A Reflection On Marvel Movie Black Panther

Category: Marvel, Movie Review
Last Updated: 19 Feb 2023
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In 2018, Ryan Coogler directed on of the most sensational and inspiring Marvel movies I have ever seen, “Black Panther”. From the incredible cast to the costumes to the effects, everything about this movie is able to hold your attention from beginning to end. This movie also represents a turning point for the Marvel Universe as they had an African American director and (for the most part) cast, which has never been done before through their company.

This film starts in the past when the T’Chaka (John Kani), King of Wakanda, visits his brother N’Jobu (Sterling K. Brown) who is working as a spy in California. However, T’Chaka was not there to check in on him, he went there to bring him to home to face consequences for aiding Klaw (Andy Serkis) in the attack against Wakanda to steal Vibranium. N’Jobe’s tries to explain that his intentions were to give power to the powerless. But, the conversation went south and before N’Jobe attacks Zuri (Forest Whitaker), T’Chaka kills him. The incident is covered up and N’Jobe’s son, Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan), is left behind to find his father dead and eventually plots his revenge.

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Fast Forward to present day, T’Chaka was killed (this death happens in Captain America: Civil War) and his son, T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), is to be crowned the King of Wakanda. This is when were first see the brilliance and the beauty of Wakanda. Brightly colored and magnificent, it hides under a force field hidden and isolated from the world. We also get introduced to Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) T’challa’s ex, Okoye (Danai Gurira) leader of the Royal Guard, Shuri (Letitia Wright) his sister, and Ramonda (Angela Basset) his mother. For me, the ceremony was one of the best scenes. We also get a taste of Ruth E. Carter’s dazzling, fearsome and intimidating, costume designs. Carter adds tribal beadwork, jewelry, and colors to the men, but mainly the women’s, costumes to create strong and beautiful costumes based on African history. Filled with tradition and color from multiple tribes all coming together to celebrate a new leader, it was unlike any of the other Marvel movies.

While the ceremony is going on in Wakanda, Killmonger teams up with Klaw (just as his father did) to steal vibranium and sell it because, he believes that it is his destiny to finish what his father had started. T’Challa, Nakia, and Okoya find the location of Klaw and go undercover to bring him back to Wakanda to face a trial (The music in this scene is also awesome and we can thank many different artists for that). Klaw is captured but later saved by Killmonger, injuring Agent Ross (Martin Freeman) in the process. They return home where T’Challa learns the truth about Stevens and now he realizes he now must correct his father’s mistake.

Chadwick Boseman, AKA the Black Panther or T’Challa, was first seen in Captain America: Civil War. He plays the role effortlessly and there really isn’t another actor that would have played T’Challa better. He is likable and loved by the audience both as a king and as a superhero. The rest of the cast in Black Panther was also played by amazing actors. Letitia Wright as Shuri was spunky, energetic, and she brought some laughs into the movie. Michael B. Jordan played the most likable supervillain (although my favorite is still Loki) and added some swagger as Erik Killmonger. Lupita Nyong'o (Nakia) and Danai Gurira (Okoye) both portrayed the powerful women of Wakanda with ease and both executed the role with fierceness and grace. The only role I would consider redundant or relatively useless was Agent Ross played by Martin Freeman. Freeman is an excellent actor, especially in “The Hobbit” series, and he did a great job in his role of playing an agent in “Black Panther”. However, the role did not seem necessary to the plot and did not really impact the movie.

In terms of the style of movie “Black Panther” portrays, it is very similar to “Logan”. Like Westwick’s claws, Hugh Jackman (Logan AKA Wolverine) also has claws and their enemy/villain that they have to fight also has claws or a power similar to theirs. Not many other movies can match the impact of “Black Panther”’s effects or script or casting or costumes. The only other movies that would be similar in terms of the effects and CGI could be all the rest of the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

“Black Panther” is definitely a turning point for the Marvel Universe. The cast, crew, effects, and costumes were all perfectly woven together to create a masterpiece that is inspiring for people of color and inspired by African culture. Sensational, inspiring, and with some added humor creates the perfect family-time film, which is “Black Panther”.

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