The Klan is Black

The new poster for BlacKkKlansman has arrived. Unfortunaly it’s nowhere near as good as the first one. That did make me laugh as it just sums up the film perfectly.  This one just shows us the two leads.  Both playing the “same character” of Ron Stallworth.

It would work better if the poster had the feel of the era the film is set in, the 1970s.  I think it tries but misses by quite a wide margin.  Let’s just hope that the next poster ticks all the boxes.

It’s the early 1970s, a time of great social upheaval as the struggle for civil rights rages on. Ron Stallworth becomes the first African-American detective on the Colorado Springs Police Department, but his arrival is greeted with skepticism and open hostility by the department’s rank and file. Undaunted, Stallworth resolves to make a name for himself and a difference in his community. He bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan.

Posing as a racist extremist, Stallworth contacts the group and soon finds himself invited into its inner circle. He even cultivates a relationship with the Klan’s Grand Wizard, David Duke, who praises Ron’s commitment to the advancement of White America. With the undercover investigation growing ever more complex, Stallworth’s colleague, Flip Zimmerman, poses as Ron in face-to-face meetings with members of hate group, gaining insider’s knowledge of a deadly plot. Together, Stallworth and Zimmerman team up to take down the organization whose real aim is to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream.

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