22. Black Dynamite (2009)
Director: Scott Sanders
Writer: Michael Jai White, Byron Minns, and Scott Sanders
Stars: Michael Jai White, Tommy Davidson, Arsenio Hall, Byron Minns, Miguel A. Nunez, Jr., Nicole Ari Parker, Salli Richardson
Quotable: "Fiendish Doctor Wu, you done fucked up now!"
Fun Fact: Michael Jai White originally wanted to call the movie Superbad.
Who knew that Spawn was so f'n funny? The brainchild of star/co-writer Michael Jai White, Black Dynamite capitalized on the semi-trend of exploitation-era homages, sparked by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's Grindhouse. Yet, what makes this Blaxploitation send-up so badass is how much better it handles the '70s-era aesthetic than Grindhouse, or any other film of its kind for that matter.
Everything about Black Dynamite screams nostalgia, from the music to the hammy dialogue. Fortunately, it's more than just a painstakingly accurate presentation; Black Dynamite is also indisputably hilarious in every frame. Somebody better give White some starring roles, or at least the money needed for Black Dynamite 2: Blacker Than Ever. We'll even give him that title free of charge.