Captain American:Civil War introduced us all to a new hero, Black Panther. We see that after the death of his father, the new king T’Challa seeks revenge on the ones that caused his fathers death. Things get complicated and basically, he returns to him homeland of Wakanda after helping restore order amongst the other heroes.
Black Panther sees our hero have to fight to claim the throne throughout the film. First facing another tribe leader and then having to face his own vengeful cousin.
This film is full of non stop action from start to finish because, it’s smack bang in the middle of Civil War and Infinity War so there’s no time to waste. It feels as though we’re too far down the line here for an origin story but this film does work on some level. I think that in order to have Black Panther fighting with our other heroes we needed to see him prove he can live up to them, this film proves that.
The acting is great, such a brilliant cast including up and coming actor Daniel Kaluuya who was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in ‘Get Out’. We’ve also got some old favourites such as Forest Whitaker and Andy Circus in supporting roles. I personally am still warming to Chadwick Boseman, I’ve not seen him in enough to know whether or not I like him just yet. He’s alright as Black Panther but I think there are better young actors out there, time will tell…
As with all Marvel movies the VFX are flawless, there’s plenty of them in this one due to the advanced technology in the city of Wakanda it’s got more of a sci-fi feel to it then other Marvel movies and the actual sets and landscapes used are stunning, my personal favourite without saying to much is scene when T’Challa is ‘dreaming’.
Overall, it’s a good addition to the Marvel franchise however, it lacks connections to the other films in more ways than one. If you see this movie as a stand alone film then you’ll enjoy it but as a Marvel fan that was wanting an explanation on a certain story-line you’ll be disappointed like me…
Perfect Popcorn Score – Black Panther gets a seven from me, I wanted something that connects because I think that’s the stage we’re at now and this felt isolated. Also something was never brought up and I think the fans needed it to be addressed. 7/10