Da 5 Bloods ★★★½

I like the way some of Lee's stylistic tics are ever-present in a way that they're not necessarily in all of his films — a lot of the movie is knitted together like the end of Malcolm X or BlacKkKlansman, and it works.

I much, much prefer the look and feel of the flashbacks to the present day photography, and wish the two timeframes complemented more than they contrasted. It's more than a bit weird that it’s not younger actors for the flashbacks too. It's a bold choice that isn't boldly executed or fully justified.

Not as good as BlacKkKlansman (or a couple of other soldiers-on-a-treasure-hunt movies), but a solid outing.

- Avengers Tower!
- Not enough Boseman.
- Is it even humanly possible to sweat as much as Delroy Lindo is sweating in this movie?

See also:
Full Metal Jacket, Three Kings, Triple Frontier

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