My Review: Black Panther

The latest Marvel Studios film is Black Panther and it is still raking in the cash. What happens when a film buff who typically doesn’t find himself viewing Marvel films decides to go see this one? Find out below!

Ryan Coogler’s work takes us to the secluded, technologically advanced country of Wakanda, located in Africa. We find King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), who rises to the throne after his father, the previous king, passes away. But his claim to the throne is challenged from an old foe. Wakanda also becomes ensnarled in conflict courtesy of enemies who want to destroy it. Facing great danger, T’Challa must utilize the full strength of the Black Panther, teaming up with Wakandan special forces, his sister Shuri (Letitia Wright), and CIA agent Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) to fight his enemies, protect the people of his country and safeguard the future of Wakanda.

This is a visually stunning film to watch. I saw it in a traditional format and I was completely floored by the sheer beauty of the sets and on location shots in the film, so I can only imagine what it looks like in a more premium format such as IMAX. The cast was full of amazingly talent people and that talent shined brightly, here. I will say, however, that the film ran a bit long for me (134 minutes) and it was somewhat challenging to fully be enveloped in the film as I’m not well versed on the Marvel ecosystem. That said, the film as a stand-alone product had a pretty simple plot to follow and it was entertaining to watch. Was I gaga over it? Not exactly. But I thoroughly enjoyed Black Panther and would recommend it.

I Give It An: A-

Check Out The Trailer Here

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