Review: Black Panther

Ever since the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) started, Disney has excelled at making entertaining superhero movies that are all in the same timeline. Black Panther is no exception to this. It is an action packed, funny movie that is clearly one of the best Marvel movies so far.

Black Panther picks up after Captain America: Civil War, where audiences were first introduced to the character. Played by Chadwick Boseman, Prince T’Challa and his alter ego, Black Panther, return home to the Country of Wakanda. Because of his father’s death, he must take over as king and keep the secret of the country’s technological advancements. T’Challa is torn between his duty of carrying on country traditions, and the realization of  needing to reveal Wakanda to help the world. Chadwick Boseman plays his character really well along with an amazing cast that includes support characters such as, Danai Gurira as Okoye the Head of Wakandas special forces, and Letitia Wright who plays T’Challa’s younger sister. However, arms dealer Ulysses Klaue, played by Andy Serkis, knows about the country’s secrets and intends to steal and sell the vibranium, a special metal only found in Wakanda that powers the country’s tech. With the help of Michael B. Jordan’s character, Erik Killmonger, they plan to overthrow the country. Jordan’s character stands out from the rest of the supervillains in the MCU, rather than having the same world-ending goals of most Marvel villains, his motives are more relatable.

Directed by Ryan Coolger, Black Panther brings great superhero dynamics to an even greater cast and story. This movie is definitely one that you should check out!

By Tristan Andaya
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