The last episode of Loki had a more than special participation. Jonathan Majors, from Lovecraft Country, put on a show as He Who Stands, a variant of the villain Kang, who is expected to be the main antagonist in the upcoming Ant-Man movie. If you enjoyed the actor’s performance, you have everything to love the feature Blood Detachment, from Netflix.
Set in the Vietnam War, Spike Lee’s film enjoyed unanimous approval from both audiences and critics. In a list of the best action movies available on Netflix, produced by Rotten Tomatoes, the feature was second only to Batman: O Cavaleiro das Trevas and 007: Casino Royale (which are not available in the platform’s Brazilian catalogue).
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Released in 2020, Detachment Blood is the latest film from iconic director Spike Lee, famous for such hits as Infiltrate the Klan, She Wants Everything and Malcolm X.
Below is everything you need to know about Blood Posting on Netflix: its plot, critical reception and cast.
The plot and critical reception of Detachment Blood
Released in 2020 by Netflix, Detachment Blood is a war drama produced, directed and co-written by Spike Lee.
Originally written by Danny Bilson and Paul de Meo in 2013, the screenplay was modified by Lee and Kevin Wilmott following the duo’s successful partnership in Infiltrate the Klan, which won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay in 2019.
With a production budget of 35 to 45 million dollars, the film is one of the most expensive in Spike Lee’s career.
Detachment Blood (originally titled Da 5 Bloods), follows the story of four African-American war veterans returning to Vietnam.
The group searches for the squad leader’s lost body, and a supposed lost treasure buried in the jungle.
“These heroes fight the forces of Man and Nature as they confront the devastating destruction of Vietnam War Immorality,” states the synopsis released by Netflix.
Released by Netflix in June 2020, the feature achieved unanimous critical and public acclaim. Among the praised aspects of the feature, the performance of the cast, the direction, the soundtrack and the topics covered stand out.
Many critics consider the feature one of Spike Lee’s best works. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Score and a SAG Award for Best Cast.
The feature was also named Best Film of 2020 by the National Board of Review.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the biggest aggregator of movie reviews, Detachment Blood got 92% approval.
“Full of energy and ambition, Blood Detachment is one of Spike Lee’s most urgent and impactful films,” states the site’s critical consensus.
The Blood Detachment Cast
Detachment Blood follows the trend of other Spike Lee films, featuring the outstanding performances of some of today’s most talented black actors.
The film stars Delroy Lindo (Malcolm X, The Good Fight) as Paul, a veteran of the Vietnam War who was part of the 1st Infantry Division.
Clarke Peters (John Wick, The Wire) plays Otis, one of Paul’s war buddies, who returns to Vietnam with his friend.
Norm Lewis (Pose, Mrs. America) plays Eddie, also a member of Paul’s battalion.
Isiah Whitlock Jr. (Veep, I Care) completes the group as Melvin.
Jonathan Majors, the Kang of the MCU, plays David, the son of Paul who decides to accompany the veterans on their trip to Vietnam.
Jean Reno (The Professional) plays Desroche, a French executive with shady deals in the Asian country.
The Blood Detachment cast is completed by Johnny Trí Nguyễn (The Rebel), Mélanie Thierry (Memories of War), Paul Walter Hauser (Cruella), Jasper Pääkkönen (Vikings) and Ngô Thanh Vân (The Old Guard).
Chadwick Boseman, the eternal Black Panther of the MCU, makes a more than special appearance as “Stormin” Norman Earl Holloway, the leader of the veterans infantry, killed in Vietnam.
Blood Posting is available on Netflix; check out the trailer below.