My review on the Black Panther movie

If you’re a big super-hero movies fan like me (although I don’t consider myself a “nerd” or an avid follower of everything comic books), or if at least you haven’t been living in a cave in the last 10 years, you’ll know that one of the most anticipated movies of 2018 has just come out – Black Panther. Well, last night I got to see it at an IMAX cinema.

The new Black Panther, King T'Chala.
The new Black Panther, King T’Chala.

Somehow I knew it was gonna be good, but I didn’t know how good… It was AWESOME! I mean, really, REALLY AWESOME! Do I sound very excited? Hell yes I am excited because this movie exceeded my expectations!

It had a bit of everything: drama, comedy, action (actually lots of it) and a few surprises too. I think the actors played their characters perfectly, I think they were believable and that’s what made it so enjoyable to watch.

The main cast of Marvel's Black Panther movie.
The main cast of Marvel’s Black Panther movie.

I’m no movie critic nor I pretend myself to be – hell, I find them to be pompous pricks most of them to be honest – but I go with my feelings. Black Panther was the first African super-hero to appear in the comics (or anywhere if I’m not mistaken), and even though we saw him appear for the first time on screen during Captain America: Civil War, what everyone was looking for was the standalone movie.

Black Panther on Captain America: Civil War
Black Panther on Captain America: Civil War

In this movie we see the origins of the Black Panther and how T’Chala, after the death of his father T’Chaka, deals with this sudden change and with the new reality of ruling the whole country of Wakanda. Like I said above, expect lots of drama, very well done fun parts and lots, LOTS of action. And if you love colours and well-balanced rhythmic music… Well, you’ll see for yourself.

King T'Chala and sister Shuri look at the Black Panther suits.
King T’Chala and sister Shuri look at the Black Panther suits.

I hope I didn’t spoil it too much for you if you haven’t seen it yet. What I wrote doesn’t give Black Panther enough justice and there’s plenty of posts and articles out there that explain it in a more eloquent and better way than what you’re reading right now.

Go to the cinema and watch Black Panther. You’ll see it’s money well spent ;-).

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