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Movie Review – Superfly

Synopsis

Cocaine kingpin Youngblood Priest realizes that it’s time to get out of the game after surviving a violent attack from a crazed rival. Hoping for one last score, Priest and his partner travel to Mexico to arrange a deal. The career criminal now finds himself trying to outmaneuver the cartel, two corrupt police officers and all the double-crossers that threaten his path to freedom.

Initial release: 13 June 2018 (USA)

Director: Director X

Budget: $16–29 million

Box office: 20.8 million USD

Producers: Future, Joel Silver

Review

Yooooooooo!

The ending of this movie legit got me like:😂

And it’s interesting, because I didn’t think I would be able to watch the movie to the end.

Basically, Superfly is a 2018 American crime film and a remake of the 1972 blaxploitation film Super Fly, following a career criminal who tries to get out of the Atlanta drug scene, only to have one bad deal put him in harm’s way.

The plot twists, stunts, and dramatics, were enough to keep me going, and even though the movie seems like it might have had the potential to be something way bigger, I still like it like that!😁

First off, the movie starts off in a fly-ish way that sort of gets your attention (asides the title), and even though at first you might get a low budget, “is this a Trey Songz meet 21 Savage meet Kevin Hart” kinna characters feel from the movie, you’ll nonetheless start to tune in to the movie.

The movie, produced by Future, actually makes you feel like you are delving into how a real life rapper lives a gangsta-ish kind of lifestyle, and how it feels to literally just live life on the edge of your seat.

There’s a cameo from Rick Ross, and boy are the flashy rides sweeeet to watch! Look at Priest’s Lexus! Mad!

Halfway into the movie, you really won’t start to mind the soft-spoken vibe the main lead seems to have, for a cocaine kingpin, but I guess that was like the whole point for the writer(s), because it humanizes the character in such a way that you appreciate how sweet revenge for him and his team is.

Revenge sweetness that will have you like;

Then stunts and shooting scenes that also got me literally like:

Lmao, anyway I might be exaggerating, but tbh, for someone who rarely watches or even finishes movies like this, this one got my attention!

And I can truthfully say I enjoyed it, because I feel like it covered most of the loopholes and filled up most possible unanswered questions you might develop about the characters.

Movie is rated 18 though for nudity and sex scenes.

Anyway,

Rating – 7/10

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