Movie Review : The Black Panther

Director: Ryan Coogler

Budget: 200 million USD

Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke.

FanPower Rating: 7/10

What is the hottest thing to do on weekends now? Watch Black Panther. Well, it’s a Marvel Studios movie so you will be ending up watching it anyway because after all it is the final go home movie before the much-hyped, much-awaited movie Avengers: Infinity War.

Here I’m going to discuss why Black Panther wasn’t a typical Marvel movie but it lived up to its hype and ended up being a very decent movie to watch.

People weren’t aware of Black Panther beforehand much except for his presence in Captain America: Civil War movie. So a little history lesson was needed. Not just about Black Panther the King but also his Kingdom Wakanda. And that was the first thing they delivered. A brief history of the royal throne and also its ugly side was displayed effectively, the narrator described Wakanda’s history like a NatGeo documentary and you have got to love that. They beautifully portrayed Wakanda’s year-long traditions, their culture, their science and technological advancements and their history beautifully, The King’s coronation was astonishing.

But all this fortune? It because of one thing only, the strongest metal of earth The Vibranium. The same Vibranium which was used to develop Captain America’s shield.

Enough I’m not going to discuss any more about the movie, what I would do instead is to urge you to watch the movie. The VFX work was brilliant, Martin Freeman was superb in his role as always. Mid-movie fight scenes were short and well documented. The Final Battle was average but good enough for a standalone hero. The set production was amazing for the battles and the traditional rituals. But the best thing about the movie was the absence of meaningless comedy. Marvel really took this character seriously like Captain America and I’m glad they did. It was a proper character development for the Prince turned King and their family.

The movie does have a little modern-day political reference and I believe it was done with good taste. Every cast member was great with their characters and acting. You won’t laugh and fall out of your chair, it is not going to blow your mind off but you will leave the movie theater with a smile on your face and do leave only after you have ensured to watch the post-credit scenes.


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