Title: Black Panther
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Length: 2 hr 15 min
Release Date: February 16, 2018
Source: Watched in Theaters
Synopsis: T’Challa, the King of Wakanda, rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider who was a childhood victim of T’Challa’s father’s mistake.
today’s post is sponsored by furyborn, a book so long i haven’t been able to finish it in time to write a review for it this week
I finally caught up with the rest of the world and watched Black Panther! I have been excited for this movie ever since I heard about it before Captain America Civil War came out. Before I even saw T’Challa on screen I was highly anticipating this movie for many reasons, but most-notably because this is the first time a black superhero has gotten his own solo movie. That, and I love panthers and the Africa setting isn’t something you see every day in a Hollywood movie.
Because of my high expectations I was, as expected, a bit worried that the movie wouldn’t fill those expectations. Literally everybody and their mother and their father and their dog was raving about this book, and guess what?
These high expectations were exceeded. That’s right. Black Panther exceeded the sky-high expectations I had for it, which seems impossible, but this is a movie that is truly breaking barriers. Who said that we can’t have a black superhero with his own movie? Because given the amazingness of this movie, we should have more superheroes of color with their own solo movies. Just saying, it’d be amazing.
Oh yeah, this movie is the ninth highest-grossing movie of ALL TIME! It surpassed Titanic. Leo DiCaprio is shaking in his boots.
Now onto my actual review haha! The casting, costumes, visual effects, script, everything was brilliant about this movie. I really don’t think I have anything bad to say if I’m being completely honest.
Something I think this movie did really well is balancing everything, whether it be the political intrigue, history of Wakanda, family dynamics, fighting sequences, etc. I don’t think any Marvel movie thus far has been able to masterfully balance everything so well.
One of my favorite parts of the movie would have to be, without a doubt, the action scenes. Marvel movies always have the best action scenes
sorry not sorry dc and this movie was definitely no exception. I mean – just look.
There were also an amazing cast of female characters. I’m starting to get my trust with Marvel back because they’re treating their female characters right and not just using them as plot points/love interests. I definitely loved how Wakanda has an army of female warriors, which is so cool! It’s made even better because the actress that plays Michonne in The Walking Dead is the leader of this army.
Something else that I absolutely loved about this movie is the way African culture was incorporated. But, since Wakanda is a fictional country, nothing could be the same as other African countries that already exist. So, it was really cool to see how Marvel tackled this and I think that all of the African American cast/crew definitely helped with making Wakanda’s history as rich as it was portrayed in the movie.
It had been a while since I watched a Marvel movie. I skipped Thor Ragnorak so Guardians of the Galaxy 2 was the last Marvel movie I saw in theaters. I used to be the biggest Marvel fan but the last year or so I’ve kind of fallen back with my Marvel consumption but this movie made me fall in love with Marvel all over again.
Before I finish this review, I also saw Infinity War. I held a poll on Twitter to see if y’all were interested in a review of that and most everybody said yes so I’ll be writing a (non-spoiler, don’t worry, I’m not a monster) review as soon as possible!
My Rating: 5 Stars
I can’t see myself giving this masterpiece anything less than five stars to be completely honest. I don’t see any flaws – like – at all. Usually I have at least one thing to say but nope!
okay maybe there could have been some kpop when they traveled to korea but that’s just wishful thinking on my part I highly recommend this movie to pretty much anybody because it was such a wonderful movie and I loved seeing POC getting the spotlight they deserve.
Have you seen Black Panther? Are you a big Marvel fan? Let me know!