Movie Review: Black Panther

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.

Director: Ryan Coogler
Writers: Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole 
Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o

Everyone is going crazy with the fact that this movie apparently addresses some racial issues or whatever. To this I say, “it’s the twenty first century. Can we please understand that we’re all created and equal?”

Other than that, this is a really entertaining movie. Sort of. Even though there’s quite a lot of conflict, it feels as if the bad guys are simply guests in this movie. It’s like we are presented with some flashbacks…

The damn movie feels like a highlight reel.

Okay, enough metaphors.

Other than that… a lot of CGI. Like… a lot. We can’t even film a sky these days, because it’s better to CGI the crap out of it. We just hate reality so much, I guess.

What else?

Oh, yes, the acting. It’s okay. The jokes? Yes, they’re there. Not like Thor: Ragnarok, but there are still some funny parts. A bit of drama, a plot twist that it’s phenomenally obvious, and… well… that’s about it.

A movie that is worth watching if you’re invested in the Marvel franchise, but it won’t blow your mind.

2 thoughts on “Movie Review: Black Panther

  1. The real life experiences of African Americans do not and have never reflected “we are all created equal”. To casually dismiss that in a movie that dives deep into what it means to experience American blackness and the greater African disaspora is disappointing at best and incredibly insensitive and offensive at worst. You have and can do better.


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