Have you watched the Black Panther the movie? If you have been following social media lately, you have realized that the Black Panther movie has been the topic of discussion since its premier. The Black Panther release date was on January 29th 2018.
Since then, it has been a very successful premier of the movie gathering more than 200 million dollars in its premier week. The Black Panther premier saw it break the record for the highest earning on a premier day.
Are you a fan of spoilers? This is me being a spoiler and going into the moments of the movie that were the most breathtaking and memorable. We will also go through the most anticipated moments.
The theme which was an African futuristic world
The universe depicted is something new and different from the past movies from marvel. Black Panther marvel movie trailer showed the Wakanda as a sparkling metropolis. It was rich in ancient elegance and it also boasted of breathtaking natural resources. All these coupled with the most advanced technology that can be found anywhere on earth.
The Wakanda universe is breathtaking. And the best part of this awesome world is the fact that the movie shows the growth of the universe in the beginning of the movie through an animated sequence.
The movie boasted of a largely black people cast
The movie had a large concentration of African actors. An African cast was expected to depict the African culture and communicate to the African audiences all over the world. The movie has moments that really do communicate to the African-American audience. At one moment, Shuri (we’ll get back to her in this piece) made a remark about memes. There was also a moment where a ‘secret handshake’ was shared between T’Challa and Shuri.
Shuri is the beloved girl in the movie
The Black Panther cast included Letitia Wright who played Shuri. Shuri was black panthers little sister. She is a young tech genius who shows her exceptional talent and woos the crowd. Be assured when you watch the Black Panther 2018 movie you will definitely love Shuri. If you have read the comic, you will know that Shuri is the one who succeeds the Black Panther. Will she get her own movie? Let’s give it sometime.
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The Wakanda women are a tough bunch
In the past, the role of women in movies was in most cases reduced to them acting as ornaments and trophy prizes for the men. In this movie, women take on the men. Okoye is a woman who commands an all-female army. She was given the title of the Danai Guria among the walking dead. Hard core right?
The villain becomes the hero?
M’Baku, played by Wnston Duke, was a villain at first. As the movie comes to its conclusions, he emerges as the unexpected hero when Killmonger is attacking the Wakanda throne. His involvement in the move helps build the plot. If not for his intervention, T’Chall would have drowned in a river and his kingdom would have fallen on the Killmongers’ hands.
Killmonger was motivated. What was his motivation?
Many have termed Killmonger as an enthralling character. The best they have seen in a Marvel movie so far. His opinion was that Wakanda sidestepped its responsibility to the rest of the African nations and to the diaspora. His death statement showed this, he suggested he be buried at sea to be with his ancestors. Those who refused to become slaves and opted to jump ship during the slave trade era.
The Wakanda were a political nation
The Black Panther actually addresses the United Nations. He advices on the importance of building relations rather than nations becoming isolated. Was he talking to Africa? Was he talking to the countries of the west?
Well, I know this is enough convincing that you should actually go watch the movie. How did you find it?