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.
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.
There is only a 6 year age difference between Richard Roundtree (Shaft I) and Samuel L. Jackson (Shaft II). See more »
When JJ Shaft and John Shaft come to JJ's apartment after a night out (when JJ puked on a woman) JJ checks his cellular phone that shows time being 12:27. The clock at the wall seems to be 4:32 only few seconds later. 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 »
Meh. I must say unlike many people I did enjoy the Samuel L. Jackson sequel of 2000 as it was mostly simple but cool fun mostly because Jackson was born to play a modern Shaft.
Now I was hyped to hear he would return for another sequel along with the original Shaft Richard Roundtree as well.
Too bad this sequel is truly a let down and worthy to be a Shaft film. The screenplay was beyond awful. Yes it was supposed to be more of a comedy but some jokes were really cringe worthy. Jessie T. Usher was horrible. Truly horrible. Its hard to define what he actually wanted to do with his character as he can do neither, cool now awkward. Nothing worked. Absolutely pathetic performance. Samuel L. Jackson was thankfully back to his expected coolness and really saved loads of the film with his appearance. Also what the hell was wrong with Regina Hall? Very weak turn after the last good years she had. The soundtrack was good as well so that was another saving point. Still it is another one of those sequels the world really did not need.
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