a racist prick named Walter Wade (Christian Bale), who turns out to be the spoiled son of a multimillionaire. Shaft looses his cool when Wade mocks the dying black guy, and punches him out in front of the TV cameras. As a result, Wade is let out on bail Shaft is reassigned to some backwater duty.
|"Say WHAT one more time!" Oh wait...|
|Christian Bale's Walter Wade is one of the greatest douchebags to ever grace the screen.|
|The one and only Peoples.|
|No such thing as too much swagg for Shaft.|
Best scene: The apartment gunfight & the car chase that follows is solid stuff.
Best line: There's way too many good ones to choose from. All of Peoples' lines are great. "Tiger Woo... I laik heem."
TL;DR - Kick back and watch Sam Jackson lay down the motherf*cking law - 7.5/10