I forgot to mention the score – from the pounding Kendrick Lamar music that dominated the trailer, I expected the soundtrack to be something that had to be endured for the sake of the film, rather than enjoyed. So I was really pleasantly surprised, all the soundtrack was really excellent. The mix of orchestral, traditional African, and African-American music really worked, and (what I assume were) Lamar’s original songs sounded fine, in context.
I did find it mildly amusing how much Western European classical music dominated the soundtrack, though. It’s like the fall-back position for Hollywood is to go to a big orchestral swell for the big moments, even in a movie that could easily be 100% traditional African music.