Marvel’s Black Panther is making big waves in the entertainment world smashing records left and right. It has now the eighth best selling movie of all time, and in it’s third weekend it made more money than any other movie in history on a non-holiday weekend. That said, you’ve probably seen the movie already, but if you haven’t seen it yet, you should. I saw this movie opening night and it absolutely did not disappoint. My girlfriend Caele (who does not enjoy superhero movies at all) also thoroughly enjoyed it.
Marvel’s Black Panther features the prince of African country Wakanda and his road to not only becoming the superhero the Black Panther, but also becoming the leader of their country. This movie demonstrates the perfect tight rope balance between ancient African tradition and modern day/futuristic technological advances. The major dilemma in the movie focusing on the futuristic technology housed in Wakanda and whether or not they should share it with the rest of the world.
Whether you’re a super hero fan or not, Marvel’s Black Panther is thoroughly enjoyed by all, and though technically it’s rated PG-13, I believe it’s appropriate for people of all ages. When I saw the movie a young child (probably 5 or 6 years old) sat a few seats away from me and made the movie much more enjoyable with the excessive amount of excitement that he displayed. When Black Panther first appears on the screen he shouts, “That’s the Black Panther!”
But I digress; if you’ve not seen the Black Panther, I thoroughly recommend it. It fits well with important issues we face today in the world and is all around a fun movie.
Movie Rating: A