Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Poor Bastards of Cinema: Shaft in Africa

A dog's world- not to be confused with Mondo Cane- is not always a great place.  This is especially true in the case of Shaft in Africa (review proper to come).

Shaft is on his way to meet his Guide when a cute little dog shows up.  Aw, how sweet.
Shaft, his Guide and the dog get the info they need and move on to the next part of the mission.
However, at the Hiring Spot, one of the Guards decides to just kill the dog.  That's...bleak, movie.
In spite of all that, they get hired and are told to go bury the dog.  No, that's not a euphemism!
As they do that, the same man who told them to go starts shooting at them.  In the process, Shaft's Guide is killed!
That's right- this is the Double Down of Poor Bastards of Cinema.  You get a random dog and a random guy who just wants to help Shaft.

In the grand scheme of things, did a dead dog and a dead Guide affect the plot all that much?  No, not really.  Since only one of them even had a name (hint: it's not the dog), they make the cut.

Sorry, you two.  You really...well, just died pointless deaths.

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