It's well known that Hollywood has a penchant for the far-fetched.
As sick as Die Hard is, I find it hard to believe that NYPD police officer John McClane could find himself 1-on-100 with super villains on five separate occasions and come out on top every single time.
Once? Definitely. Twice? Probably. Three Times? Sure.
And don't even get me started on Total Recall... I reckon it's one of the sickest movies ever but the fact Arnold Schwarzenegger plays an American bloke named Douglas Quaid is just a little too rich for me, especially when you take into consideration the movie is about espionage on Mars.
That said, sometimes a movie comes along that has a story so loose, that it just has to be real. And that's exactly what you get with Spike Lee's new flick, BlacKkKlansman.
For anyone curious as to what this movie is about, the title pretty much says it all. Just like Dave Chappelle's infamous Clayton Bigsby; The Black, White Supremacist skit, BlacKkKlansman tells the story of an African-American man who finds himself deeply entrenched in his local KKK chapter.
The major difference being that Clayton Bigsby was a blind man who unfortunately didn't know better, whereas BlacKkKlansman's protagonist is actually a detective who sets out to infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan in 1970s Colorado.
The crime dramedy is based on the autobiographical book Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth, is directed by Spike Lee (He Got Game, Do The Right Thing), produced by Jordan Peele (Get Out, Key & Peele) and stars John David Washington (the son of Sir Denzel) and Adam Driver (Kylo Ren aka weird looking cat but super bad-arse).
Clearly it delves into some pretty serious topics relating to race in 1970s America, but as you can see, there's some serious talent getting in the mixer in BlacKkKlansman, so it's little wonder they can address such a confronting topic in what is evidently a rather lighthearted tone.
So much so it was even selected to compete for the Palm d'Or at The Cannes Film Festival, ultimately picking up "second place" by way of the Grand Prix.
It's due for wide release on August 10th and if it is even a fraction as good as the majority of work these blokes regularly churn out, it's guaranteed to be an absolute ball tearer of a film.