Netflix's Shaft Review & Comments

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    1. Casimir Harlow

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      So Richard Roundtree (76) plays Samuel L's (70) dad?

      I know the original Shaft was a bad mutha, but c'mon.....
       
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      Cas, I have a question about this.

      Who's the black private dick who's a sex machine to all the chicks?
       
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      I think a 5 is overly generous Cas. Having forced myself to watch until the credits rolled, I thought it was barely worthy of a 3/10. Amateur night all round, and a script so juvenile it almost beggers belief. Very wooden acting across the board too. An absolute waste of everyone's time (mine included).
       
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      Sad, isn't it, just how much Netflix content – ESPECIALLY the movies – is average or worse. Netflix is quantity over quality these days. There's still the odd delicious, crunchy crouton here and there, but they're floating in a bowl of cold gibbon sh*t.
       
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      Too be fair, some people out there might like it, and I'd be interested to hear their take if so. I just found it so bad on almost every level. I feel like Netflix owe me a refund this month based on that detritus...Avoid.
       
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      If youre an existing subscriber and have watched a lot of the stuff that interested you when you first joined, you are likely now faced with a sub increase - perhaps to £12 a month. Does the stuff now being released each month justify this amount per year? Nah.
       
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      I don't think I'll bother with SLJ's one-trick-pony here.
      The originals were first seen when I was 10 or so and imprinted in mind of what a cool black man could be.
      Sounds like this needs the boot, as opposed to reboot.
       
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      Cas, guess you didn't enjoy this. Thanks for the review
      Will give a go during the ironing.
       
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      I just watched the trailer and it looks like they turned it into a comedy.
      Modern films seem to be obsessed with wise-cracks. I blame Tony Stark.
       
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      Thanks for the heads up Cas, Doubt I will watch this.

      I thought the earlier film was quite good and had a decent enough story. Bale played the villain well also. Such a shame they have wasted the chance to do something more ala Denzel!
       
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      I've not read the review ( sorry Cas ) , I'm kinda fond of SLJs Shaft in his first stab of the reboot . I'm 44.34 in on this and may not last much longer , it's awful , really awful . If they wanted to go the comedic route then make if funny for fudge sake .
       
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      Good luck making it to the end. It only gets worse matey...
       
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      It thinks it's a comedy. The viewer has other ideas though...
       
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      Far better films than this get watched in my house during the ironing! :)
       
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      I thought the first reboot was crap. I won't bother with this.
       
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      Thanks for watching this crap so we don't have to.
       
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      Thanks for filtering this one for us @Casimir Harlow :smashin:

      A shame it’s no good especially with Sam Jackson in it o_O
       
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      to be fair, Netflix didn't make this. It's another that's been bought in from a studio (Paramount?) that didn't want to release it because it's too crap to make them any money. Netflix have an open door policy for anything like that, it seems.
       
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      Netflix are the 21st century equivalent/alternative to what was once known as the purgatory of “DTV.” :D
       
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      I agree. Everything is made by outside studios, but it's the netflix name plastered across it. And they are devaluing their brand by offering up a relentless supply of terrible films.
       
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      Although, paradoxically, they do obviously have really good TV content sitting alongside the mediocre/poor Netflix “exclusive” movies. For example, I’ve just discovered the brilliance that is Black Mirror. :)
       
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      £12 is still small in the large scheme of things. Folks on here spend £20 on 1 single 4K Blu Ray disc, £12 on a single bottle of wine etc;

      Netflix is value for money regardless on how you look at it, there are plenty of quality content on too which is far too often dismissed.
       
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      I'm still happy to pay, and see it as good value for all the TV shows and legacy material. There's no denying that the films they publish are pretty terrible though.
       
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      I watched this last night but i'm sorry guys but i kinda liked it.....i had no real expectations of this and i had fun with this.
      Is it really good ? no but not as bad as you guys say it is.....but that's just my opinion :)

      Warner made this with Netflix and it got a theatrical release in the US barely making 18 million to this point. So yeah a flop.

      But that doesn't stop me from thinking this is mindless fun ! 6 out of 10 from me.
       
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      I watched it last night and quite enjoyed it.

      No where near as good as say Denzel in 'The Equalizer' - but watchable.

      ... watched with a bottle of wine so that might have helped ;-)
       
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      This should absolutely come with strict instructions to consume at least 6 or 7 units of alcohol before viewing....;)
       
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      Sage words :)
       
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      I watched this whilst making my weekly roll ups lol.

      3/10 for me.
      Wanna watch something good?
      Try "The Chosen Ones"
       
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      Well a lot of negativity about this film, I for one think it was quite good no problem with the comedy in fact it was well done.As for the score of 5 think that’s a bit mean,my score 7+7 for the sound track.just watch it for yourself i for one take no notice of other people’s scores or comments on films till Ive watched them myself,
       
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