Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Shaft in Africa

Shaft is back and this time he has to break up a modern day slave trade.

African men are working for Europeans for a small amount of money every month. Half of that money is collected by the slave traders.

Shaft is working for the Oraganization for African Unity. He poses as an African and infiltrates the slave ring. But someone keeps blowing his cover, so Shaft is constantly fighting for his life.

Well, don't feel too bad for him. This is pre-AIDS Africa, so you KNOW he's gonna get laid.

Throw in some cool fight scenes, beautiful shots of African nature, and some great dialogue and you've got yourself a good movie.

One of the best lines in the movie:
Shaft had previously beaten up one of the Africans assisting the Europeans in the slave trade.

The Africans are loaded up into a truck and dropped in the desert. They will be taken to a boat by some Arabs.

The man in charge, Zubair, commends Shaft, posing as an African named "Jowi," for beating up the African. As a reward, "Jowi" will get to ride a camel with the Arabs instead of walking.

Zubair: You know how to ride camel?
Shaft: No ride camel. Ride ass!