Spike Lee’s newest film, Da 5 Bloods, dances back and forth between Vietnam during the war, and modern times. It follows a small platoon of soldiers who buried gold during the battle, and choose to return to Vietnam in present-day to find the stash, and smuggle it out of the country.
The gold is not the primary objective: These guys will also be paying tribute to their fallen leader (Chadwick Boseman), who died in combat.
Da 5 Bloods Official Trailer
Since the film seamlessly glides between present and past, though, Something we normally see on the screen varies.
The celebrities hired by Spike Lee to play with his five”Bloods” from the film stay in personality in the flashbacks, instead of being replaced by younger celebrities with striking resemblances. It’s not jarring at all bit.
In fact, it’s a welcome creative decision. And when CinemaBlend talked with Da 5 Bloods throw concerning it, Delroy Lindo elaborated:
Four African American Vets combat the forces of nature and man when they return to Vietnam seeking the remains of their fallen squad leader as well as the gold fortune he helped them hide.
Initial launch: 12 June 2020
Manager: Spike Lee
Budget: $35–45 million
Cinematography: Newton Thomas Sigel