Black Panther Movie Review

Black Panther

Is The Movie Good?

Black Panther is a great movie based on the Comic Book character Black Panther(Above). Starring Chadwick Boseman (Below) as The Black Panther.  This is one of my favorite movies. It has a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes so many others also think it’s good.

What About The Plot?

The plot centers around T’Challa (Black Panther) becoming King and the enemies and friends he makes. And if he will keep the traditions of Wakanda (his native country) or will he take a new path and open up Wakanda to the world.  To the world, Wakanda is a poor country, with little resources. But  Wakanda actually has a precious resource called Vibranium which can be used in technological wonders. Wakandans worry if other countries steal their Vibrainium, they will use it for evil. That’s why they want to protect their precious resource. In the past, Klaw (Andy Serkis) a Wakandan fugitive, stole Vibrianium from Wakanda, and used it to kill many citizens. Now he has stolen a Vibrainium artifact from The British Museum. He was helped by Erik Kilmonger (Micheal B. Jordan) who is the son of an american woman and T’Challa’s uncle. So he’s really part Wakandan. Kilmonger’s father was secretly killed by a young T’Chaka (Atandwa Kani), T’Challa’s father, in front of Zuri (Denzel Whitaker son of Forest Whitaker*). Now Kilmonger has sworn revenge on Wakanda and will do anything, and kill anyone to get the throne.

*Forest Whitaker plays an older Zuri later in the movie

What’s Really The Message?

Black Panther is the first Marvel movie to have a black person in the main role. This movie talks about black heritage and how blacks have been mistreated over the years. Wakanda is a living image of what would have happened if a black country hadn’t been taken over by a white European country and how they would still  have kept their African tradition and culture. In white dominated communities large groups of blacks are going to see Black Panther. The people in the groups are unified with other people of their race and new people with similar backgrounds. Black Panther is one of the most influential movies of all time. It binds communities together and does things that would have never happened if we weren’t living in the 21st century. Thank you Marvel for making such a great movie.

Chadwick Boseman  

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