“The best Marvel film yet.” Wow.
After being introduced in Captain America: Civil War, the final credits promised us a standalone Black Panther film and after that first trailer dropped, we’ve been absolutely pumped to see what’s in store.
Given that Ryan Coogler (Creed, Fruitvale Station) is one of the most talented directors around, we’ve got high hopes for Black Panther and it seems that Coogler has exceeded expectations.
2018 is a big year for Marvel – see, they’ve got this tiny film calledAvenegers: Infinity War – Part One coming out, but they’ve got the year off to a flying start because the first reactions to Black Panther are in and some critics are already calling it the best film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
After Thor: Ragnarok gave us the funniest film in the MCU since Guardians of the Galaxy, it appears that Black Panther has provided us with the best villain.
If you’re a fan of the Marvel films then you’ll know just how big a deal that is because plenty of their films have suffered from the lack of an interesting antagonist.
Well, the revolution is here and people are loving it.
#BlackPanther is exceptional – the James Bond of the MCU. You've seen nothing like this in a superhero movie – it's bold, beautiful & intense, but there's a depth & spiritualness that is unlike anything Marvel has ever done. It's 100% African & it is dope af. pic.twitter.com/Z77IjnIjf2
— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) January 30, 2018
BLACK PANTHER is not screwing around. By far the most political Marvel chapter, to the point I had to remind myself this is a Marvel movie. BLACK PANTHER is a movie with a lot to say.
Also, Michael B. Jordan … damn
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) January 30, 2018
BLACK PANTHER is just astonishing. Ryan Coogler has harnessed the superhero movie — and a really fun one! — to explore profound ideas and create vivid images of black excellence that so rarely ever make it to a giant Hollywood movie. Wow wow wow!
— Adam B. Vary (@adambvary) January 30, 2018
— Ash Crossan (@AshCrossan) January 30, 2018
“Black Panther” is one of Marvel’s most ambitious works and includes, in Michael B. Jordan’s Erik Killmonger, a top tier villain for Marvel or otherwise. He owns every scene he’s in and the film is everything it’s been billed as. Long may it reign. pic.twitter.com/KajWk3PNRm
— Frank Pallotta (@frankpallotta) January 30, 2018
Black Panther looks, feels and sounds unlike any Marvel film to date. A visual feast. Wakanda is amazingly realized, the antagonist actually has an arc with emotional motivations. Marvels most political movie. So good. #BlackPanther
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) January 30, 2018
#BlackPanther is simply awesome. Extremely bold and as touching as it is thrilling, it boasts GOT-style intrigue, crazy innovative action and a deep bench of memorable characters. Top 5 all-time Marvel movie, easy. More later. pic.twitter.com/mmz8Nuf1sy
— Brian Truitt (@briantruitt) January 30, 2018
Marvel has outdone themselves, #BlackPanther is remarkable and the best #Marvel film to date. Finally, a mature superhero film that doesn’t feel like a superhero film. Prepare to have your mind blown. Black Panther has officially redefined the superhero genre as we know it. Bravo
— Scott Menzel (@TheOtherScottM) January 30, 2018
Wow. Black Panther is the best MCU movie ever. I’m not even being biased. This was by far the best marvel movie to date. #BlackPanther
— Dorian Parks (@DorianParksnRec) January 30, 2018
I just saw Black Panther and I doubt it will disappoint you.
— Dave Schilling (@dave_schilling) January 30, 2018
— Luis Lecca (@NukeTheFridge) January 30, 2018
— Shawn Madden (@shawnxmadden) January 30, 2018
Black Panther is the best MCU movie ever. I was blown away from start to finish and I’m not even being biased. This was by far the best marvel movie to date. Thank you, Ryan Coogler! #BlackPanther pic.twitter.com/8Qh0hlOYAb
— Geeks of Color (@GeeksOfColor) January 30, 2018
In case you need a reminder, Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.
But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and Black Panther — is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.”
Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Martin Freeman,
Director: Ryan Coogler
In cinemas: February 16, 2018.