Hey guys, gays, and gworls! I’m back at it like a crack addict during this beautiful month I like to call Black History Month!!!
To start off this month of greatness, I’m going to review the movie “Black Panther” and talk about how it gave us the representation we needed!
“After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.”
Black Panther was the 18th installment of the MCU produced and directed by Ryan Coogler. Aside from this movie he has directed Creed, Creed 2 and Fruitvale Station (too emotional to watch a second time). Ryan Coogler took his plan, a $200-million dollar budget, and A CAST OF NINETY PERCENT BLACK PEOPLE to create this amazing body of work! The movie itself is great! The plot was well-developed, and it was nice to see an action movie representing black people so well without feeding on stereotypes. The costumes, the hairstyles, the technology, the fight scenes, the EVERYTHING! Ugh, Coogler’s MIND!
Aside from the things the movie did (which was THAT), there were some obvious downfalls of the movie. That last fight scene between of Killmonger and had wasn’t looking too rendered. Have you ever watched a clip from behind the scenes that could’ve been great? That was it. I’m not knocking it because they fixed it with the swiftness, but that could have honestly sat longer. Also, Michael B. Jordan’s performance was subpar in my opinion. There were some moments where I cringed. Don’t @ me, @ ya momma!
Don’t get me wrong, I still watch the movie FAITHFULLY! Probably grazed my screens more times than Y’all!
I’ve already established that the black director and the 90% black cast was a huge milestone. But wait, there’s more!!! Black Panther opened up the door for many more young aspiring black creatives. Shuri and the other female actresses signified that women of color ARE powerful and they can do anything a man can do but better! Shuri herself is a representation for all black kids with the mathematical and scientific brain cells because Lord knows I’m not!
Wakanda and its divine technological architecture were amazeballs! It showed the people of the caucuses that Africa does not look like what they envision! There were tons more to this movie that pushed the black agenda perfectly! Not to mention this movie reached over $1.3 BILLION DOLLARS AND DETHRONED TITANIC!
My rating for the movie is 8.4 out of 10! Aside from that one clip and Michael’s subpar acting, the movie was phenomenal! For those who haven’t seen it (shame on you) and is looking for a movie that represents us (black people), this is the perfect movie for you!
Happy Black History Month,
P.S.: If you’re one of those people who uses this movie to compare to other movies and other people’s cultures… Black Panther was a mistake for y’all and the hoteps.