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I’m not the first to say it but I’ll be the first to agree with it: Black Panther is possibly the best movie in the Marvel universe. That statement is coming from a girl who is a die-hard Iron Man fan and Guardians of the Galaxy geek but Black Panther just beat them all… and here are some reasons why!
It’s beautiful. The people, the costumes, the technology… it’s really not fair.
First of all, everyone in this movie is ridiculous attractive. Chadwick Boseman plays T’Challa, also known as The Black Panther (stoic with abs). Micheal B. Jordan plays his rival, Erik Killmonger (if a smile could kill…). Also, the women in this film are stunning. Luptia Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Angela Basset and Letitia Wright, just to name a few. There is also an army of warrior women in Wakanda who are so beautiful that they could kick the crap out of you and you would thank them for it.
The costumes are also unreal. The mixture between bold, traditional African pieces with new wave style is perfect for this film — paying a homage to the past, present and giving a glimpse into the future.
Even the technology in this film is spectacular— so much so that it makes Iron Man’s gadgets look like children’s toys. Also, the Black Panther suit might have all the other Marvel superheroes outfits beat… it’s that good.
Out of all the Marvel films, this one felt the most authentic.
There was something so realistic and pure about this film compared to all the rest. Other Marvel films pull at your heart strings, throughly develop each character backgrounds and always have the hero come out on top. Black Panther brings all of that to the table but nothing was forced, campy or overdone. It had the right amount of humor, romance and plenty of action. Which leads me to my next point…
The action/fight scenes were some of the best I had ever seen.
They were nothing like the action scenes in Kinsgman: The Secret Service where you almost see too much… but they had just enough to keep you on the edge of your seat. The warrior babes are so badass and strong— it was incredible to watch such powerful women fight (literally) for what they love. The battle scenes between Boseman and Jordan were intense and you could tell that it took HOURS of training to get all of that right. There is also a scene that takes place in Korea that is very “Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift“-esque and it. was. awesome.
Black Panther is actually really funny!
After leaving Thor: Ragnorak with a side-ache from laughing so hard, I wasn’t sure how any other Marvel film was going to measure up humor-wise. What I loved about Black Panther was that it had its subtle, funny lines but it was NEVER too much. The humor was enough to get some great laughs out of the audience but nothing that distracted from the storyline or underlying message. The film has a somewhat serious tone but the sprinkle of humor throughout is the cherry on top.
This film is unlike anything we have ever seen… yet.
Seeing an all African-American cast full of superheroes and people of power was incredibly moving to watch. This is just the beginning of films like this. Black Panther is already breaking down barriers, crushing the box office, surpassing films on Rotten Tomatoes and topping critic scores all across the world. This wasn’t just a one time thing… this is the start of a movement and I CAN’T wait to see where it takes the future of film and superheroes.
Believe the hype! Black Panther is playing in theaters NOW!