Welcome to the world of Wakanda: Black Panthers makes over 700k so far

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Marvels “Black Panther,” based on the comic by T. Coates received outstanding reviews from critics and broke records on its opening weekend, and it deserved it. The movie’s incredible CGI, predominantly black cast, and fast-paced plots is one of Marvel’s best projects yet.

The film revolves around the Black Panther, Prince T’Challa of Wakanda(played by Chadwick Boseman), fighting for his place as king of Wakanda and protection from the outer world. Erik Stevens(Michael B. Jordan), comes to Wakanda from California to fight T’Challa for the honor of being king.

The most memorable facet of the movie- and no doubt what brought so many people to the box office- is the predominantly black cast. As the first ever superhero movie to include this, it is revolutionary. The actors are receiving praise from critics and viewers alike, and deservedly so.

Chadwick Boseman, who was also present in “Captain America:Civil War” continued to prove to be an incredible actor. Lupita Nyong’o, who played T’Challa’s love interest Nakia, is finally getting the recognition she deserves for her engaging performance.

The plot is fast-paced, yet easy to keep up with as it was impossible to tear my eyes from the screen. As someone who saw it at one in the morning, I was worried that sleep would be inevitable; however, I quickly realized it would be impossible with a plot this interesting.

One of the most fascinating aspects to this storyline is the fact that the fictional country Wakanda has the resources to be the most powerful country in the world, yet it masquerades itself as the poorest.

The costumes, created by designer Ruth E. Carter, featured Ghanian and Nigerian elements in their designs. Carter said these costumes and this movie was the first step to Hollywood showcasing Africa as something other than dirty and poor.

Overall, the entire movie was a step forward for Hollywood and Marvel, as well as a masterpiece of a production.

 

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Welcome to the world of Wakanda: Black Panthers makes over 700k so far