I absolutely loathe Samuel L. Jackson. For some reason, when I see him on a TV screen I just wish that his head would explode (kind of like in Cronenberg's Scanners) during one of those moments where he acts “uppity.” I have also never found Mr. Jackson to be “cool” nor have I ever felt that most of those “cool” films that he has starred in have been of any quality. I once explained to a burnt out hippie type why I felt that Black Snake Moan was easily one of the most degenerate stylized pieces of cancerous filth that I had ever seen. Naturally, the hippie fuck was baffled and just continued to talk about why he thought Samuel L. Jackson was so “bad assss.”
There is one performance featuring Samuel L. Jackson that I do appreciate and it happens to be in the universally hated film Lakeview Terrace. Of course, Lakeview Terrace is your typical
From my personal experience, I have encountered two types of black cops: lovable uncle toms (like Sgt. Al Powell in Die Hard) and angry racist black cops. SLJ does a superb job playing the latter type of cop and he also demonstrates a valuable point. The masses love Samuel L. Jackson when he’s a belligerent criminal unloading bullets into people, yet they hate him when he’s a belligerent criminal cop unloading bullets into other criminals. Are blacks only cool to the masses when they are criminals (or "messiahs")? Why is a black criminal cop something to be despised yet many times black gangsta crack dealers are considered cool?