It was outstanding.
It was everything it was hyped up to be and more.
Go see this movie as soon as you can.
You won’t regret it.
That’s what I’d say, what I did say after I saw this outstanding film. I am over the moon about Marvel movies but this one was seriously special. There was action, there was pride, there was fighting and there was love. It was more than just a movie. It was a truly incredible story about home, about family, about lineage, about grief, and so much more in between.
The assembled cast sounded beyond amazing on paper and then to see it all play out on screen blew my mind. Chadwick Boseman’s, T’Challa, Black Panther and Michael B. Jordans Erik Killmonger were magic on screen together. Sterling K. Brown is always a treat when he graces my screen and his role as N’Jobu, T’Challas Uncle, and Erik’s father proved to be no different. While he had limited screen time, in my opinion, his character played one of the biggest roles. The true story behind those characters could easily bring a tear to your eye. Killmonger is possessed by rage and more importantly grief and Boseman is just trying to do whatever he can to make his family proud, his country proud, himself proud and probably most importantly his father proud. And can we please talk about the BADASS ladies in this film? I left the theater Thursday night wanting to be a lady of Wakanda. They were exceptionally strong and loyal and resilient. Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Angela Bassett ( Ramonda), Florance Kasumba, (Ayo), Letitia Wright ( Shuri) and every other badass woman apart of The Dora Milaje and this story, brought such passion and strength onto the screen that it made you want to pick up a spear and fight yourself. There’s no way I’m alone in this feeling right? It made me beam with happiness to see Black Panther, the king of Wakanda, walking around and fighting alongside these incredible women.
Andy Serkis plays an outstanding villain, Klaw, that you absolutely love to hate. Martin Freeman, Winston Duke, John Kani, Atandwa Kani, Isaach de Bankole, Daniel Kaluuta, Forest Whitaker, and every other actor/actress that worked their asses off to make this story come to life deserves all the praise in the world.
I couldn’t have been happier to hear the theater I was in start to clap when the film ended. It was a great feeling to know that those 30 something other people who were in this theater with me, loved it as much as I did. To me, Black Panther wasn’t just another Marvel movie. It wasn’t just another Comic Book to Screen masterpiece. It was so much more. It was a story that hasn’t been told before. A story in a whole different element than what we’ve been used to with the great films of The Avengers, Thor, Captain America and Iron Man. I’m itching to see it again, and while I love all Marvel movies to death, I haven’t had that second screening itch since Captain America: Civil War. Huge congratulations to the cast, the director, Ryan Coogler, and everyone and anyone who even added a fingerprint into making this movie. It’s safe to say that Black Panther, the People of Wakanda, and the Dora Milaje have quickly become some of my favorite phenomenon in the Marvel Universe.
So take my advice, go see this movie, form your own opinions on it, and let me know what they are! If you love it like I believe you will encourage other movies lover who might be on the fence to go see it too!