Da 5 Bloods (2020)


Four African American vets battle the forces of man and nature when they return to Vietnam seeking the remains of their fallen squad leader and the gold fortune he helped them hide.


Da 5 Bloods is a REALLY interesting film that I was on board with from the start, just the idea of four veterans returning to Vietnam and they have to battle several different types of situations really sounds interesting. I’m happy to say that it was executed wonderfully, Spike Lee definitely went above and beyond to make it work and it really shows. The acting is wonderful, the cast does a fantastic job in their roles and brings a lot of talent into the film. The writing is cleverly written with some humor that’s quite great and it balances the humor and serious moments extremely well. The cinematography is done in a pretty unique way, the movie switches up different types of styles to match the different situations, when they go to Vietnam the filming and the style of the movie changes up and gives it a very unique feel to the film. It gives off this old fashion vibe or a lost film that you uncovered it’s really fascinating, it makes the viewer feel like they found a buried treasure and now they are watching it! Direction wise Spike Lee does a fantastic job, I feel like he sort of went back to his roots with Da 5 Bloods (which is not a bad thing at all!) but he does throw in some newer elements he’s used in some of his newer films into it as well which is incredibly smart. The movie itself is quite thrilling and does have some pretty brutal scenes that really don’t hold back at all, which is something that I really like to see! Overall Da 5 Bloods is one of the best films of 2020 it’s a movie that you must see as soon as you can!!

10/10 A+