Film review by Steve Duffy –
“Black Panther” follows T’Challa, who, after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.
Be warned, the film does start out slow as it sets ups the back story, but after that hold on to your seats because every scene after the prologue gets better and better as the film moves forward.
Chadwick Boseman is a charismatic hero who holds his own as the Black Panther.
The supporting cast is stellar, especially the female actors. Their roles are both empowering and important to the story. They are the role models that all little girls need regardless of color.
Letitia Wright steals the movie as the king’s sister with her quick wit and comedic timing.
Michael B. Jordan is definitely that best villain in the Marvel Universe.
As awesome as Black Panther is, the CGI fighting scenes do get a little cartoonish. .
Black Panther is not only a great superhero film, it also touches on many real and serious topics that are so relevant in today’s society.
RATING: PG-13 for prolonged sequences of action violence, and a brief rude gesture
RUNTIME: 2 hours and 15 minutes