Black Panther Movie Review: Is It a Game changer for Marvel?

February 16, 2018

Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira

Director: Ryan Coogler

Rating: 4.5/5

Review: ‘Black Panther’ is the unenviable job of writer and director Ryan Coogler who has taken a great responsibility in his shoulder. In Black Panther, Ryan proves he is more than up for the challenges,  marked by his vigorous screenplay that demonstrates a deep list of fascinating personas, makes them stand out in their own unique ways. He gives us two strong antagonists.

Being as maniacal, Andy Serkis assents to loose as Ulysses Klaue as he can get without motion capture – a welcome change for the talented actor who is not seen too often on camera. Besides Klaue, Killmonger represents a case for the best bad guy to emerge of the Marvel stable. Michael B. Jordan turns him into looming and powerful, bringing pathos to the character. But this is Black Panther’s platform to stand out and Chadwick Boseman makes it count.

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He plays T’Challa, a firm yet gracious ruler with enough vulnerability to fetch us a majestic, jovial and even significant king. Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) plays one of the many strong women in the movie, layered and more than competent to set an influential bunch. While most of the film’s tonality is a bit more grave than Marvel’s recent outings, there’s ample humor at the appropriate moments courtesy T’Challa’s sister Shuri (Letitia Wright). In fact, female cast is laden with an adequate amount of wittiness.

The ins and outs of African culture are magnificently captured and displayed in an entire new light as dazzling costumes. Coogler adds another layer to the tale by taking on an fascinating subject of the role global superpowers play in the real world.

‘Black Panther’ is a richer & a deeper experience than most comic book fare with inspiring and empowering in equal measure. This movie is nonetheless a superhero movie. Most prominently, the Marvel Cinematic Universe will unquestionably profit from the charisma of King T’Challa and his kingdom of Wakanda fit fated.

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By: Anurag Panchal

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