New York City police detective John Shaft (nephew of the original 1970s detective) goes on a personal mission to make sure the son of a real estate tycoon is brought to justice after a racially-motivated murder.
Samuel L. Jackson,
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word - SHAZAM - this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into the grown-up superhero Shazam.
A teenage girl is raised underground by a kindly robot "Mother" -- designed to repopulate the earth following the extinction of mankind. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.
After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe.
Robert Downey Jr.,
JJ, aka John Shaft Jr. (Usher), may be a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend's untimely death, he needs an education only his dad can provide. Absent throughout JJ's youth, the legendary locked-and-loaded John Shaft (Jackson) agrees to help his progeny navigate Harlem's heroin-infested underbelly. And while JJ's own FBI analyst's badge may clash with his dad's trademark leather coat, there's no denying family. Besides, Shaft's got an agenda of his own, and a score to settle that's professional and personal.
At one point in the film Samuel L. Jackson tells his son that he got a real Super Bowl ring from L.T., referring to former NFL player Lawrence Taylor. This is also likely a reference to the previous Shaft (2000) in which Taylor appeared, although he was not playing himself but an actual character in the film. See more »
In the end of the movie, JJ unties Sasha's cuffed hands. A few scenes later, when Gordito is pointing his gun on Shaft, the hands of Sasha are tied up again. See more »
Midway through the end credits, a hip-hop song abruptly stops, we hear a radio scanning, and then it lands in the middle of an old-school R&B ballad. This is a callback to a scene earlier in the film when Jackson changes the station on the car radio. See more »
I just revisited Shaft (2000) last week after so many years; in the anticipation of viewing new one this week. Amazingly Shaft 2k is still way cooler than this one. Half baked storyline, scripting, subpar acting (apart from Samuel L. Jackson) makes it unbelievably drab watch. Felt like watching series pilot where new actors are trying to find their identity into the characters and still learning to grow into those rather than being them. Netflix shouldn't have made this or should have put more heart into rechanneling the soul from old to new.
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