Louis Hassett, Robert Townsend, Roger Ebert discussed on Black Men Can't Jump


Louis Hassett at this point. Okay. I think personally, and now that's why I'm like, I I've read Roger Ebert review this moving dead on. I mean, he was basically like this movie is he was like he was like this movie is terrible. I don't understand why anybody made it any also was like, I think that. There's a fine line in comedy between like satirical and offensive. And this this movie goes past the line, and it doesn't give any humanities to its characters. Like, the it feels like mean-spirited in the way that characterizes these women in the beginning. And then it like glamorizes them in the end in like makes them look a little bit. It's like 'cause know at the end like Halliburton wearing a blonde like, wait. And like, I don't know if they have goal to in there. Oh, are they long gone even noticed that? I know she has a blonde week. But then the doctor the woman who wrote it now has one of those crazy hairstyles as she's walking next to him right today like transformed hers. Well, right, anyway, the thing is there are parts of movie. I really is enjoy. But there's something about the way. Honestly. And and apparently Troy a buyer the woman who wrote it didn't like the final product. And she felt like Robert Townsend changed it a lot. And like didn't didn't like that. That's what I read on Wikipedia. I don't know if that's true -pedia. But it's feels true to me because there was a party me. That was like, I think this movie was directed by a black woman. I think it would have been much better. And and that's not to say Robert towns, the bad director. But there was a party. That's like this. This wasn't as wheelhouse and like one like I feel like this was like older comedy. And this is like ninety seven. It's like dude like did not update his game his comedic like kinda sensibilities and then also like. There are subtle messages in this movie that I felt I wasn't connecting with with black women because. I don't know. It's it's a weird thing. But there was like a part of me that was like it was defending. And here's thing we should defend black men in terms of they shouldn't have the he had stereotypes for both black men and black women in the movie. But there was like this. There was this thing of like they have learned a lesson like the whim. I don't know. It was weird. I guess Blackman. Learn listen to I don't know. I got we to talk about it. You will go you'll million please. I hate this movie. Like, I think I saw this when I was younger, but I remember thought of before so like my family like we have mostly women in my family and. There are very well off. And I'm member. Ars? Remember them not letting my cousins watch I remember like older women not being like because I remember them not being allowed to watch it on the I was I'm not sure if I wanted to just know they couldn't see it and got wonder why? 'cause it's not like like really graphic is not a lot of cursing. I'm looking at my hair down. I'm thinking in my head. Now, they not want these two young black girls to watch these stereotypes of black women. I guess we always have a hard time with movies at the pick people color from the hood without any type of Moore's any type of like feelings type of personality. And I think this movie didn't give them like they did have any depth to them at all. And I think they had spurts of it..

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