John Henry

Retired mercenary is forced again to take up arms.

Director:
  • Will Forbes

Stars:
Release Date: 2020-01-24
IMDb icon 3.3/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
reviews
Kathy Hauge
02 February 2020 | 12:08

No need to argue: Terry crews — cool. And I think it character John Henry is also cool. This is the type — a person. The former mercenary got to meet its past, in a time when you need its assistance. Sound familiar? What well, "John Henry" came out of the sort of cheap and, um, colored version of another John, i.e. "John Wick," but in this, it seems, and was the main intention of the Director — return to theme blaxploitation, filling his movie villains-blacks and indiscriminate borrowing from other, more successful fighters. Think about the same as  "the spike Lee effect" in reverse.

So, big John Henry interfere in business who do not touch. Girl Berta is kidnapped by a local gang, in need of the help of John. Bertha and her brother escaped from Honduras and settled in South Central, does not speak English, and construction of himself highly spiritual personalities. The leader of the gang, played, suddenly, the Ludacris with gold jaw (!), declares war on John.

It is clear that "John Henry" is steeped in African American culture: it is a "Luke cage" in the full feature film and with, pardon the pun, the lion's dose of horror. The creators tried to make a bet on color texture, however, the images became hard and deliberately almost a caricature. In the stage, which is similar to the video old MTV, show the difficulties of life in Compton, but, again, the song is not about: is social comment, "John Henry" is a full-blooded Thriller. It's unclear why they should generally focus on the difficulties of life of Amonasro: it is not biased drama, and the film is about awesome guy.

Once the picture finally comes to its boiling point, it is to fight scenes, it becomes intuitive and almost addictive. Meaning, however, does not appear: of course, flying guts and blood bubbling over — it's cool, but by the time the riot begins, "John Henry" story too much fade. "John Henry" more than other films is preparing for the classic check the strength of the protagonist: much breaking away from the "Kill bill" and"John Wick", went in a fight John, ready to serious modern myth-making that will interest probably only unassuming black American audience.

3 of the 10

faq
Who is the director of the movie John Henry?
This tv-show was directed by Will Forbes.
What is the genre of John Henry?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Thriller, Drama.
Who starred in John Henry?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Terry Crews, Joseph Julian Soria, Ludacris, Maestro Harrell, Ken Foree.
What is John Henry IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 3.3.
When was John Henry released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2020-01-24.