Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Shaft Review - 3 Stars
Jessie Usher holds his own with screen legends Samuel L. Jackson and Richard Roundtree as the third generation Shaft. Old school meets millennial in this sly R-rated comedy. 3 stars, rated "R."
"Shaft" begins with the iconic theme and graphics, and introduces us to Samuel L. Jackson in a 1989 shootout. Updating to current times, we meet Jessie Usher, an FBI cyber security expert, who hates guns and avoids violence... the opposite of his father and grandfather. When a friend dies a suspicious death, the youngest Shaft must reconnect with father and grandfather to solve the case. The plot is the same old thing; but the comedy and clash of generations make this story fun. Samuel L. Jackson is hard to resist, and the moment they recruit the original Shaft delights.