Da 5 Bloods

Da 5 Bloods ★★

An important history lesson that needs to be heard about black soldiers in The Vietnam War, but this movie just wasn't it and I was really disappointed. I loved the opening montage of The Civil Rights Movement and The Vietnam War as it provided some good context. The performances are all very good, with Chadwick Boseman being my favorite. The action scenes are exciting and entertaining, and the cinematography in all 3 aspect ratios were great and sometimes stunning to look at. BUT THE STORY ABSOLUTELY FRUSTRATED ME. It has a good set up, but all of a sudden it comes to a screeching halt and suddenly becomes aimless. Character motivations become so weird and out of place, and the dialogue is really cheesy and felt amatuer-ish. I always appreciate Spike's messages, but that doesn't mean a movie becomes better. There is a great movie in here somewhere.

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