Although it’s a marked step down from its game changing predecessor, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is still a cut above the recent slate of superhero blockbusters, thanks to some tremendous performances and strong direction.
An electrifying and intimate look at cultural shifts within the black community at the height of Jim Crow and a mass exodus from the American south, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom bristles with intensity, anguish, and above all else, confidence.
Black Panther is a triumph. The film is powerful, thrilling, well-written, and filled with amazing talent, on screen and behind the scenes. What makes the film all the more powerful is the strength of the characters, and the fact that the leading women steal the show.
Destined to become an all time classic of the superhero genre and handily the best entry into the behemoth Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther is a patient, intelligent, emotional, and politically loaded film that uses previously established tropes and clichés to brilliant, revolutionary effect.
Marvel’s film universe grew by nine films yesterday as Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige hosted a special event at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood with Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, and Chadwick Boseman joining him on stage for the big movie news.