Superfly (2018)

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Superfly (2018)

Run time: 116 min
Rating: 5.0
Genres: Action,Crime,Thriller
Director: Director X.
Writers: n/A
Stars: Trevor Jackson / Jason Mitchell / Michael Kenneth Williams / Lex Scott Davis…
Storyline
With retirement on his mind, a successful young drug dealer sets up one last big job, while dealing with trigger-happy colleagues and the police.
Details:
Language: English
Release Date: 13 Jun 2018 (Canada)

10 thoughts on “Superfly (2018)

  1. First I looked at the trailer….what a kick…then I looked at the movie…what a kick.. The acting….the plot…the genre…the dramaturgy… what a kick… It was literally a kick in the groin..

  2. Only watched it for the title, kind of feel conned now. Will get high ratings from 15 year olds. Hang on a second, that's disrespectful to 15 year olds.

  3. I went in with an open mind but that quickly changed. Seeing how relevant the original was to the times.(although it was also panned by the NAACP as glorifying street life). The lead in the original at least had the viewer understanding his angst as he wanted out. This version , I don't even know or care why he's disillusioned. The females representations are embarrassing .The Snow Patrol was straight out of a cartoon..(cleaning bill must be a mother). New Jack City was a better story on a drug dealer. You loved or hated Nino, but you had an opinion.. I particularly hated the gun play and Car chases.. In the original, I don't remember anybody getting shot.. This was just a way to get the shoot-em up fans and the Fast and Furious fans together.. I just think this was a story that didn't need to be remade..

  4. If you walk into Superfly with the intention of not taking it seriously….it's actually pretty fun for all the wrong reasons. What makes Superfly work is its jaded views on street credibility and several of the lead actors to bring some much needed levity to what is a rip-off of every crime drama that came before it.

    The plot is all you have heard a million times before. The whole "one big score to end it all" after a traumatic moment, corrupt cops, navigating through a Mexican drug cartel, all wrapped into a copy and paste style script. What makes it a little more worth while is the rival gang Snow Patrol, which is gloriously over the top in literally all white everything and filled with actors overacting in ways I haven't seen in a movie in a long time. So it's sad to say that there is a long period where they aren't the focus and the film reverts into familiar cartel territory, which is not investing at all.

    Trevor Jackson is okay in the lead role, but is clearly outstaged by his co-star Jason Mitchell, who is having more fun in the role than he is. He plays it pretty straight, but doesn't stretch his range out enough to make him captivating. Also the film runs 20 minutes too long and could have sliced a large amount of the ending to keep it more focused and internal.

    Superfly is simply harmless pulp that was close to being a guilty pleasure. In a post-Black Panther world, films like Superfly will have to beef up their reasons for existing by either going all the way absurd, or just asking new questions these characteristics. It's crime isn't its influence, but instead it lacks wings to truly fly.

    Rating: 4.5 / 10

  5. I kinda expected this movie to suck considering it was made by a guy who's so arrogant to call himself "Director X". The plot was thin the acting was bad. I do have to say one positive thing though, the idea of the film was a good one just poorly executed. 1/10 Thanks for reading my opinion on this flick. My review is too short apparently so let me see what else I can think of here… I did like the actor who played the lead, can't remember his name but I liked his style.

  6. …Super stinks!

    What is the point of all the remakes? What's next? Titanic? "This time, the ship doesn't sink because there are no icebergs thanks to global warming"… And wait for the dubstep music as Pjagck and Rowsche (with the modern douchebag spelling of normal names) twerk and do doggystyle in the ship's parking garage.

    Ron O'Neal was Youngblood Priest. Carl Lee was Eddie. Curtis Mayfield was the maestro behind the soundtrack. Together they made the original, proper Superfly.

    The 2018 remake is just as appealing as chewing already chewed gum.

  7. The original Super Fly is credited as being one of the original Blaxploitation movies along with Sweet Sweetback's Baadassssss Song and Shaft. All of which are considered essential movies in the genre.

    This remake hits all the right notes and it updates it for today's audiences but it doesn't really bring anything new or noteworthy to the mix. It's stylish and honestly feels more like an extended music video in some parts. Now part of that could very well be because of the director and his background. But that's good for music videos and not for a feature length movie.

    But the real issue is this movie has no real reason to exist. It's a remake that really is the same exact story as the original. I get why they wanted to make it but it doesn't bring anything really new to the mix.

    As a stand alone movie it's just kinda okay. As a remake it's just a tepid retelling of a much better story.

  8. With retirement on his mind, a successful young drug dealer sets up one last big job, while dealing with trigger-happy colleagues and the police. Superfly is a remake of a film with the same name from 1972 starring Jennifer Morrison, now this movie was just a waste of time from start to finish. The actors were phoning in, the characters were the stereotypical drug dealer and the movie was just awful to begin with it's like a Black Panther meets Shaft for the poor and even worse than both of those titles combined i'm afraid plus the shower scene? what was that now? like we're still doing this kind of things? (0/10)

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