#782 I’m Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)

I’m Gonna Git You Sucka is a blaxploitation spoof comedy that’s style wise somewhere half way between crazy comedies like Spaceballs and The Naked Gun series and spoof comedies like Life of Brian and Return of the Killer Tomatoes.

The fundamental problem with I’m Gonna Git You Sucka is that it tries much too hard to be funny and to equal its paragons, but just isn’t nowhere witty enough to provide the actual laughs. Instead, we’re presented with funnily dressed up pimps and overdosing on gold chains, but the movie never proceeds to do anything wittier or more inventive with any of these concepts.

The strong cast is the most interesting aspect of the movie; legends of blaxploitation like Bernie Casey, Antonio Fargas, Isaac Hayes and Jim Brown prove to have a strong screen presence even if put in a weak comedy. The great Steve James reprises his role from the American Ninja series, although the script doesn’t give him much to work with. Young Chris Rock can be seen in a small role in possibly the most hilarious skits of the movie, haggling in a diner for some spare ribs.

If it’s blaxploitation comedy you’re after I can’t do nothing but recommend the amazing 2009 filmatization Black Dynamite over this one.

80s-o-meter: 67%

Total: 50%