MOVIE REVIEW: Black Panther

The action continues in this addition to the Marvel cinematic universe
Nakia, T'Challa/Black Panther and Okoye make it back to Wakanda (© Marvel Studios 2018)

We are beyond convinced that Marvel Studios has a formula that allows them to produce great movies every time.

Long Live the King

T'Challa/Black Panther welcoming his final fight with open arms. ( © Marvel Studios 2018)

Black Panther picks up right where Captain America: Civil War left off. After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to become its new leader. Seems pretty straightforward right? Wrong! Shortly after he is crowned king, his archnemesis Erik Killmonger (who T'Challa didn't even know existed) finds his way into Wakanda and challenges his right to the throne.

With the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk, T'Challa must rally his allies and use the power of the Black Panther to secure the safety of his people.

Meet Wakanda

Who's the best at creating awesome futuristic cities? Alright, it's you, Marvel. (© Marvel Studios 2018)

As for the setting of this flick, we finally get to see the fictional African nation of Wakanda in all of its glory. And it is quite a sight to behold. Vibranium, the rarest metal in the Marvel universe, powers this technologically-advanced country. You remember vibranium right? The same metal Captain America's shield is made from? Yeah, that comes from these guys.

One really cool fact about Wakanda is that although it is a fictional African country, its native language is real. After a conversation between directors and John Kani who plays T'Chaka (the black panther's father), a South African language called Xhosa was chosen as the official language of Wakandans. A total of 19.2 million people speak Xhosa worldwide. Critics say that the addition of the language adds to the authenticity of the movie.

Edge of Your Seat Action

T'Challa/Black Panther and Erik Killmonger (our villain) battling it out for the throne. (© Marvel Studios 2018)

We all know Marvel superhero movies are famous for their awesome fight scenes and hilarious jokes, and this movie is no exception to that rule. Added to that, is a rich storyline, powerful cast, awesome soundtrack and stunning costume design.

Still unsure about it? You can watch the infamous trailer below.

Black Panther hits cinemas Friday, February 16th.

Warning: Black Panther is rated PG-13 for prolonged sequences of action violence so this may not be for everyone.

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