The latest MCU film to hit theaters, ‘Black Panther Wakanda Forever’ is a sequel to 2018’s Black Panther, starring the late Chadwick Boseman.
As Chadwick’s career reached impressive heights, having played Jackie Robinson in 2013’s 42 and James Brown in 2014’s Get On Up, he learned that he had stage III colon cancer.
Instead of letting the diagnosis slow him down, Boseman pushed forth with even more zest, balancing the world of box office mega-hits with hospital treatments.
His secret finally came out when on August 28, 2020, when a post on his social media pages tragically announced: “It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.”
The Black Panther franchise and the MCU, created a beautiful tribute film, though he is not featured in the film his presence is felt throughout the entire film as Shuri (Letitia Wright) continues to lean on T’Challa’s kindheartedness as she continues to be consumed by vengeance.
I am so glad this movie got a review because it does not seem like people are talking about it as much as I expected them to. This will be my honest opinion of the film, but I recommend you go see it yourself in the theater!
This is definitely one of my favorite movies of all time because it makes me feel empowered. It talks about how we should protect our home and country before we worry about other countries when they are not our own. Obviously, it is fictional, but I can relate to the movie in so many ways.
This movie is also very powerful in its message. The message is that we are not as unique as we think we are, and our country does not have a monopoly on greatness or innovation. As long as we embrace our differences and learn from each other, there will be no limit to what we can achieve together.
I like how this movie is extremely family-oriented and how it portrays black women as strong independent female characters. They are not damsels in distress but heroes who fight alongside their men (and women).
I’m glad they had strong and independent female characters in this movie because sometimes women are depicted as weak and emotional. I am not saying there is anything wrong with being an emotional woman, but it is nice to see different kinds of roles for black women in movies.
I feel like the fight scenes in this movie were not as long or exciting as I expected them to be, but the visual effects are very good. The fight scenes are like a mix of martial arts and kung fu with lots of flips and kicks.
I liked the action scenes because there were a lot of flips and chain throws, but the fighting was not as fast or furious as I expected it to be. It takes a little bit of time for the camera to catch up with the action.
I noticed this movie was shot at night and during the day in different locations around Wakanda. At first, I thought it would be hard to tell what was happening on screen because there would be so much bright light, but it seems they’ve done a great job with that.
The scenes that take place during the day are usually fairly light because they are in a lush green jungle with beautiful sunny landscapes. The night scenes are dark, so you can’t see what is going on, but that’s how it should be, and it makes sense in the context of the movie.
I think it is important to have a diversity of people working on a film because they can bring different perspectives and ideas to the table. I really enjoyed this film because they had a good mixture of talented people on screen (both in front of and behind the camera).
I definitely recommend everyone go see this movie but plan on sitting through 2 hours and 22 minutes because there is not much time for breaks between scenes. Black Panther Wakanda Forever is a great way to spend a couple of hours.
I absolutely love this movie, but I did find myself getting bored at some points in the film. There are long periods when there are no visuals on screen, so it can get boring pretty fast.
For example, they show a montage of how different tribes in Wakanda live and work, but those scenes can be monotonous sometimes, so you must pay attention if you want to understand the plot and what is happening on screen.
They should have been more careful with planning them because they caught me off guard, and it took me a while to regain my composure.