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REVIEW: New Jack City (1991) – ManlyMovie

REVIEW: New Jack City (1991)

The other day I was looking over the list of films that were nominated for the Academy Awards and while I was reading the list I realized that I had no idea what most of these movies were about. No movies featuring Nicolas Cage trolling, no documentaries about the  adventures of our Sensei Seagal, no movies about guys kicking ass featuring excessive gratuitous hot female nudity  and explosions, I mean, what kind of movies were these?!

So I noticed this movie that’s in a bunch of categories and not knowing what it was about I Googled it. Turns out the movie is about a black man who’s growing up in a tough neighborhood, who is gay and facing racism and homophobia and that’s it! That’s when I dropped my tablet not wanting to get an STD. I mean seriously Hollywood, just go for broke,  just make the character retarded and put him in a concentration camp and give the movie 20 stupid fucking Oscars.
And then I started to think ( yes I do that from time to time, not often but every now and again) last year Jada Pinkett Smith, a troll dwarf who nobody would know if she wasn’t married to Will Smith, started boycotting the Oscars because her husband put on a fake accent for a movie and did not get a nomination and when an actor does that it’s supposed to automatically merit a nomination. So there could only be one reason and one reason only why this happen and that is of course racism. So the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite” started trending and soon the likes of other Social Justice Warrior celebrities started joining in. People started talking about the lack of diversity at the award shows, blah blah blah, this and that, and that’s when it hit me. Here on this site we constantly talk about how “pussyfied” the culture has become, how soft our movies have gotten. And then I realised the virus had also infected “Black Cinema”.

How many movies a year do we get about black slaves & the white assholes that owned them. In an industry where everything is money, have you noticed these movies don’t make a lot of money or no money at all but they keep making them and also keep getting wide theatrical releases. White Social justice Warriors are in charge of financing Black Cinema and it’s interesting that the more liberal the industry has gotten we don’t get as many “black films” as we once did.

They want us to watch more diversity in movies but the problem is that they’re just feeding us shit. How many movies can you produce about black people getting slaved and owned and after 2 hours Matthew McConaughey or Brad Pitt goes “Hey this is wrong!” & cue the sad score.

You see Hollywood, we don’t need movies like “Amistad” or “12 years or 12 steps of slaves or whatever”. We don’t watch these movies cause we are racist, we don’t watch these movies cause they’re boring & they are shit. You know what we need Hollywood? We need more movies like “Shaft”. Give us a movie where the guy shoots thugs and bangs hot chicks throughout the picture. You want us to like black movies? Don’t show us a slave getting beat up for 2 hours, give us Wesley Snipes as fucking “Blade”. Who doesn’t want to be Blade?! Blade kicks ass!
Blaxploitation films we’re all the rage during the 1970s and during the 80s and 90s we got some great ones also.

I don’t want to watch a movie about being gay in da hood, I would rather watch this⤵

During the early 90s the rapper Ice-T  starred in a bunch of movies I liked.  The Walter Hill directed “Trespass”, the underrated actioner “Ricochet” starring Denzel Washington & Ice-T’s acting debut in “New Jack City”.  It’s Politically Incorrect to show certain minorities committing acts of crime so that’s why these movies barely get made anymore and when they do, they don’t get the wide theatrical release they once did.

I love “New Jack City” and this movie is considered by many as the “Black Scarface”. As a matter of fact they reference the movie  “Scarface” throughout the movie.

The movie starts in 1984 just around the time the crack drug was becoming known in America. Ice-T is to be revealed as an undercover cop named Scotty Appleton working in the Harlem neighborhood, while the up-and-coming criminals are a gang led by Wesley Snipes as Nino Brown called the “Cash Money Brothers” or the “CMB”.

The movie starts having the Ice-T character arresting the Chris Rock character named Pookie during a drug deal. Then we meet the Cash Money Brothers and how they’re planning to take over the drug market in the neighborhood.

The character of Nino Brown played by Wesley Snipes, comes up with an idea to take over an entire building in the neighborhood. One big drug cartel in the hood, As he describes “one place to make the product, one place to sell the product”. The Cash Money Brothers succeed and they become a million dollars a week business.

The story of these characters span through seven years. Later on Scotty and Pookie join forces and Scotty uses the ex-addict Pookie to infiltrate the gang but the attempt fails which then leads Scotty and his partner Nick Peretti played by Judd Nelson to try to go undercover themselves & infiltrate Nino Brown’s gang.

The movie is not a masterpiece but it’s a kick-ass movie IMO. One of the things that really make it work are the performances. What Wesley Snipes is to this movie is what Al Pacino was to “Scarface”. These movies do not work unless you have a great villainous character, portrayed by an actor turning in a great performance and here Wesley Snipes as Nino Brown just Kicks-Ass.
Snipes here turns in one of the best performances of his entire career. His character Nino Brown is one cold-hearted, drug dealing-motherfucker.

The rest of the cast, like I mentioned, it’s good too.

The movie was directed by Mario Van Peebles and if you’re a fan of 80s and 90s rap then you might like the soundtrack of this movie.

“New Jack City” it’s an example of American black Cinema we don’t get today because annoying white social justice warriors dictate what is acceptable and what is not & they have a list of people that can be portrayed as evil and the inner cities are on the list of things you cannot portray as bad, you can only show them as victims of the establishment. You have to remember nobody knows the ghetto like white liberals.. cough cough

So while there’s a lot of talk about the lack of diversity in films, maybe the conversation should be about the lack of quality of these films. So if you ever read or hear about this racial controversy in the media, which is nearly impossible to escape from in this day and age, maybe on this article you got at least another point of view.

So there Hollywood, less Beyonce ass-kissing, less shitty movies about slavery, less “Whitey sucks” divisive propaganda and give us more manly urban movies like “New Jack City”.

-Mucho Macho

  • Mainline DnB

    The funny thing about Jada Pinkett Smith and other crybaby black actors like her is that they moan about the state of Black Hollywood and how there needs to be better roles offered to them, but then they immediately do lowest common denominator bullshit like this….

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_erFHj2zlU

    • Mucho Macho

      Good Lord,
      This movie must be
      Rated 💩

    • Kirk’s Toupee

      Is that Queen LaCarpetmuncher? This looks hilariously bad. Keep them stereotypes flyin’ ladies.

  • Mainline DnB

    “Gay In The Hood”…

    Otherwise known as “Boyz N Da Ass”.

  • Frenchie Pred the Imdb Legend

    Good flick and one of the few with wesley as a vilain.
    I suggest you Enemy Territory
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092969/reference

    • Mucho Macho

      Frenchie thats a cool one.
      Good choice.
      It is actually available for free on YouTube
      https://youtu.be/8F0DJvuz8Go

      📼https://youtu.be/xijEiXv8T14

    • jim

      Just found a copy of imdb.com/title/tt0064509/ on Dailymotion….not Delon’s best but I loved it if only for that great dialogue scene in the boxing gym when they’re all waiting for the pay-off…Delon , the sixties , Citroen DS….what’s not to like?..Those were the days…we shoulda been there Frenchie….

      • Frenchie Pred the Imdb Legend

        I prefer the 80ies but the 60ies and 70ies PWN the 00ies and today.
        Never seen this movie.

  • Jimmy Smith

    Man I love blaxploitation films… they are pretty righteous and cool… Fred Williamson is totally underrated as an action star.

    • Mucho Macho

      It’s a genre of film that has kind of disappeared.
      In the 90s there was a revival of these kind of movies, one of them was called “Original Gangstas” & it was like a throwback tribute to those kind of movies and it starred Fred Williamson.
      https://youtu.be/xmT3EP8QRuM

  • Mucho Macho

    This one is good too
    https://youtu.be/V3vSlRf-T8k

    • Der

      Love deep cover up there with prince of the city with treat Williams and my personal face state of grace with a crazy Gary oldman as best undercover cop movies

      • Mucho Macho

        Those are great movies. I have mentioned “State of Grace” here before a few times and stated how much I love the film as well.
        It really is an underrated manly movie. Gary Oldman was fuckin great!

  • TheOldMcClane

    great article Mucho.

    • Mucho Macho

      Thanks bro👌😎

  • ColonelBobi

    New Jack City was a cult movie for me and friends growing up. It was one to quote dialogue from to make oneself look cool ;( but nah it’s a damn cool movie and Snipes has never been better aside from maybe Blade 1.

    Great review Mucho, I agree also on Trespass, another underrated 90’s movie.

    Here is another little known gem from the early 90’s:

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107286/combined
    Not really on a similar tip but still I felt the need to share.

    • Mucho Macho

      Thanx bro. New Jack City was also a movie my friends & I saw all the time. Great movie. By the way Judgrment night is fucking cool! it was reviewed on this site I believe. I have it on DVD and the soundtrack was cool too.
      https://youtu.be/pfFD709OtFM

      • jim

        This was a cool movie
        youtube.com/watch?v=V3vSlRf-T8k

      • jim
        • Mucho Macho

          Gang Related is fuckin awesome! I remember you and I talking about it a while back ago saying how cool the movie was.
          Underrated manly movie for sure.

    • Mucho Macho

      By the way bro…
      “Sit your five-dollar ass down before I make change!”
      still a classic line in my book😂

      • ColonelBobi

        Haha yeah that is a beauty. Who’d he say that to? T-Money? Funny as shit.

  • jim

    As a % of the population blacks are now massively over represented in the culture ..as for Oscar noms they were never ignored…they always got a share of noms roughly in keeping with their demographic presence….Besides, the best movies these days are from Sth Korea and how many noms do they get?

    • Mucho Macho

      & yet we don’t get the manly blaxploitation urban action movies that were released every now and again back in the day, all we are getting is shit and that in a nutshell was the point of the article.

      Korean movies in the States get love from fans of the genre but aside from that they never show up in any awards show.

  • Der

    What’s up you say you wanna be on t,s back will mother fucker then ease back ,in your face fool I’m the illest bulletproof I die harder than Bruce Willis,great gym song ice t,s best song away from body count.