Richard Roundtree is the definitive Shaft returning here for the second film. The atmosphere and streets still feel authentic and real, but Shaft is also more an action hero than a detective now as he have to battle against a helicopter and do slow-moving fighting. This sequel is not as fresh and cool as the original but I still had much fun though.
This has more of a exploitation feel than the famous original but we get more of a sense of how Shaft operates. The ending chase is surprisingly protracted, and the score is lively. Not a bad way to pass the time but also makes one wish they had done a proper story with a bigger budget.