JustInReviews comes with its movie review of the much speculated Black Panther.
Black Panther is earning all the applause with its creativity and also for celebrating an all African-American cast and that gathers a huge kudos for Marvel; the film praiseworthy irrespective of the colour of the people it features.
It was speculated that Marvel would give a good time at the movies and they never fail to deliver. A good entertainer with some smooth action sequences, a dramatic plot and a holds for the next Marvel movie, Avengers: Infinity War.
To tell about the origin of the stories, they set up a universe of a new world and the audience is a blank board. The director can pick colours as he likes the brush strokes depends on his mood and if he is able to present an enchanting canvas, you are transfixed and this is what director Ryan Coogler does with Black Panther.
Black Panther begins after the events of Captain America: Civil War. King T’Chaka (John Kani) is dead and T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) would take over the throne. After an introduction to Wakandan history, we are taken to the country of Wakanda. The nation appears struggling but in reality, their technology has scope to inspire Charlie Brooker for another season of Black Mirror. Wakanda is a strong nation which is also vulnerable.
T’Challa needs to defend his throne against the local tribes and also the outsiders but with his sister Shuri (Letita Wright) beside him and a totally new Black Panther suit; he appears undefeatable until he meets a real competitor, Erik Killmonger (Michael B Jordan). The action sequences in Korea mesmerize the audience and deliver a 100 percent on the scale of awesomeness.
Martin Freeman (Agent Ross), Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Forest Whitaker (Zuri) play T’Challa’s allies and each of them is unique. Cameo by Sterling K Brown’s is striking and quite crucial to the plot. The movie spends a good amount of time on building Killmonger and that takes T’Challa out of the story for a while but for good.
Chadwick Boseman was impressive when he first appeared in MCU and he continues to remain the same. Shuri deserves a special mention because the woman is beyond brilliance in every scene she appears in.
The characters certainly have some lighter moments which break the tension.
Black Panther is appreciated for the celebration of all African-American cast and while that gathers kudos for Marvel, the film is worthy of celebration regardless of the colour of the people that are featured.
Like every Marvel movie, the post-credits scene cannot be missed here. With the release of Avengers Infinity War in April in India, Black Panther was the perfect entertaining piece and we are left with asking more from the MCU.
Black Panther movie cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman.
Black Panther movie director: Ryan Coogler
Black Panther movie rating: 4 stars
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