Good. Not as entertaining as Shaft (2019) but still good. I really like the more serious tone that director John Singleton went for, and it works. Also, the villains were much more memorable. Christian Bale and Jeffery Wright were great.
Knowing Singleton, this film had some interesting commentary on the flawed American justice system and race relations. Actually it reminded me of Dirty Harry. Vigilante Shaft is the best Shaft.
That said, this film is still far from perfect. It’s still abundant with nonsensical plot points and irrelevant characters. That doesn’t make this movie any less of a guilty pleasure. Although, I feel less guilty about liking this film than with Shaft (2019).
It’s strange how Shaft didn’t womanise anyone though, especially considering how this film opened with a Bond esque sex montage.
Shaft (1971) is the last one to go!