Whether you’re a fan or not, everyone seems to pay attention when a new Spike Lee movie comes around. Personally, I find him to be incredibly talented behind the camera yet a bit hit-or-miss when it comes to end results. For me the question is always whether he’ll get too heavy-handed and preachy or get out of the way and trusts his material and direction to do the talking.
After seeing the first trailer for his new Netflix film “Da 5 Bloods” those questions still linger. At the same time his knack for provocative storytelling and shrewd visual style is on healthy display in this first look. It seems like four Army vets head back to Vietnam to retrieve a crate of gold bars they hid during the war. Questionable motives, unquestionable heroism, painful flashbacks, and plenty of commentary – the trailer is crammed packed with all of that and more.
“Da 5 Bloods” is set to drop June 12th on Netflix. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.