Hello guys, it’s Black History Month! One movie that you don’t want to miss when it’s released on February 12th is, Judas and the Black Messiah! I had the opportunity to check out an advance screening of it and boy is it enlightening! Stars Daniel Kaluuya as Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton and LaKeith Stanfield as Informant William O’Neal. Both actors did an PHENOMENAL job too! This movie is one you don’t want to miss and especially with all that is currently going on in the world right now, It’s almost like history is repeating itself!
I loved the movie and what it stood for, the message and I learned so much about Fred Hampton. Lots of things in the movie was inspired or had true events that happened when the Black Panthers were in full effect in the late 60’s. I put together the most powerful quotes from the film, hope you like them, have a great day and be safe out there!
- Those are not riots, those are rebellions! People are rebelling because of their conditions.
- We fight fire with water. We gone fight capitalism with socialism.
- When you have a badge, it’s like you have the whole damn army behind you.
- Reform is just a mask to teach the slaves to be better slaves.
- Dashikis are not going to save you when they come for you with them tanks.
- Words are beautiful by actions supreme you dig?
- War is politics with bloodshed and politics is war without bloodshed
- There is strength in numbers, power anywhere there’s people.
- I just get up on stage and speak truth to the people.
- These ain’t no terrorist, they terrorizing me!
- Somebody got to show the pig who’s boss!
- I tell you one thing, I’m bringing my pistol to the next meeting.
- The Panthers want to sit down with The Crowns, imagine what we can accomplish together
- The Panthers and The Klan are one in the same. Their aim is to sow hatred and inspire terror, plain and simple.
- You can not cheat your way to equality and you can’t shoot your way.
- I want to know what we could do for each other.
- This n*gga got some million dollar words don’t he, they weren’t lying!
- With your man power and my political platform, we can heal this whole city.
- It takes a thief to catch a thief.
- The pigs keep us isolated, because they know if we get organized, it’s over for their asses.
- Where some see despair, I see ground zero for the revolution.
- Repeat after me, I am a revolutionary, I am a revolutionary!
- The beat manifest in you the people.
- If you made a commitment at 20 to die, then you dead already.
- I believe I’m gone die doing what I was born for, the people. I live for the people cause I love the people.
- You can murder a liberator but you can’t murder and liberation.
- You can’t murder freedom
- When I dedicated my life to the people, I dedicated my life…you dig?
- I love you and I love our baby.
- We need to do something big and do it now.
- I’m ready to die for the people, what about you?
- Prison is a temporary solution
- It looks like he’s gonna make it, he’s good and dead now!
- You own your own gas station now Bill, you’re free.
- I was apart of the struggle, that’s the bottom line.
- Atleast I had a point of you. I let history speak for me.
- If Fred can be murdered while he slept remember what can happen to you while you’re on your knees facing that bed.
- I am a revolutionary, I am the people, I’m not the pig. You got to make an extinction.
The film is in theaters on February 12th as well as available on HBO Max for 31 days after theatrical release.
FBI informant William O’Neal (LaKeith Stanfield) infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther Party and is tasked with keeping tabs on their charismatic leader, Chairman Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya). A career thief, O’Neal revels in the danger of manipulating both his comrades and his handler, Special Agent Roy Mitchell (Jesse Plemons). Hampton’s political prowess grows just as he’s falling in love with fellow revolutionary Deborah Johnson (Dominique Fishback). Meanwhile, a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul. Will he align with the forces of good? Or subdue Hampton and The Panthers by any means, as FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover (Martin Sheen) commands?
Inspired by true events, “Judas and the Black Messiah” is directed by Shaka King, marking his studio feature film directorial debut. The project originated with King and his writing partner, Will Berson, who co-wrote the screenplay, and Kenny Lucas & Keith Lucas, who co-wrote the story with Berson & King. King, who has a long relationship with filmmaker Ryan Coogler (“Black Panther,” “Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”), pitched the film to Coogler and Charles D. King (“Just Mercy,” “Fences”), who are producing the film with Shaka King. The executive producers are Sev Ohanian, Zinzi Coogler, Kim Roth, Poppy Hanks, Ravi Mehta, Jeff Skoll, Anikah McLaren, Aaron L. Gilbert, Jason Cloth, Ted Gidlow, and Niija Kuykendall.
“Judas and the Black Messiah” stars Oscar nominee Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out,” “Widows,” “Black Panther”) as Fred Hampton and LaKeith Stanfield (“Atlanta,” “The Girl in the Spider’s Web”) as William O’Neal. The film also stars Jesse Plemons (“Vice,” “Game Night,” “The Post”), Dominique Fishback (“The Hate U Give,” “The Deuce”), Ashton Sanders (“The Equalizer 2,” “Moonlight”) and Martin Sheen (“The Departed,” TV’s “The West Wing,” TV’s “Grace & Frankie”). The ensemble cast also includes Algee Smith (“The Hate U Give,” “Detroit”), Darrell Britt-Gibson (“Just Mercy,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), Dominique Thorne (“If Beale Street Could Talk”), Amari Cheatom (“Roman J. Israel, Esq.,” “Django Unchained”), Caleb Eberhardt (“The Post”) and Lil Rel Howery (“Get Out”).