“Shaft” is one of those movies that takes no intelligence to watch. Every second word is “fuck” or “motherfucker”, which is not much of a storyline…but that might just be me.
Same with “Pulp Fiction”.
I can’t really imagine Jackson in any “classic” roll because of this. He’s great as the tough and cool black guy, but that’s it. He’s great in Triple X – both of them.
– christa 2006-01-15 10:54 UTC
I agree. It’s pointless to have so much swearing in a movie.
It does nothing to advance the story and just becomes puncuation or line noise. It’s an excuse for lazy scriptwriting – instead of giving someone lines or action that establish that the character is a tough guy, just get them to swear a lot. It’s too easy, and doesn’t work.
It also means impressionable people (for that I mean the stoopid people of the world) start thinking that it’s ok to say fuck at least three times per sentence. Which ends up with me thinking it’s also ok to hit them hard
That said, I think both Pulp Fiction and Shaft are great movies, but they’d both have been improved further with less swearing and sharper writing.
– GreyWulf 2006-01-15 11:22 UTC