Black Panther Clawed It's Way to a Successful Opening Weekend

There are many things outside of the movie that I do not agree with and I will not entertain any of that ridiculousness because doing so takes away from how great Black Panther is. That being said, Black Panther was created in spectacular fashion. The characters were full of confidence, swag, and strength and they provided energy that lasted from inception to the post-credits. The movie had an outstanding cast and the imagery and cinematic quality was superb. The story was well thought out and the action scenes seem to be done with a purpose, however; some may have been overwhelmed by the final fight sequences as it quickly transitioned back and forth between the hero and the antagonist and the overall battle scene. 

The magical world of Wakanda, home to Black Panther, which is located in the hidden lands of Africa, is reminiscent to Asgard. Although both are mythical, Wakanda felt like a place that could quite possibly be real. T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), who plays the role of Black Panther, ascended to the throne of Wakanda once his father was killed in Captain America Civil War. Armed with a powerful female army, enough vibranium to power large countries and an incredibly intelligent sister Shuri (Letitia Wright) sought to capture Klaue (Andy Serkis) while protecting Wakanda and maintaining isolation from the rest of the world. Unfortunately, Erick Killmonger played by Michael B. Jordan had other plans. 

The movie contained an array of emotions that left you yearning for a sequel long before the movie ended. From T’Challa’s complex relationship and conflicting ideologies with his love interest Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) to his confounding emotions regarding his deceased father to his compassion for his diabolical adversary, the movie took your feelings on a roller coaster ride that didn’t stop until the very end. Personally, I thought Shuri (Letitia Wright) was phenomenal and if she had been in a few more scenes, she may have stolen the movie. She was clever and funny and passionate and I think that Marvel may agree with me based on her cameo in the second post credit sequence.

Overall, Black Panther is easily one of the best Marvel movies of all time and it makes for a great family outing. The hype around this movie was incredible and remarkably, it exceeded my expectations. I took my wife, kids and in-laws and they all agreed that the movie was outstanding. This movie will definitely be up for a few awards and I will probably be in line to see it again.