Soupy’s review published on Letterboxd:
I owe my freedom to those who fought in the wars for liberation. Being born-free is not something we should be taking for granted as many of us do. I don't condone wars but under the circumstances, heroes and leaders are formed and these souls propel a whole generation forward.
In this fight against injustice, there are always different lanes used to achieve freedom and inform the public. The use of Marvin Gaye's What's Going On? and various other protest songs in the soundtrack — is further proof that art can be a powerful tool used to educate and bring understanding. Much like that beautiful Gaye album, Spike Lee uses Da 5 Bloods in the midst of this war against racism in 2020, to give the Black Lives Matter movement a louder voice.
In efforts to not let this movement be merely a trend, we have to preserve the meaning and sacrifices of these heroes and leaders coming out today. Longevity prevails in the art and books and stories/memories we pass on.
Trap our bodies but can't lock our minds ✊🏿