Skip to main content

Black Panther (review)


I've seen it and the review will be coming, safe to say, it's now tied as my favorite MARVEL TITLE/Single-Hero movie. The other being Captain America: Winter Solider (and if you know the history between Black Panther and Cap, this makes perfect sense :))



Ok. Wow. So, yeah, I'm soooooooooo far behind on this review it's basically pointless to write.
Too bad I'm still going to do it, but it's not going to be nearly as long or as indepth as it might've been had I not been a lazy ass.




 Wakanda

To

The best part of Black Panther, aside from the only other topic I'll briefly cover (because by now you all should've seen the movie at least twice) is how NEW and FRESH and NEVER-SEEN-BEFORE this world is.


The landscapes. The colors. The culture. The music. The costumes. The languages. The characters.
#1: The respect for this world was ON POINT.




And with respect, comes the complexity that can only be found at the heart of a truly interesting world.

The Villain

Killmonger made this movie for me.
The greatest potential for destruction wasn't from without, but within. #Asitshouldbe
Everything he hated, pushed him to become the worst/best he could possibly be, inorder to destroy and remake that which inspired and fueled his whole life. 
He was both:
A) Everything they said he was—always in the negative; as both shield and sword: all the tropes turned on their heads, wielded like tools for a greater goal that set him apart from all classifications/tribes "they" wished to box him in. 
B) Everything they were—elite; which everyone along the way did their best to not see in him or value beyond their means to use him or dismiss him.
And because of HOW he came to be...
HOW he chose (if a choice) to grow....
He remained a broken person and unable to see another path—or perhaps his POV wasn't blinded by the protections and pleasures of growing up in Wakanda, but growing up in America as a Black Man. 
Nevertheless, his existence forced T'challa to realize a truth: Wakanda wasn't perfect or without fault in a world they wished to hide from. 
 They could abandon or at best abstain from their duty, NO MORE. And that wouldn't have happened, without Killmonger challenging T'challa and the whole structure of Wakanda. 
In the end, like all great villains, he was T'challa's greatest teacher.


*My only ISSUEs
1-I wish more Spiritualism would've come into play. 
2-I wish some kinda African Magic would've been involved; not science or tec, but TRUE magic. I wish that's how Black Panther finally beat Golden Jaguar: That it turned out the Purple Flower and Suit weren't the last, but the first tools of the Black Panther. 
~But these are only the complaints of a writer who wishes he'd gotten his hands on something as badass as this to play around with for hundreds of millions of people to see and fall in love with. :)

Bravo!


Comments

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

My review of BvS: Dawn of Justice

First, let me say how hyped I was for this movie. I was nuts over it.
These characters are my childhood, shit, my adulthood, more so than any other heroes.
I was so excited that for the last month I was avoiding everything about it online and Tv; of course, you can't dodge it all, but I did my best.
I was even taking the time to workout beforehand all the things I didn't understand, like or agree with, based on the trailers I'd seen (before going Dark) and telling all my friends my ideas as a way to counteract all the negative talk already circling the drain—and this was before the actual first reviews came out.
I was supposed to see the movie with one of my best friends, a Die-In-the-Cape Superman aficionado, who like me, also enjoyed Man of Steel. But I'm glad I didn't see it with him, because he was loosing faith early on, despite all my theories and how I fervently denounced hater trash-talking—mostly cause many weren't fans of the genre or didn&…

Finally, my review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

This is going to be a stream of thought, rather than a planned out, book-report style review. I hope to cover several points, but, if I miss or neglect some, I'm sure you won't care—you've already read far too many reviews of this movie anyway. So, does it really matter that yet another unknown is throwing his Two Cents into the wind for whoever to read? I didn't think so. And, to further the point, the next time something like Star Wars gets placed in my lap, maybe then I'll have real room to critique. This is just for fun and because I'm a geek. For me, blogging about this stuff is the next best thing to sitting around with friends and going over and over all the little details for hours on end. I mean, I'd like to stay married. :)

Ok, first things first: I enjoyed this movie. To me, it was a solid B (reasons to follow) I enjoyed the return to Old Movie Magic. I enjoyed the equal mix of CGI and FX and Costumes and Settings and all that jazz. It was good.…

My review of Justice League

So, if you read my review of BvS: Dawn of Justice, and you follow me on FB and Twitter, you're likely surprised I even saw this movie. Me too. But, it just so happens an opportunity fell into my lap and so I decided to check it out.

No, this isn't at all the JL I'd hoped for, but it's what we got.

First, as I did with BvS I'll jump right in and say IT ISN'T TERRIBLE!!!!!!! (unlike BvS)
Ok, Now, let's rate it:
Overall, it's between a 6ish and 7, depending on what you think are the pros and cons, which we'll get to. (Again, I rated BvS a 3.5 to 5, so much improvement)



The plot is kinda straight forward and so I won't really much comment, though, the gathering of the team was weak. To be fair, really, the first half of the movie was bad to not very good—it was really  simple, worse than childlike in it's reasoning: "Hey guys, lets make a team to save the world" and so, we'll cover each teammate in turn because that took up a…