The New Trash Movie “Superfly” is Capitalism Plus Dope


The new "Superfly" Movie is a bus, and according to many it is “Stupid, senseless, and total garbage.” According to an article by Julian Roman, a black journalist and film critic, on Movieweb Online, it is a movie that denigrates women and engages in racial stereotyping. The original "Superfly" movie was bad enough but this movie plays to “ghetto reinforcing mentality.” The movie deals with a drug dealer name “Priest.” There is nothing original in that name. He is trying to get out of the drug business and live happily ever after even though he has destroyed many young people’s lives with his drug sales. The original “Superfly” movie was the same baloney. The pimp leaves his crime life behind but there is no reconciliation of the lives he destroyed. Both “Superfly” bozos have no idea of the havoc they helped to create in their community, but they want to go away and live happily with the crimes that they already committed against their own community.

 

According to the Movieweb article, the movie characters are “depthless, stereotype reinforcing caricatures without a brain cell between them.” This simply means it is a “B” movie and not worth paying new movie prices for. In my opinion, the movie should be boycotted and trashed. Worst of all, the movie is aimed at making black women look really bad. The women in the movie are treated just like objects with zero degree brains. The two main women in the movie are both the girlfriends of this pimp slime bag and answer his every call. Real dumb! According to Ms. Roman this movie is simply described as a”damn shame.” It is a rap movie with no substance and fits in well with making black men look like thugs and bona fide fools. The lead actor, Trevor Jackson ought to be jacked slapped off the stage for agreeing to play such a boot licking pimp. The whole concept follows the original script of some criminal trying to make a big last score so he can forget about all of the lives he destroyed and leave the drug selling world. Never mind that he has a lot of explaining to do to the youth and parents whose lives he ruined.

 

This new “Superfly” movie is a waste and lacks the visual effects of the original. The director, a guy who unfortunately calls himself Director X, playing on a Malcolm X image, is anything but a man that would use an X at the end of his name. There are a few cheap lines in the movie like when a rival gang leader says, “This ain’t checkers, it’s chess,” when in fact a dumb gang banger would not even know that chess is not a game you can use in life without a lot more knowledge that goes beyond any chess game. I know a few folks that can play chess quite well but are terrible in the game of life! The film does not consider the victims of drug addiction as did the original and this completely sinks the movie to a complete low. I hope Mr. so-called Director X learns from this rot gut production and loses millions on this horrible film.

 

Director X is really Julien Christian Lutz and a film maker in  Canada. He is a music producer with a clothing line that might be sunk from making this trash. The film was rated “R” but that is a stretch. It is worse than that in some ways. The idea of a “Superfly” is mostly myth as hundreds of them have not outsmarted anybody. In fact, a lot of “Superflies” are setting in prison with no hope of ever getting out making some last super deal. Director X, and I hate called him that since it is being disrespectful to those brothers that have truly made a change, says of the drug dealers, “These are guys that are JUST (my emphasis) trying to sell their drugs and do their business and keep out of the violence, keep out of the foolishness.” What a jerk! Director X is so ignorant it is beyond belief. Because his character does not kill does not mean that selling drugs will not lead to a state of violence. Selling drugs is an act of violence in and of itself. You can’t wash your hands of violence when people are overdosing and going to the cemetery or jail from your capitalist enterprise. The original Black panthers had it right when they said, “Capitalism plus dope equals genocide.”  

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21 Jun 2018


By Mario Salas
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