Review of Marvel Studios Movie – Black Panther (2018)

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Posted February 12, 2018 by in Action

Rating

PLOT / STORYLINE
70%


ACTING
70%


DIRECTING
75%


CINEMATOGRAPHY
70%


SCRIPT
70%


GRAPHICS / ANIMATION
80%


BACKGROUND SCORE
75%


Total Score
73%

73/ 100

Quick Stats

Length: 2h 15m
 
Release Date: 16th Feb, 2018
 
Studio: Marvel Studios
 
Storyline: After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king -- and as Black Panther -- gets tested when he's drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.
 
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What We Liked:

Very good CGI and graphics, Good action sequences, Good Script for introduce about Black Panther. Direction is good with some part could have been shorten.
 

What We Disliked:

Some part actors looked hamming to get the African English style accent.
 
What We Thought

This is movie to watch in the theater, especially there are dark night scenes and action sequence inside the mountain. It is good movie to watch and little humour. Micheal B Jordan is impressive and Letitia Wright has proven her skills in acting and action. Marvel comic lovers should go and watch it.

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Firstly I would like to thank #MarvelStudios and #Disney for inviting me for the press screening of movie Black Panther at Roxy Cinemas – City Walk, Dubai. UAE.

T'challa as Black Panther with family and Friends

T’challa as Black Panther with family and Friends

Written by: Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole
Based on the Marvel Comics: Stan Lee & Jack Kirby

The movie is about the African super hero Black Panther, how is got his power and acquirement of his tech gadgets and technology. The story picks from Black Panther/T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) who was first introduced in Captain America: Civil War two years ago to wide acclaim and the action here picks up a week after the events in that movie which saw T’Challa’s father, King T’Chaka, killed by a bombing. He comes back to become the King of the fictional West African nation of Wakanda, a country that appears to be a third-world state to everyone else but is secretly the most technologically advanced civilisation on Earth thanks to its natural stores of Vibranium.

Shuri (Letitia Wright) is the genius who creates all weapons for Black Panther

Shuri (Letitia Wright) is the genius who creates all weapons for Black Panther

T’Challa’s teen sister Shuri (Letitia Wright) is kind of  Mr. Q (from the James Bond movies), outfitting him with gadgets and tech. I loved her acting skills and is the bubbly genius with good action stunts. I am expecting more from her in the forth coming movies.

In the first action in the movie, T’Challa goes to rescues super spy Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) with warrior Okoye (Danai Gurira) from group of terrorist and he frees her and some kidnapped women. This was the only scene which is shown too dark on scene and was not very clear. (if you see it on TV set you will hard time to see the action).

T’Challa is pronounced as the King by the 5 tribes but had to fight challenge to proclaim the throne.  Along with possessing enhanced abilities achieved through ancient Wakandan ritual, T’Challa also relies on his genius intellect, rigorous physical training, martial arts skill, access to advanced technologies and wealth to combat his enemies and foes.

Zuri (Forest Whitaker) who used to be friend of King T’Chaka is the spiritual leader and has a limited role in the movie but an important due which fight between T’Challa and Killmonger happens. Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett) is the mother of T’challa has a limited role in the movie but maybe we will see more of her in the future movies.

Wakanda – a hyper-advanced society due to its stores of the near-magical metal Vibranium – as a marvel of production design, bringing organic life to its dense history and traditions. Hidden from outsiders, the country is portrayed as a beautiful mix of nature and technology, having resisted sharing its wonders – and opening its borders — for fear of unsettling its peace and prosperity. What I liked the set design of the Wakanda city which has the old aestic look with futuristic touch of modernisation.  The Vibranium mountain has all the hi-tech looks and futuristic gadgets and transport like Hyperloop, super elevated trains, etc.

Micheal B. Jordan as Eric Killmonger

Micheal B. Jordan as Eric Killmonger

Eric Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) an assassin with a connection to Wakanda turns up with dangerous though appealing ideas, threatening a war that will spill well beyond its borders.

Fight for throne - T'challa vs Eric Killmonger

Fight for throne – T’challa vs Eric Killmonger

While Killmonger’s thirst for violent revolution is alarming, his experiences growing up in America as a black person inform him and his motivations. He’s more complex than your average comic book villain, even if the way he’s sometimes written doesn’t always gel. There was certain scenes where Micheal B. Jordan actually over shadowed Chadwick Boseman. He has proved himself in this role and audience will remember him for his role. His fit physic and appearance and his style will remembered by audience.

I maybe wrong but there were certain places I felt actor hammed the African English style speech and could make out their effort in speaking their script.

Okoye - Danai Gurira in Black Panther

Okoye – Danai Gurira in Black Panther

Warrior Okoye (Danai Gurira) acted well and did well sequences of action stunts but when came to speech and expression could have done better.

Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o)

Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o)

Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o)  who is super spy and who likes T’Challa was awesome in her role but didn’t have that super charm of being wow factor heroine in the movie. Interesting fact mentioned in the comic as per Wikipedia T’Challa met and fell in love with apparent orphaned teen Ororo Munroe, who would grow up to become the X-Men member Storm. So the name changed Okoye, will she be Storm X-men member?

CGI as usual is awesome and terraform looked so real and specially when I came to know most of the shots have being created in studio with some scenes in South Korea and not Africe, still wonder why not africa when the movie is about africa??

M’Baku’s leader of the Jabari and their war call I found it funny, no doubt they connect with Man- Ape and their call is also suppose to be like Ape but made me laugh as it reminded me of the song Who let the Dogs out. . . woo woo wooo. . . 

There are two post credit scences in the movie, so dont leave your seat and they are connected to future series

 

Conclusion

It is good effort to showcase about the Black Panther and show his background, certain part of the movie was little boring and long but can be ignored.  Overall it is good movie to watch in the theatre, there are night shot scenes which you will only enjoy in the theatre. Good graphics and CGI. Less humour compared to Thor: Ragnarok. Good acting and screen presence of Micheal B Jordan.  Overall watch in the theatre.

 

 

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