Day 3: 29 Days of Blackness
“Who you tryna be, Action Jackson?”
I have to give a nod to the old school movie Action Jackson due to Carl Weathers. He’s in one of my favorite shows right now, the Mandalorian, but he’s been around for a long time. He’s been in a lot of hits, both TV and movies, so I’m sure you recognize him from somewhere. The funny thing is I can’t even recall if Action Jackson was a good movie in terms of me watching it today and feeling that way. The reason why I picked this movie is because of what it meant to me and my family growing up at least in name.
I loved Black Panther, Black Lightning, Luke Cage (Power Man back then) and others but it wasn’t a matter of turning on the TV or going to the movies to see them. But we could watch the movie Action Jackson and feel there’s a cool action hero that looked like us. It only made the games we played to keep ourselves occupied that much more fun.