Forget what Spike Lee has to say about Django Unchained, I want to know if Aaron McGruder recognized his work on the big screen.
After reading what Quentin Tarantino said about Roots, I had plans to sit this one out. Then I got an invite to see it.
Tarantino called out Roots as inauthentic as a part of his battle with Lee, who accurately said Django was disrespectful to his ancestors. About ten minutes into this overly long spaghetti western/blaxplotation flick, I wanted to make a tee shirt that would read, SPIKE WAS RIGHT.
Tarantino should've made a western with a black hero -- the slavery aspect of the movie was just so unnecessary. Granted, this movie is a work of fiction and not based on any historical slavery story. And yes, people go to the movies to be entertained, but overly violent movies aren't entertaining to me. However, I digress.
The fact that some many people are talking about how "original" this movie is proves one thing: Y'all don't watch The Boondocks.
I'm not saying QT, as his fans call him, stole this idea from McGruder -- actually I'm saying he stole several ideas from him.
Samuel L. Jackson's Stephen character is Uncle Ruckus.