The comic character of Black Panther took time to be released, it was due quite a while back but it made its mark during Captain America Civil war. But the brief yet honest radical strong character went well in Civil War and it was only a formality before it was made into a full fledge movie; and what we get is simply nothing short of magnificent as we are taken inside the kingdom in swag. Black Panther’s core concept–that there’s a secretive African country full of immense technology, respectable people, and godlike warriors–is incredibly fun and brilliant for storytelling that engages the audience.
Two characters steal the show; the hero and the villain or to put it even precise; Chadwick Boseman and Michael Jordan or even precise into their character roles as Black Panther Vs Killmonger. The showdown, the spectacle and the entire script keeping into mind the race injustice to Black till date is spectacular. Marshall, comes masterfully into his own here as T’Challa, the crown prince of the mysterious kingdom of Wakanda. He assumes the throne when his father is killed while giving a speech at the United Nations. After an elaborate initiation ritual, T’Challa is tasked with hunting down an evil arms merchant named Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis), who has stolen a Wakandan article made of the precious metal vibranium. Outfitted with adhesive footwear, a fearsome feline mask and a suit that can absorb and redirect power, invented by his techno-genius sister Shuri (Letitia Wright), T’Challa sets off for South Korea with his allies, General Okoye (Danai Gurira) and Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o), an accomplished operative who also happens to be T’Challa’s ex-girlfriend.
Its game on since then and is plenty entertaining, even though the entire setup looks amiss from rest of marvel’s work. The film strives like our very own Kabali from Rajinikanth, its not just a superhero movie but a showcase of the struggling American-Afro minority community who have to struggle through the fences to prove themselves. The film is a near realistic approach of humanity with the help of some crazy vfx stunts they have certainly driven home a credible film. Writer and director Ryan Coogler asks hard questions in this story, about the choices a prosperous nation makes in order to maintain its prosperity and security while beyond its borders, war, division, corruption and what else that makes a nation so great. Titling around the precious metal Vibranium, the core of the movie revolves around “If”, while the king is reluctant to agree to his greatness or when the conflict to share the greatness of the Wakanda to the world is restricted because of reluctance. Be it whatever, Black Panther shines in
But of course, it’s not all philosophy and moral questions here, director Coogler also delivers the goods when it comes to the film’s action, using locations, CGI, and impressive fight choreography to deliver thrilling set pieces the equal of any previous Marvel solo superhero outing. The best part about Black Panther is the antagonist role of Killmonger; its dark as usual for a hero, but usually Marvel’s villains are either from outer universe or someone with immense super powers. Here its neither, he is driven by his complex emotions and a sense of Wakanda urge in him making the villain extra special. Most of the marvel movies were never about being too serious; the last Thor movie was a hilarious outing. Black Panther is a perfect example of how to shuttle between humor and grimness.