I can best describe this movie as befitting a genre that starts out funny, but gradually becomes very intense, violent, and disturbing (a la Full Metal Jacket). Pierre Delacroix (Damon Wayans) cracked me up from the very beginning with his [false], overenunciated "Dr. Evil" accent -- I almost expected him to ask for "one MEEELION dollars" when pitching his idea for his new New Millenium Minstrel show. There are, of course, many stereotypes in this movie not limited to the characters on the show, but also including Delacroix as the white-black guy and his boss as the black-white guy who tells Delacroix that he "knows your people better than you do". The main characters of the Minstrel Show, Mantan and Sleep-n-Eat, are brilliant. Mantan is a talented tap-dancer and steals the show with his "educated feets". The jokes are hilarious because the show is so bizarre and parodies ideas that are so outdated for our time. The show is a big hit among blacks and whites alike and initially all seems like good, clean, albeit politically incorrect, humor. That is, until we realize that Delacroix, Mantan, and Sleep-n-Eat have sold out for personal profit and will pay the ultimate price for doing so. The tone of the conclusion of this movie is sad as it plays a montage of racially offensive clips from old movies and cartoons, reminding us of how harmful and hurtful these sorts of stereotypes really are. Although the subject matter is interesting, it is unclear exactly why Spike Lee chose to make a movie about it. Images of offensive toys and antiques are revived throughout scenes in Delacroix's office and the ending credits. Although these sorts of objects, along with the above-mentioned clips from old movies and TV shows, haven't been commonly seen in decades, Lee apparently felt that they still pose a threat to the perception of African-Americans, even in today's society.