There hasn't been ethnic humour this delicious since All in the Family. White folks and black folks alike get their share of stereotyping and light-hearted racial jokes in this film, and it is good to see that. I think someone more versed in African-American culture would find more to laugh at than the rest of the audience (which was why the spectators at Cavendish Mall on opening weekend appeared to be rather befuddled and unamused) , but I still had to laugh even at the parts I didn't really get, like the orange soda dispenser in the car. Sure, I know the fried chicken and cornbread stereotype, but orange soda? HA! Eddie Griffin, Dave Chappelle, Chi McBride, Doogie Howser all gave hilarious performances. I was especially pleased to see Lando Calrissian himself, Billy Dee Williams, as the brainwashed general. There were some weaknesses though. Chris Kattan was just plain irritating and not funny in the least, the movie did get rather dull in the middle half hour, and some of the jokes got a little repetitive, but the style of humour and originality made up for it. Would've received a 7, but it gets an 8 for its gutsy, yet harmless racial humour.
|8/10||newscott13@ - 400 reviews|
10.6.2002 - age: 26-35
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