Starring: Chadwick Boseman
Director: Ryan Coogler
Writer: Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole
Another long waited Marvel film is out, directed by Ryan Coogler; Black Panther. I was particularly excited for this one, maybe because it was a new character that Marvel has not based a movie on before or just because it’s a Marvel film. And as I never read the comics, I didn’t really have an idea on what the story was going to be about. But it was a Marvel movie, so I knew it was going to be good with comedy and a short appearance from Stan Lee.
Not that I was really that surprised but I adored the backstory to the character and each and how every one of them loved their country. Of course, the original black panther was created because of something that came from out of earth. I did like the fact that each black panther was passed on and was always in the family. It portrays how important family is, even the enemy was family. It gives a stronger point of view because it’s harder to despise him when he is blood especially when it is not some random stranger having a vendetta. It gives a slight Thor and Loki feel.
I only went to see this on the weekend, and I have already heard many thoughts on the ‘bad guy’. And not many people liked the story. And to be honest, I can see where they are coming from. It is an odd story line but at the same time, I quite like that it is based around family and how all M’Baku wanted was to be apart of what he could’ve been. It may seem sad and unexpected, but it’s not as horrid when you think about it.
I would say, Chadwick Boseman did an amazing job and was so drawn in to his character. He played a great king and you wanted him to be as well. The castings crew chose well.
But Martin Freeman as an American, really?! Everyone knows he’s British and it did not work that well. Though, he wasn’t one of the main characters so it doesn’t seem too important. It just made me laugh how many times they mentioned he was American just to make it more obvious.
What I admire from this film though, is the rise in female fighters. DC conquered this in Wonder Woman and was successful in showing womens strength. And this is just as inspiring. The stories are really fitted to the 21st century and even though it’s a comic story, it somehow is relatable.
I’m weak to a slight bit of romance, with him and his ex, which I did not see coming but it was adorable. He had a weak spot with her and you see how sensitive he can be. I guess it just showed how you have to compromise to make relationships work. And I just think that this film covered so many real life events in a superhero, sci-fi movie. Especially how the world should all work together to become a better place and the loyalty between them all.
I would give it a 4/5 stars overall. ⭐️ And recommend to go see it!