29 July 2012 10:31 AM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Remakes, sequels, reboots: these are common parlance in the film industry today and have been since its birth, really.  There is no film property immune to this, especially a successful one.  And though the blaxploitation genre, which reached its height of popularity in the 1970s, still enjoys a rabid cult following, few of the attempts to re-energize this vital branch of American film have been very successful.

Until now.

Black Dynamite, the 2009 film starring Michael Jai White, is now also an animated series now airing Sundays on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim.  And while the character and his world may still effectively be a cult happening, it is clear that Black Dynamite is the most successful blaxploitation property to hit the streets since platform shoes went out of fashion.  Loaded with sex, violence, and sex and violence, Black Dynamite is the true sequel to Shaft that fans have been waiting for. »

- Jimmy Callaway

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