Saturday, February 12, 2011
Sweet Jesus, Preacherman
Dir:Henning Schellerup (The Black Bunch/ The Black Alley Cats)
Starring: Roger E. Moseley (Leadbelly/The Mack/Hit man/Magnum P.I.)
William Smith (Hell Comes To Frogtown/Conan The Barbarian/Boss Nigger)
Merla Gibbs (Black Belt Jones/The Jefferson's/227)
Sweet Jesus Preacher Man is a refreshing take on the genre with an original story and Some great characters strewn about. The film focuses on Cyrus Holmes a hit man for hire who is put on by a local mob boss Martelli to take out some people in order to take back his streets and drug game. The film begins with Holmes slaying a few of his targets , First pushing a mans car into on coming traffic causing a deadly collision , then One is zapped by a sabotaged electric fence and the most brutal is when Holmes enters the Hotel room of a gentleman posing as a Pest control worker then dousing the man with pesticide before Lighting him on fire and sending him out of a window high above the street, Down to his death.
At this point Martelli wants to know how his plans are coming along and Holmes decides he is going to take over the streets and Martelli's brackets so this of course upsets the mob boss and his goons are sent to take The Rev. out. We get our final showdown in the church where a gunfight and brawl takes place with a few of Martelli's goons set out to finish off Holmes and after disposing f the hired hands The reverend does get shot but we don't see who does it. Although he does survive as Eddie Stoner comes to the rescue and the group drives off leaving this film with sort of an open ending which I was kind of disappointed with.
Ass-Kickin' : 6 ( Pretty standard but good stuff especially the opening assassinations work really well to set the pace.)
Jive:6 ( While in the Rev.Lee Role the dialog really shines through and the entire character really just screams bad ass)
Funk: 6 ( Nice soundtrack although there are only a few songs featured they are all good especially Sweet Sticks theme)
Playa's and Whitey's : 6 ( Pretty standard fair with the exception of the Holmes/Lee character which really stands out)
Ass And Tittay's: 4 ( Not too much nudity in this one but really wasn't necessary to keep eyes on the screen)
Overall in the Funk-O-Tron: 6 out of 10