A film that bypasses the usual superhero film, led by strong and brilliant characters, the futuristic Black Panther really capturs the need for us to look at our own actions, both past and present. It draws us to look and think closer about injustices of the past, really making you think about how the world works in this day and age. It is incredibly thought provoking, evoking thoughts of international policies, family dynamics and how as the human population, we view our own and other races.
It is an amazing all round film including a flawed protagonist, many strong female leads and a villain who you can’t help but feel for, capturing every side of every character’s story, ensuring that by the end nobody is the true villain.
It is comical and political at the same time- to me it truly was an amazing piece of work, and I’d recommend it whole heartedly. Occurring swiftly after the happenings of Captain America: Civil War, we see Black Panther open on the return of the protagonist, Prince T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), to the secret, technologically advanced, African Nation of Wakanda, to take his late fathers place as King. The film watches him as he protects Wakanda as the Black Panther from threats from the so called ‘baddies’ Ulysees Klaue (Andy Serkis) and Erik Killmonger (Micheal B. Jordan). And that’s all I’m going to disclose plot wise.
With its out of this world visuals, it’s a thrilling, emotive and incredibly unique film, that encapsulates everything you’d expect from a Ryan Coogler film. Following his amazingly moving debut Fruitvale Station, and second film Creed (which I haven’t seen- don’t judge me), Black Panther truly is one for the books.
I would 100% recommend, if you haven’t seen it already GO – NOW! If you have already seen it, SEE IT AGAIN! (and invite me along – thanks;)