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.
John Shaft II: So, son, you’re in the city now. What kind of business could your Don Lemon ass have in my world?
John Shaft Jr.: I need your help for a case.
John Shaft II: You come in here with your skinny-ass jeans, your buttoned down plaid Gap shirt, in a n**ger with two eyes and a dick you could read a mile away.
John Shaft Jr.: Please don’t use the N word.
John Shaft II: What?!
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 motherfucker 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 Jr.: My father, he’s like a legend.
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: Why is it every time I’m around you, it’s a fucking gunfight?
John Shaft II: You’re trying to act like a little gunfire don’t still turn you on?
Shaft’s Ex-Wife: [to Shaft] Please tell me that you did not get our son involved in your bullshit!
[talking to herself in the bathroom; referring to Shaft]
Shaft’s Ex-Wife: He’s trying to get me back. Motherfucker, I don’t want you back. And I’m happy. I’m going to be the happiest bitch. You think just because you walk around smelling good, and because you got a big fucking…
[a confused lady is staring at her before she decides to walk out]
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 II: Have you and me…
Bennie: No, pappy. I’d remember fucking a black guy dressed like Morpheus from Matrix.
[Shaft Jr. starts laughing, Shaft shoots the phone on the desk in anger]
John Shaft Jr.: What was that for?
John Shaft II: Sick of these Laurence Fishburne comparisons. Shit’s getting old.
John Shaft II: Pop.
John Shaft I: Son, you look like shit. I think you look twenty years older than my gray ass.
John Shaft Jr.: Ooh.
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.
John Shaft Jr.: I need you. Watch my back.
[as he starts running, he starts getting shot at]
[Sasha goes to follow him to help, but pulls herself back]
Sasha: No, no. That’s some simple bitch shit. Okay. We ain’t going to be.
John Shaft II: What the fuck are you wearing? Are you sure you like pussy?
John Shaft Jr.: Yes! I like, I like pussy. Yeah.
John Shaft II: The way you say pussy don’t sound like you like it. Describe what a pussy look like?
John Shaft Jr.: Look… No! You know what…
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