Tuesday, November 1, 2016

I Got the Hook Up (1998)

How bad is it? It rivals Wayans brothers and Tyler Perry for indiscriminate black auteur crap.
Should you see it? Only if you're a huge fan of Master P.

Master P wrote, produced and starred in this vanity production and proves that he's no writer or actor. He and stand-up comedian Anthony Johnson play the duo of Black and Blue, who fence stolen goods in their hood. They get a truckload of phones and find a way to activate them on the cheap. One gets bought by a mob enforcer and the cheap phone broadcasts the details of a crime, so now our heroes are the targets of the mob. There's cameos by Ice-T and Snoop Dogg and a decent soundtrack, not surprising, given the artists Master P has on his label. It's just another film where attitude is supposed to substitute for jokes and energy is supposed to substitute for plot.

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