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Undercover Brother

Undercover Brother is a guy who fights for the good of black people. After the seventies, he’s found his groove and with a natural “cool” and more than enough “soul” he now has to fight The Man who wants to turn back the clock on race relationships and bring us all back to the time where white had a priviliged place in society where black people were treated like animals.

In this struggle he gets contacted by The B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D. who are the main enemy of The Man and who have a whole organisation set up to beat him. However, when The Man brainwashes a black general who wants to run for president and turns him into a mindless zombie who will do anything The Man says, The B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D. needs the help of Undercover Brother to infiltrate The Man’s organisation to find out what he’s up to. Disguised as Anton, a nerdish mayonaise-loving black man, Undercover Brother starts to work at The Man’s headquarters, but after a short while he gets exposed and gets in contact with White She-Devil, also refered to as “Black Man’s Kryptonite” who turns him into the total nerd he was posing to be. It’s now up to The B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D. to bring back the normal Undercover Brother and make sure The Man’s plan to spread whiteness all over the globe doesn’t succeed.

Sound and Vision:
The colors are extremely bright to a point where you could even wonder whether they’re not a bit overdone. The Seventies-feeling has to remain alive in Undercover so prepare for eye-damaging flashy red and blue which is more blue than the sea. For the rest, the image quality is very good with a well-balanced contrast, good detail and no apparant compression errors or dirt on the film.

The soundtrack nicely uses the subwoofer for the pounding disco music while dialogues are well-positioned from the center speaker. The surround channels could use a bit more punch as they aren’t used to their full potential.

Extras:
None

Conclusion:
Undercover Brother looks like a black Austin Powers-clone with constant twinks to the Seventies (the Bruce Lee-imitations). The humour is very American and thus will not appeal to everyone. The style of jokes didn’t appeal to me personally, but towards the ending things got a bit better (I found the first half to be pretty boring myself). Don’t expect any subtlety. Everything is flat-out and straight-forward.

Our Score:
5.0

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