Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher, Regina Hall, Alexandra Shipp, Matt Lauria, Titus Welliver, Method Man, Richard Roundtree
Action crime sequel directed by Tim Story. The story follows John Shaft Jr. (Jessie Usher), who is a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT. After his best friend dies due to suspicious circumstances, he turns to his estranged father, the legendary John Shaft II (Samuel L. Jackson), to uncover the truth. Father and son navigate the Harlem underworld to solve the crime. Along the way they team up with the first generation John Shaft (Richard Roundtree).
[knocks on Shaft’s office door, and the door is opened by a woman]
John Shaft Jr.: Hi. I’m, I’m just, I’m looking for…
John Shaft Jr.: Mm-hmm.
[suddenly Shaft points a gun at the back of John’s head]
John Shaft II: Who’s asking?
John Shaft Jr.: John Shaft Junior! Your son!
John Shaft II: My son?!
[he turns John around]
John Shaft II: Junior?
John Shaft Jr.: Yeah.
Ron: You know, they say that cad Shaft is a bad mother…
John Shaft Jr.: Ignore him. He thinks he’s the black James Bond.
John Shaft II: If that dude was real, he’d think he was me.
John Shaft II: [to John] If you’re going to pursuit this investigation, I’m going to have to babysit your ass.
[seeing Shaft break a man’s fingers]
John Shaft Jr.: Damn!
John Shaft II: Oh, look at here! How long has it been?
Shaft’s Ex-Wife: Hm, never long enough.
[to the ladies standing on each side of Shaft]
Shaft’s Ex-Wife: Lady Syphilis. Madam Chlamydia. It’s lovely to meet you both.
John Shaft II: That’s Junior’s mama. She’s a little bitter.
Shaft’s Ex-Wife: [to Shaft] Please tell me that you did not get our son involved in your bullshit!
John Shaft Jr.: What is wrong with you?
John Shaft II: She picked up a bat.
John Shaft Jr.: You can’t beat up a woman.
John Shaft II: Why not?
John Shaft Jr.: Because she’s a woman! That’s like misogynistic.
John Shaft II: You’re the one being misogynistic. I ain’t mentioned her gender.
John Shaft Jr.: Okay.
John Shaft II: I’m an equal opportunity ass-whooper.
[suddenly Bennie punches John in the face]
John Shaft II: Damn!
John Shaft Jr.: There’s no non-violent people in Harlem!
John Shaft I: Back in the day, we didn’t need guns. All we needed was our bare knuckles.
[Shaft opens up the closet door and sees a gallery of the latest guns]
John Shaft Jr.: Damn! Grandpa!
John Shaft I: Oh, you can’t be too prepared.
[Shaft, his father and John all pull out their guns]
John Shaft Jr.: What’s up?
[Shaft and his father look at him with confusion]
[a thug pulls out his knife]
John Shaft I: Let me get mine.
[Shaft Senior gets out his gun and shoots the thug]
[Shaft sees his father with the knife that that thug pulled on him]
John Shaft II: You’re back to having a knife now?
John Shaft I: Oh, hell, no. I shot him.
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