The kiddo and I got to finally see “Black Panther”. Like all other MCU fans, we had been waiting and waiting for this movie to hit theatres. It was well worth the wait!
Spoilers are ahead, but this movie has been out for two weeks now, so I honestly have no sympathy for you if you read on and get something spoiled (just sayin…)
Here are some of our thoughts on the movie:
- The entire cast was amazing!
- The girlpower present in the film, start to finish
- An excellent and complicated villain in Killmonger. He presents some valid points, but at the end of the day his “solution” to these issues is way, way off base. Reason being is that his true motivations aren’t altruism or justice, but to take over himself and rule the world
- Speaking of Killmonger, the points he makes about colonialism, particularly in the museum scene at the beginning of the movie are on point and brutally honest
- The costumes are so beautiful, they made me want to cry
- The color palette of the whole film was like spending time inside a painting. Just beautiful
- The relationship between T’Challa and his sister, Shuri. Just lovely and REAL
- The way the M’Baku tribe handles dissention. I bark in approval
- Beating up someone with a wig and a shoe. Yep, for the win!
- Those rhinos! I want one!
- Oh how I wish Wakanda was a real place!
- Shuri’s tech and wardrobe
- The Dora Milaje. I mean, COME ON!
- Marvel has done it again
This movie takes us into the beginning of Infinity War, which is now only two months away, not that I’m counting… (I’m totally counting)! The post-credit scene shows us that Bucky is doing very well in Wakanda and is no longer a Bucksicle, so he is ready for the war that is coming.
I was hoping for an appearance from Cap, but I completely understand why they didn’t do this. Black Panther needed to be its own separate movie, start to finish. Now, while T’Challa is safely nestled within the MCU (“Civil War” took care of that), we needed to have a separate movie so we can get to know and love our newest heroes in the MCU. The Wakanda universe will be a huge part of the next Marvel phase I’m thinking, so we best get acquainted with their people and their culture, not to mention their tech. I really hope for scenes with Shuri and the science bros. Give me what I desire, Marvel!
They will. I know they will.
Wakanda Forever! Kim and Scout
*Lead Photo and all movie photos: Marvel Studios and Disney