Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Review: Buster Jones: The Movie (2010)

First I´d like to thank Robert Parham for suggesting that I should check out a earlier effort from him and his friends while waiting for a DVD-screener of . Buster Jones: The Movie details the adventures of an African-American minor league basketball star that is also trained in the martial arts. After his cousin Bootsy is murdered by weapons dealers from Asia, Buster finds himself thrown into a turbulent battle with an organized terrorist ring. These pursuits lead Buster to the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles where he finds himself plunged into the ultimate fight to save the fate of the free world. Buster Jones: The Movie is written and directed by Dylan Hobor, it is a 5 minute shiort that feels like a long faux trailer teaser for a grindhouse/blaxploitation flick.  The camera work and editing is decent and the acting is ok. The fight choreography is pretty decent but it could also be that I´ve been spoiled rotten by watching Ara Paiaya kicking some serious ass in The Suppressor (2011) and I´m just being a bit unfair. No gore or T & A in this one.
This review is based upon a online source provided by Robert Parham

Rating: 4 out of 7. Martial arts, ninjas, basketball, a cool wardrobe and big afros whats´s not to like? =) I actually would like to see a longer short film as it now feels like a overlong teaser or a real feature film made out of this.

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