Nov 23, 2008

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka

The Wayans brother/brothers have created another parody classic in the guise of a blaxploitation spoof. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka is essentially a post-blaxploitation flick. But not in such familiar territory that Master P. once tried to dominate with his horrible film aptly titled Black Supaman. Exhibit A: Notice the Supaman. Surely these ebonic syllables must be a dramatic representation of the urban roots. With the words "Git" and "Sucka", The Wayans Brothers have already snagged half of the black population in as a potential audiences.

To first dissect the blaxploitation genre is your first step. One must realize that blaxploitation is a mongrelized stab at film noir aimed towards the Negro kind. If some sort of dramatized action/female empowerment attempt were to be made cinematically to lure in the young black kids, it would be an exercised notion to expunge all the nihilistic attitude in the black actors. The same femme-fatale with guns shtick still stands, but prostitution and black widowing are on two sides of the female spectrum. Blaxploitation manages to parody not only the film noir genre, but also its own niche. It's purely race entertainment. One might even become "more white" while watching these films. Same to say as most of Wu-Tang Clan's demographic has suddenly turned paler.

The Wayans Brothers successfully make a mockery of black entertainment in this endeavor. This is definitely a film which humor requires preemptive training. Shaft, Superfly, and Black Caesar are but a few of the films ruthlessly spoofed in this prequel of sorts to Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood. After all is said and done, what is created is a successful comedy but lacking a gross appreciation for the genre itself. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka can be seen as a hateful film.

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka can be dubbed a racial Rorschach. Depending on which precise films you've seen or examined, each joke can be seen in an incredibly different insight. Your expectations are still practically mince meat for the horde of slapstick jokes that line up one after another. When I first heard of this film, I couldn't believe my eyes. What I expected was a classic and smooth action film, but as soon as I say the Wayans name, I knew some sacred things were soon to be crushed. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka is a fresh comedy but to some it might be stale. Please take the time to also notice a toned down Truck character from Isaac Hayes.


1 comment:

Unknown said...

I may be the only one in my age bracket who has never seen this.