First of all, this movie is racially sensitive. It depicts the horrors of slavery in the past and tackles racism in the present. I'd like to drop the quote from William Faulkner that the movie begins with “The past is never dead. It is not even past.” Kick-starting immediately with the horrors of a plantation and builds up to the twist in the movie. Janelle Monaè's performance leaves you with a partial question mark. However, the final scenes of the movie sort of plants the feeling of liberation in your heart. Antebellum is a different kind of Anti-racism movie. It takes on a path of every horror movie and trust me at some point you are expecting the ghosts to appear or something. I particularly love the movie asides the superb directing, knowing who Janelle Monaè is and her stance on Black inclusion, Anti-racism Etc. She fit into the message of the movie but not necessarily the character.
That being said this movie is a solid 3/5. The storyline could have been better but the plot twist, the movie direction, and the final images did save it.