Black Panther has a ideal score on Rotten Tomatoes

Marvel-ous reaction Kids pumped about seeing'Black Panther

They say that if you don't see the value in representation, it's probably because you've always had it. Black Panther is not my representation, but the value is impossible to miss.

The action mostly falls into the standard Marvel pattern.

"We see when we're there, we see beauty, we see power, we see potential, we see ability, we see resources".

Thrillingly and thoughtfully directed and written (with Joe Robert Cole) by Ryan Coogler, the film lights up the screen with a full-throttle blast of action and fun.

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman revealed on Tuesday, January 31 that doubters had tried to convince him not to give the superhero an African accent - and how proud he was to prove them wrong. That's to be expected. Now that the moment has arrived though, it feels like nothing less than a sea change: a wave started by Wonder Woman a year ago and grown to full swell in Panther's moral weight and real-world currency.

Many reviews have singled out director Ryan Coogler for praise, applauding his ability to deliver a film with a distinctive voice within the boundaries of the franchise, and its mega-studio owners Disney. Nevertheless, "Black Panther" pounces toward the head of the class in a way that should make the King, and his key subjects, a cornerstone of an already-formidable roster.

Courtney B. Vance: The first time I saw someone like me on the big screen was "Sounder" in the 70s. Doubtless in the coming weeks many will muse on the impact of a blockbuster primarily focusing on struggles within the black community instead of racial injustice, but even in the superb recent series by Ta-Nehisi Coates and the artist Brian Stelfreeze, the Panther's principal concern was the welfare of Wakanda.

Finally, we come to Polygon's take on Black Panther. If you are heading out to watch the film for its opening weekend, you should watch - or re-watch - Captain American: Civil War on Netflix!

Black Panther is the best Marvel film thus far. As played by Michael B. Jordan, Coogler's lucky charm, Erik is instantly likable, dangerously sexy, and capable of extraordinary violence. Coogler is that kid and this is his fairy tale-a fairy tale for other kids who rarely get them, and never like this. Killmonger is as attractive as he is intimidating. He is the crown jewel of an incredibly wealthy project.

His appearance in Captain America: Civil War (2016) brought Boseman his first taste of real fame and his celebrity looks set to skyrocket when Black Panther opens on February 16, followed in May by Avengers: Infinity War.

★★★★☆ Welcome to Wakanda, tiny fictional east African nation and home to a monarchical uber-civilisation of high-tech tribespeople who use laser-tipped spears, fly anti-gravity spaceships and ride into battle on top of armour-plated rhinoceroses. T'Challa's sister Shuri (Letitia Wright, playful and charismatic), might just be the smartest person in the world (sorry, Tony Stark) and, in James Bond terms, is the Q of this movie, coming up with all sorts of cool weapons, vehicles and gadgets.



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