Coming off the heels of crafting his crowning achievement “BlacKkKlansman,” Spike Lee has returned to deliver a story about four friends battling their inner demons as they relive their days of fighting in the Vietnam War. Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis, and Isiah Whitlock Jr., all give great performances as the group known as “The 5 Bloods”. The standout performance in this movie goes to Delroy Lindo, whose portrayal of a broken former solider can undoubtedly be heralded as one of the best of his career, mirroring Marlon Brando’s iconic performance from “Apocalypse Now.” Chadwick Boseman gives a short and excellent performance as the fallen soldier the brothers lost in the war many years ago. “Da 5 Bloods” serves as a pretty good companion piece with Spike Lee’s previous film “BlacKkKlansman” because it has a lot to say about African Americans and the Black Lives Matter movement happening today. Thanks to Spike Lee’s incredible direction, timeless storytelling, and great performances from the main cast, particularly Delroy Lindo, “Da 5 Bloods” is a close second to his masterpiece “BlacKkKlansman.” Spike Lee doesn’t hold anything back to tell us a story; he inspires us to spread peace and love. Now going two for two since his comeback back in 2018, Spike Lee has established that he is quickly rising the ranks as one of the greatest filmmakers in modern cinema and has a unique voice to explain it all on screen.
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