Shaft ★★★½

Far better than what the critics made it out to be. Despite what would now be viewed as modern day toxic masculinity, Samuel L. Jackson is still charming as hell as John Shaft and it was great to see Richard Roundtree in the role that gave birth to this whole franchise.

Regina Hall is flawless as usual and I can watch Alexandra Shipp in literally anything.

In fact, along with the rather formulaic plot, it was the lead Jessie Usher who I found to be the weakest part of this sequel. While his Shaft Jr. played well off of Jackson, his character just didn't seem to click with the rest of the cast.