This jumped-up B-movie marks the birth of a new genre: Old Folxploitation. A bunch of superannuated hard-asses -- played by Blaxploitation legends Fred (BLACK CAESAR) Williamson, Pam (FOXY BROWN) Grier, Jim ( SLAUGHTER) Brown, Ron (SUPERFLY) O'Neal, and Richard (SHAFT)
Roundtree -- decide they've had enough of foul-mouthed young gangbangers terrorizing the old neighborhood. So they buy a bunch of heavy artillery and show the little brats what's what. It should be great fun, but it's not. First, Larry Cohen (HELL UP IN HARLEM, IT'S ALIVE) is a clever writer but a
pedestrian director, so the fact that he directed but didn't script is a worst-of-both-worlds deal. Seco...