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“Black Panther” Review: Essential Superhero Movie

 

BLACK PANTHER (2018) Review
Directed by Ryan Coogler

Probably the most immersive solo Marvel movie since Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Marvel’s Black Panther is a triumph in showcasing a world that is rich in culture and character.

The film begins after the events of Captain America: Civil War where T’Challa aka Black Panther first appeared. His father, former King T’Chaka was killed in the explosion at the gathering for the Sokovian Accords leaving Wakanda without a king. Black Panther tells the story of how T’Challa fought for his thrown and for his country.

The film is busy with showing the audience well-written and well-acted characters led by Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan. It is driven by each characters’ motives, which are well presented and it’s easy to follow the story even if they are new to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (apart from Boseman, Serkis and Freeman).

Yes, this is a superhero movie but there are also essential themes that the film tackles. Such as how black people are maltreated in different parts of the world and how helping is really a good thing or a bad thing. It gets serious in being one of MCU’s best movies as not only the story is great, the production is pleasing to the eyes.

There are so much to see in Black Panther, from introducing new characters, an entirely new country and a jaw-dropping technology you wish you had. It’s entertaining, thought-provoking and most of all marvelous.

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4.5 OUT OF 5 STARS

4.5 stars

“Black Panther” is now showing in cinemas nationwide in 2D, 3D, 4D and IMAX 3D from Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures. Rated PG by the MTRCB.

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