Da 5 Bloods ★★★½

An intense Vietnam movie that explores PTSD in black veterans. Half of the main cast went under developed but Paul is such an interesting and tragic character that I don't believe characters like him have been given much spotlight in movies before. My only gripe with the movie was the use of shock value of using real footage and pictures of Vietnam war atrocities like babies with their heads caved in which came out of nowhere and was unnecessary. That probably would hamper me from giving this a rewatch. I felt like the use of archival pictures while characters spoke of historical people felt jarringly too documentary and out of place in a narratively driven movie. If it weren't for that the strong characters, visuals, music, and performance would have made this a classic.