Black Panther (Review)


Black Panther is directed by Ryan Coogler staring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o and many other great actors and it is the 18th Marvel movie to date, the film was released on February 16th to universal acclaim making it another hit in the line of Marvel’s great movies.

We had our first hint of Wakanda back in Ironman 2 believe it or not but the character of Black Panther didn’t make an appearance until 2016’s Civil War which was a really good one too so for the solo movie Marvel decided to bring in the young and awesome Creed director Ryan Coogler to helm the film and I really think they nailed it with this choice, it is clear that Coogler had a lot of freedom when it comes to his choices as a director and he did an amazing job building Wakanda into a real place, the culture of that country and the reasoning behind their secrets and traditions are done so well you are instantly grabbed by it, it is not an easy job to create a fictional city and make it feel real a lot of directors fail at it but Coogler and his team did a fantastic job, part of that goes back to the top notch CG work that Marvel usually puts into their films.

Chadwick Boseman is fantastic as T’Challa he was amazing in Civil War and he is charasmatic and you believe that he is in fact a king while at the same time he is funny and light hearted when it needs to be it is really a joy to watch him embody that character, the rest of the cast do a really good job Letitia Wright as Shuri who has some really funny banters with T’Challa, but for me the standout performance goes to Micheal B. Jordan and let me finish this paragraph here because I want to dedicate a full paragraph to it.

Michael B. Jordan is a fantastic actor and there is no need to talk about that, what is really amazing is how he did Killmonger, his character is not just I am a bad guy and I am here to kill people no he is a guy with a plan and he actually is right to ask for what he wants so the film puts you in a position of would you agree with him even though he is evil or you would agree with T’Challa even though he is technically wrong? that what makes Killmonger Marvel’s very best villain to date and another amazing addition to his overly growing portfolio of characters the Michel B. Jordan has played to perfection.

Beside all that the film sounds great, the overly amazing Kendrick Lamar produced albume sores through the film and the special effect sounds and music just elevates what is already a great treat to something even better.

Verdict: I want to say something bad about this film but I honestly have nothing, it is really amazing film and this is 3 for 3 for Ryan Coogler that guy is going to have a fantastic future in this industry. (10/10)


Author: Aza Jabar


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