Google: Queen Ramonda, Shuri,
M'Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje fight
to protect their nation from intervening
world powers in the wake of King
T'Challa's death. As the Wakandans
strive to embrace their next chapter,
the heroes must band together with Nakia
and Everett Ross to forge a new path for
their beloved kingdom.
to black panther did not disappoint.
This film follows the real life death of
Chadwick Boseman the actor who played
Black Panther in the first installment.
Boseman unfortunatley passed away from
cancer in 2020 and left not only the
marvel franchise in shock but all of
cinema. The movie did a great job
of paying tribute to Chadwick in the
opening credits. It was a silent
montage of him from all the previous
movies that left the theater in chills.
As the movie begins, we see that a
hospital in wakanda is rushing to try
and save the black panther who seems to
have something wrong with his heart.
This is a dramatic sequence as it is
tying the real life death of Chadwick
Boseman to the death of the Black
Panther character. As the Black
Panther passes away and his character
arc comes to a conclusion, there is a
dramatic shift as we are introduced to
the villains of the movie. Tenoch
Huerta, who plays Namor an underwater
mutant who’s strength and intelligence
rivals that of Wakanda’s best leaders
delivers an excellent performance.
Compared to most super hero movies I
have seen lately the character
development of his character is well
thought out and has incredible depth.
Letita Wright, who plays Shuri the
sister of the Black Panther has her
coming out performance as she is given
the torch to lead the franchise going
forward. I won’t give to much away
but she is now in the saddle to become
Marvel’s next great woman super hero.
The film itself pushes the three hour
mark however, you are never bored as an
audience member. Through both
great writing and exciting special
effects this movie rivals my favorite
movie of the year (Top Gun Maverick) for
the top spot. I would suggest for
anyone who hasn’t seen the first Black
Panther in a while to rewatch so that
you are familiar with the core
characters. The movie moves fast
and I found myself forgetting the roles
of the characters from the first
edition. Enjoy the movie as this
is the best super hero film I have seen
in the last couple of years.