One of the most highly anticipated movies of 2018, the Black Panther delivers at the box office and on the big screen.
Wakanda, believed to be a poor third world country, hides a large secret. One people are willing to kill to obtain. When the King of Wakanda is killed at the United Nations, his son, T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) assumes the mantle of leadership, but a secret from the past sets out to destroy the peace Wakanda had worked so hard to keep.
Filled with beautiful landscapes, a diverse country, and out of this world technology, the Black Panther movie draws the viewer in and keeps you on the edge of your seat, from the opening scene to the extra credit sneak peeks (and there are two).
Probably more than Wonder Woman, Black Panther features strong female characters who are leaders, generals and scientists. The women don’t take back seat. They are in all the action and make the decisions, hold to their morals and risk it all for what is right. They are some of my favorite characters and I can’t wait to see what they do during Black Panther 2. (Because with the high box office figures, you know there will be another!)
I also loved seeing Andy Serkis without the full body costume. He’s an amazing actor who has missed out awards due to the fact that he’s so immersed in the characters in costume that people forget he’s really a man.
The message of the movie resonates with audiences as it touches on borders, immigration, family and morality. Leaving the movie, you will feel upbeat and hopeful about our own future, after all… if Wakanda can do it, we can here, too.
The movie reminded me of how I felt at the end of the first Ironman movie. Excited about what was coming up. Black Panther will be a favorite of many people, no matter their race or gender. It’s one I’m looking forward to adding to my video collection to see again and again.
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