'Superfly' is a flashy, violent and fitfully compelling remake of the 1972 blaxploitation hit

Forty-six years later, there’s a new “Superfly” on the scene, and Priest, now played by the strikingly handsome Trevor Jackson (“Grown-ish”), is still a pusherman gunning for early retirement, this time sporting a leather jacket and a slicked-back cock-of-the-walk hairdo. He talks a lot more than his predecessor did, underscoring the movie’s overall more-is-more sensibility: more gritty realism, more outsize fantasy, more drive-by political critique.