This was an odd film. It seemed to veer all over the place in every way it could. It started off OK but as the film progressed it began to spiral into B-movie madness and the poor acting, poor film making, and poor storyline became more and more apparent with every scene.
The film started off OK - a little 'first time film maker' in places - but bareable. However once it got going it was pretty dire and things soon started to unravel. By the end it just became a joke really; laughable, and not in a good way. The only thing that saved it from being total rubbish was its absolutely amazing Afro-Funk sound track.
Some huge names such as Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti, Nile Rodgers, Money Mark, and lead actor himself Gab-1 come together to create a 70's style blacksploitation soundtrack that was super fresh and ultra funky. It was shaft for the new millennium and the only thing of note about this film really.
On the whole the film was bareable, with one or two enoyable moments - but sadly too few; I managed to watch it - in two sittings - but if anyone of you have seen the Jamaican films, 3rd world cop or Dance Hall queen, we're talking that level of film making. Terrible - but interesting in its own way because its just so different.
I'm glad I didn't buy Black. But I'm also glad I watched it. There were some nice locations in Dakar, Senegal to be seen and as far as films goes I've seen far worse. Plus, although it didn't really work for me, hats off for being a little different. Also I got to enjoy it's amazing Afro-Funk sound track, which I'm going to try to hunt down and buy..