Since the latest Marvel movie hit the theaters, people can’t stop talking about it. Aside from the film igniting our interest for the Infinity war, there is so much to love about this blockbuster superhero movie.
The Movie is Visually Enticing
Taking in the color-coded costumes, cinematography, and multi-tiered sets, every frame of the Black Panther movie carries visual information you surely can’t miss. First and foremost, Wakanda looks very believable. They have successfully created a place that blends a wide variety of African design elements. This alternate kingdom is a mixture of history and future.
The Afro-futuristic costumes are also noticeable. The sleek black superhero outfit of the Black Panther himself signifies authority with a human touch. Overall, the production design is so superb that you will find yourself wishing you could rewind some scenes or linger on certain images much longer.
The Movie is Full of Great Actors
The entire cast played their roles so well. Director Ryan Coogler made sure each actor gets a scene in which they could shine. Not just that, every role in the movie is rooted to a deep character that brings a different point of view that creates the whole picture.
Included in the film’s roster of amazing actors are two-time Emmy winner Sterling K. Brown, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Letitia Wright. Of course, the title role is played by Chadwick Boseman.
Since the film has a political theme, each of the cast plays a very important role in filling in every perspective on how Wakanda should deal with its succession problem. In short, every actor makes the movie’s plot more substantial.
Michael B. Jordan is Surprisingly The Best Villain Marvel Ever Had
A story is never exciting without a villain. Trouble comes in the form of the newest movie star, Michael B. Jordan. He plays the villain Erik Killmonger who comes to Wakanda for revenge. Yet, Jordan’s role stems from a much deeper reason. He was able to portray how Killmonger thinks Wakanda has been inefficient in helping disadvantaged black communities around the world.
His acting is so naturally well-played that you’ll be convinced he was one of the slaves whose life was shattered and is burdened by its legacy. Now, he wants to sabotage T’Challa and claims for the throne.
Even the soundtrack is Extraordinary
We usually forget to appreciate the soundtrack, but if there’s one element that makes a movie more enticing, it’s the music that plays in every scene, especially fight scenes. Kendrick Lamar’s work is something you should look forward to hearing in the film. Even if you don’t like rap music, his original songs will surely be of delight.
As proof, Billboard 200 Chart ranks Black Panther: The Album at No. 1. According to Nielsen Music, the album earned 154,000 units since its launch until the week of February 15. The album consists of 14 songs, 3 of which were heard in the film. As per Walt Disney Studios (Marvel’s parent company), this is the first time that Marvel Studios integrated original songs for a film and they sure did the best thing.
Most Film Critics Gave it a Two-Thumbs Up
Being the first comic-based film with a black superhero, Black Panther surely made history and a wonderful start for most black actors. Receiving 99 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes, the film is easily tagged as the best Marvel project to date. Here are some of the reviews we’ve compiled:
Hollywood Reporter Todd McCarthy: “There’s no mistaking you’re still in the Marvel universe here, but this entry sweeps you off to a part of it you’ve never seen: a hidden lost world in Africa defined by royal traditions and technological wonders that open up refreshing new dramatic, visual and casting possibilities.”
Nerdist critic and writer Marc Bernardin: “An opportunity to tell a story about black lives, which matter and are not defined by their pain but, instead, by their glory. An answer to a culture’s question, ‘When will it be our time in the sun?’”
Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers: “an epic that doesn’t walk, talk or kick ass like any other Marvel movie — an exhilarating triumph on every level from writing, directing, acting, production design, costumes, music, special effects to you name it. For children (and adults) of color who have longed forever to see a superhero who looks like them, Marvel’s first black-superhero film is an answered prayer, a landmark adventure and a new film classic.”
More reviews repeatedly praise the entirety of the film. If you’ve seen the movie, you sure would agree. If you’re still sitting in your couch while reading this, it’s time to head to the nearest theater.