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Black Panther Among Marvel’s Best

Nicolas Malm, Reporter

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Interested in superhero movies? How about action movies? Would you enjoy a very captivating story about the origin of an African prince who has to go through his initiation process to become king after his father’s death in order to protect his country from their main substance of power from getting into the wrong hands?

Take a breath, it was a mouth full, but if any of these descriptions peaked even the slightest of your interest, Marvel’s Black Panther may just be the movie for you.

Ryan Coogler directs a very intriguing and hooking depiction of Marvel’s first African-American superhero.

Chadwick Boseman suits up as T’challa, son of the former king of fictional African city Wakanda. Wakanda is home to the strongest and rarest metal substance on earth known as vibranium.

As T’challa is next in line to inherit the role as the Black Panther to be Wakanda’s king and protector, trouble arises when his vengeance seeking cousin Erik Killmonger, played by Michael B. Jordan, interferes to be the ruler as Black Panther to acquire the vibranium to take Wakanda under his total control.

Aside from the very unique and interesting plot, this movie offers a colorful and inventive image of a very mesmerizing setting of Wakanda. Out of all the inventions and technology that exists in Wakanda, the best part about it…has to be the women.

This movie is full of strong, hilarious, and down-right awesome female protagonists. You will feel like it is more their movie than T’challa’s.

We are introduced to T’challa’s former love interest Nakia played by Lupita Nyong’o. As well as strong defense guardian of Wakanda, Okoye, played by Danai Gurira, and let me not forget T’challa’s little sister Shuri, played by Letitia Wright, who will leave you laughing hysterically on the floor.

Marvel’s Black Panther offers the next thrilling and exciting piece to further fan anticipation for Avengers: Infinity War.

Though aside from Black Panther’s other hero counterparts, this film doesn’t even feel like a Marvel movie. It feels more like an origin story based on a unique culture and beliefs that also consists of action and drama and will leave you with the utmost satisfaction by the time the credits role.

It’s February release also acts as a very honorable tribute to Black History Month as it has an almost entire Black cast has been a cultural touchpoint for African Americans in the same way Wonder Woman was for females.

I rate this movie a strong five out of five stars for being such a fun and amazing ride of a movie. Without giving anything else away about this amazing film, you should go out there and see this move, even if you have already, just see it again.

Yeah it is really that good!

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Black Panther Among Marvel’s Best