How to whip, hiss, cuss, sweat and bleed in a Spike Lee Joint and then turn that to eleven, in Da 5 Bloods.
The co-writer and director Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods is a moral argument, above all. Lee is mature enough to argue in that very field. And smart enough to know that simply on the basis of that he can win without a flicker.The thing that aches me the most, Though I didn’t obviously understand this Spike Lee joint entirely, no surprises there, the one thing that breaks my heart, something that I couldn’t comprehend, is his personification of the younger and the older generation. I find it difficult to wrap my head around this idea of the younger, often naive blood, guiding, consoling the older generation. There is hope even when Spike is satirizing. And don’t even think that he will be sugarcoating any of these matters. This is not for squeamish viewers like me. But it would be an absent viewer like me.