February 17, 2011

Netflix'ns: Super Fly

Netflix'ns is a series of review shorts of films discovered on Netflix, be it DVD or streaming. For better or worse, I sat through these films and have lived to tell the tale. These are not so much reviews as just comments on the film watched. This is also a work in progress.

Would you believe that I had never seen this before? Probably. Why wouldn't you? And what reason do I have to lie? In any case I have recently been exploring some films, good and bad, through the magic of Netflix Watch Instantly that I have not seen before. This service is just great for anyone into movies.

I have never watched much in the way of blaxploitation. Recently I watched Black Belt Jones and loved it and now I have seen Super Fly. I have to say that as much as I enjoyed Super Fly, I liked Jones a good deal more. I think I liked the more cartoonish nature of Black Belt Jones, plus Jim Kelly is just a bad ass.

With that said, I cannot discount Ron O'Neal as Priest. This is one guy who knows what he wants and he gets it. Priest is a cocaine dealer who sees that the endgame is likely death if he doesn't get out. So, he sets out to bag one last score and get out. The problem is the supplier has other plans for Priest.

The music is great, the look is great, and it has style to spare. However, as much as I liked it, I found I could not really connect with it. Regardless, this is a movie to watch and enjoy as a great example of 70's era blaxploitation.

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