When Priest, a young but experienced coke dealer in Atlanta, realizes it's time to get out of the trade, he risks it all on one last score. Double-crossing his mentor, Priest heads to Mexico to connect with the cartel that serves as the source of his product.Written by
The film director, Director X l, a.k.a Little X, was a visual consultant on director Hype William's 1998 classic "hood" film: Belly. Some of the visual aesthetics seen in Belly are updated in SuperFly. See more »
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Written by Lil Jon (as Jonathan H. Smith), Freeway (as Leslie Pridgen) and Nassir D. Crawford
Produced by Nassir D. Crawford
Performed by Lil Jon and Bangladesh featuring Freeway and CyHi the Prynce
Lil Jon appears courtesy of Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Freeway appears courtesy of Roc Nation See more »
The original Super Fly is credited as being one of the original Blaxploitation movies along with Sweet Sweetback's Baadassssss Song and Shaft. All of which are considered essential movies in the genre.
This remake hits all the right notes and it updates it for today's audiences but it doesn't really bring anything new or noteworthy to the mix. It's stylish and honestly feels more like an extended music video in some parts. Now part of that could very well be because of the director and his background. But that's good for music videos and not for a feature length movie.
But the real issue is this movie has no real reason to exist. It's a remake that really is the same exact story as the original. I get why they wanted to make it but it doesn't bring anything really new to the mix.
As a stand alone movie it's just kinda okay. As a remake it's just a tepid retelling of a much better story.
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