Why everyone should see Black Panther


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Black Panther is one of the hottest movies out right now, no doubt because Marvel movies are so popular, but also because of what it does for the culture. This is the first superhero movie we have where the hero is black. It also does a great job of recognizing the strength of women.

Here’s just a short backstory: Black Panther takes place right after Captain America: Civil War in Wakanda, a fictional place in Africa, following the death of its king. The Black Panther, also known as Prince T’Challa, is then crowned king to rule over Wakanda. T’Challa’s first order as king is to find the man that killed his father and avenge him.

I am no Marvel comic nerd, but I have seen most of the Marvel movies and have a good knowledge on what is going on in the Marvel Universe. Overall, I would say Black Panther is a decent Marvel movie. I say that because I feel that the Black Panther himself and his home of Wakanda have a weak backstory. We’re not really shown Wakanda and its people, and there’s no buildup of T’Challa and the type of person he is. Though, the movie does have great side characters that are well developed. In general, I would say the movie is great because of how it relates to this generation. The majority of the cast are African and women, which I think is a great step forward in diversifying the movie industry.

The movie also has a great soundtrack, with appearances from Kendrick Lamar and The Weekend, which most teens will recognize. The cast is filled with recognizable actors including Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, and even Daniel Kaluuya, who played the lead role in last year’s Get Out. There are small instances where Black Panther references pop culture trends of today, which can be funny to younger kids, but also may be a little corny to those who are older. Either way, it doesn’t take away from the greatness of this movie

Black Panther is a movie I will remember for years to come, and sits as one of my favorite superhero movies because of the way it indulges our generation in hopes of including everyone.

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