“BlacKkKlansman” is the newest film by director Spike Lee and is based on the autobiography by Ron Stallworth, who was the first black police officer in the Colorado Springs Police Departmant and later became a detective. As a detective he infiltrated the KKK by establishing contact over the phone pretending to be a white man, but when doing face to face contact they used a white detective to play his role. The plan sounds absolutely crazy and it is, but the fact that this is all true, makes it even crazier.
Spike Lee has created something special here, he has made a film that has a very powerful message and meaning behind it, but also at the same time makes it a good comedy, which is incredible to me.
The cast was really good, Topher Grace was really good in this film, Laura Harrier who was just recently in “Spider-Man Homecoming” is in there and she is great too. My favorite performances though come from Adam Driver and John David Washington, I loved the chemistry between them and both of their comedic timing was fantastic throughout the entire film.
I really loved the blues/jazz sound and feel to the score by Terence Blanchard and it really worked well with this film and the cinematography was pretty nice to, I liked how it focused alot on the sets because this film does have some really good set design as well.
My only real main problem with the film was that, it is a little slow, and I think that makes it feel like it goes on for a little bit longer than it needed to go on for. It didn’t take me out of the film, but it did feel like it started drag around the end.
Overall, I did really enjoy this film and I do think this is a film that everyone needs to go out and see because I think this is a film we do need right now because it does have alot to say about dark things that happened back in the 70s and things that are still going on in our times today and it uses comedy to get it out there and I think it really works for this film. So, I do really recommend you go support this film and go check it out.