Black Panther is the latest superhero movie from Marvel Studios and director Ryan Coogler [Fruitvale Station, Creed]. It stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa also known as the Black Panther.
After the events of Captain America: Civil War and the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy reappears, T’Challas mettle as King. Black Panther is tested to the limit when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk.
Black Panther: The Good
Black Panther is Marvel’s biggest and boldest risk to date. The character of Black Panther isn’t as well known as Iron Man or the Hulk but it is a risk that pays off effortlessly. It is one of Marvel’s best movies, definitely in the top five for me. The film boasts an A-list cast of stars, a charismatic and cool lead character and is a colorful and visual feast for Marvel fans that are sure to discover new things with each viewing and is easily comparable to movies such as Avatar and The Lion King.
Chadwick Boseman, who’s had his Black Panther screen debut in Civil War is the movie’s star, and is a character we will want to see more of in the future and almost resembles James Bond. His Character T’Challa has quips at the ready, he’s smooth and cool as anything when it comes to the action and fight scenes.
Michael B. Jordan, a Coogler regular after starring alongside Sylvester Stallone in 2015’s Creed, impresses here as the movie’s controversial villain and is a character who you can understand his motives and can empathize with.
Rising star Letitia wright [Netflix’s Black Mirror, Ready Player One] plays T’Challas’s sister and head of technology “Shuri”, Black Panther’s comic relief and one of the movie’s many highlights and like Q in James Bond.
Oscar Winners Lupita Nyong’o [12 Years a Slave, Star Wars the Force Awakens], stars as T’Challas love interest Nakia. As well as Forest Whitaker who has a role in the movie.
Black Panther is Ryan Cooglar’s first attempt at a major blockbuster tentpole and is one of the highlights of the year so far. Certainly one of the best superhero movies in terms of character and spectacle as well as orchestrating thrilling action scenes.
Black Panther: The bad
Amongst the thrilling action scenes, Black Panther has to offer, some of the slow, talky moments tend to drag especially the films lengthy run time.
Black Panther: Conclusion
Overall, Black Panther is another triumph for Marvel and is the studio’s most colorful, bold and thrilling movie yet and is set to change the future of superhero movies. It features a talented diverse cast and is a visual feast for Marvel fans.