Movie Review: Black Panther
No one can steal the place as my most loved superhero from Spiderman but Black Panther surprised me sneakily and almost did the impossible. Apparently, I have a thing for men in tight bodysuits. If you haven’t read any reviews of this new Marvel movie or don’t know all the hype around it, you have probably lived under a rock. When movies, TV series or books get too much attention in media, I keen to be cautious. Getting disappointed after expecting too much is worse than just seeing a plainly bad movie.
Why I went to see Black Panther movie?
If you didn’t already know, I’m a huge fan of superhero movies (and comics, series, books, etc.) After seeing Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War, I knew that this movie would be a must see thing. The character of Black Panther had everything I wish from a superhero: intelligence, a tragic backstory, pretty face and not so serious personality. On the other hand, the setting of this movie has something special: it doesn’t happen in the USA like about 90% of all Marvel movies. Black Panther comes from secret and super moderns African country, Wakanda.
“You’re telling me that the king of a Third World country
runs around in a bulletproof cat suit?”
The plot of Black Panther
T’Challa is the young prince of Wakanda is ready to take his place as the next king of Wakanda after his father’s death. To be a great king for his people T’Challa has to fight between their traditions and the modern world. What would happen if the world would know that Wakanda isn’t just a poor third world country but that they possess mountain full of vibranium, the most valuable metal on earth?
But after T’Challa is crowned as a king he doesn’t have much time to think these problems. Someone is trying to deal dangerous vibranium in the world outside of Wakanda so T’Challa as Black Panther, his fierce ex-girlfriend, trendy but intelligent little sister, and the leader of the all-female bodyguards of the king must travel to South Korea to stop them. Everything doesn’t go as planned but isn’t that just normal in Marvel movies?
Klaue: Tell me something. What do you know about Wakanda?
Ross: It’s a Third-World country. Textiles, shepherds, cool outfits.
My opinion of Black Panther
Black Panther has everything awesome superhero movie needs if you ask my opinion. It’s fast-paced but still has time for small funny moments that make us more invested in the characters and their story. When I went to the movie theater, the expectations were high. I was even scared that all the worship around Black Panther movie would make my experience suck. You know that situation when everyone is talking about something and you are waiting for a life-changing experience but then it ends up being just a mediocre movie? That was my biggest fear but fortunately, I was wrong.
Black Panther is worth of all that celebrating and attention around it. I LOVED the movie.
Ross: Is this Wakanda?
Shuri: No, it’s Kansas.
The movie is highly praised because of the mostly black cast and production team. As a white privileged girl who doesn’t even live in America, my opinion on this matter isn’t relevant so I recommend you go and read more of this from someone else. (Really you should! It’s interesting how Black Panther has been a long needed thing in the USA.)
Personally, I would love to see more “black movies” from America. However, my reasoning isn’t as pure and noble as it sounds. I always crave for something new, inconsistent, and different that’s why I have for years loved watching movies from all around the world. Black Panther delivered me everything I need. Not only because the actors aren’t white (this is more of a cultural thing) but also cause the plot dived into subjects we don’t often see in American mainstream movies.
Ross: Does she speak English?
Okoye:When she wants to.
All in all, Black Panther is one of my favorite Marvel movies till now. (Sorry, but no one can steal my heart from Spider-Man!) I’m already waiting that it would appear hopefully someday on Netflix so I could see it again. Just go and see the movie yourself! I recommend it for everyone but especially for those who love superheroes as enthusiastically as I do. You won’t get disappointed.
“We all know the truth: more connects us than separates us. But in times of crisis the wise build bridges, while the foolish build barriers. We must find a way to look after one another, as if we were one single tribe.”