Judas and the Black Messiah

Judas and the Black Messiah ★★★★

Interesting that in a time and land of injustice, justice was partially served back to these victims and their families. These legends of history are portrayed in the greatest way possible. They regrettably don't get back what was so tragically taken from them, but they will now be remembered by more people than ever.

Though I hate to admit it, I had never heard of Bill O'Neal, Fred Hampton or any of the Black Panther Party. It may be dramatized but it gives a fairly accurate recap of the events that struck these people. I made sure to do a little bit of research before delving in.

Daniel Kaluuya is electrifying as Hampton, that kind of performance you can feel in your body as you're watching. I wanted to hop up from my seat and shout with him. LaKeith Stanfield once again steals any scene he is in. It's like these two were almost fighting for the limelight. I had to keep drifting my attention from one to the other.

Regularly I don't find much interest in biopics, they're not my first choice when picking genres of film. I love history and most of these stories should be told, this one especially, but something about their political nature turns me off. This was one that kept my interest all the way through. Now, most of all, we need to be reminded that injustice like this wasn't all that long ago. Revolutionaries are here, and they are ready to strike.

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