So Black Panther. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past two or three months you probably know something about a movie called Black Panther. As a fan of superhero movies myself (I literally watched two Marvel movies before going to the theatre to watch Black Panther), I felt obligated to not only watch Black Panther, but review it as well.
Black Panther is one of the most hyped up movies I’ve ever seen. The ads are absolutely everywhere. Again, unless you live without the internet, cable television, or friends, you’ve probably heard something about how absolutely amazing Black Panther was going to be. I am here to confirm the theories, Black Panther is, in fact, wonderful. It lived up to the enormous hype. It’s official, anyone with any sense now wants to live in Wakanda. In fact, the movie is so popular that one of the top trending hashtags over the past week has been #WakandaForever. For all of the reasons I thought Black Panther exceeded my expectations, read below.
As a Caucasian female, I don’t really experience the lack of representation in media that African-American people do, but I do know that this movie was chock full of African-American men and women that I wish I could be. I thought that the representation in this movie was fabulous. All in all, the diversity of the characters was amazing and I was blown away.
Since the movie had so much hype, I was a little nervous that I would be disappointed with the final product. It’s really hard to live up to expectations as high as those set for Black Panther, but the movie smashed those expectations to bits. I was really impressed with how well made it was.
Black Panther was so incredibly accurate. The makers of the movie very obviously put a lot of time and effort into researching African culture. I’m not super knowledgeable about African culture, but everything checks out pretty well. The tribes, the rituals, the clothing, even the music was accurate, and I’m sure the movie would make historians proud.
So that was my public rant about how wonderful, amazing, astounding Black Panther was. I encourage all of you to go see this work of art as soon as you can. #WakandaForever
PSA: Stay until the end of the credits. While the first ending scene may be deceiving, there is, in fact, a second ending clip. Stay. It’s worth it.