Friday, February 4, 2011
Welcome Home Brother Charles
Dir: Jamea Fanka
A few years back I watched a film called Blaxploiteasin' which was a compilation of Blaxploitation trailers where I first had heard of this film and shortly there after I saw the trailer again on a volume of 42nd street Pete's trailer compilations, and after seeing the short add for this film for some reason I really wanted to check this one out. Now with Blaxploitation History month upon us I felt this would be the perfect time to track it down and check it out and I have to say, I was truly let down by this one as it is in honesty just bland and the pay off though funny and ridiculous it is just lame and not worth watching the first hour of the film waiting for it.
The story in itself is simple enough, as Charles is arrested during a drug deal went wrong and upon being taken into custody dirty cop Harry beats Charles and attempts to castrate him in the process due to his Penis envy and apparent jealousy of all black men assuming they are all well endowed. His theory is later solidified as Harry's wife is caught cheating on him with a black man and when she is confronted about it she is quick to tell him how inadequate he is in comparison to her big black lover. So Charles is sentenced to three years in prison after having an outburst during his court date.
Ass-Kickin' : 4 ( not much of note at all mostly just dialog)
Ass and Tittay's:3 ( For a movie about a killer penis seducing women we only get two pairs of breasts)
Jive: 5 ( below par for the genre, Not one quote worth remembering)
Funk: 5 ( Pretty bland soundtrack in a genre full of classic music this one falls epically short)
Playa's and Whitey's:4 ( A pretty bland cast and nothing worth mentioning)
Overall on the Funk-O-Meter: 4.5 out of 10