I saw Black Panther on opening weekend, so this post is a little overdue. However, better late than never. And this movie is still #1 in the world. No joke, it's so far Marvel Studio's most financially successful film, scoring $900 million in the box office! It was so freaking amazing!
It was less than a year ago when I became a Marvel fan, and thankfully I managed to watch all seventeen movies prior to Black Panther. Just enough time to keep me updated with the cinematic universe and background stories from all characters and movies. Now since I'm caught up with all eighteen films, I can officially say Black Panther ranks number two on my list of favorite Marvel movies in order (The Avengers being number one). Whether you're into superhero movies or not, I recommend seeing this movie if you're in the mood to go to the cinema for your weekend activity. It's so powerful! It's kind of like The Lion King and a James Bond movie combined, and that's pretty powerful!
What I love about this movie is the action (obviously), visuals, soundtrack, and the diverse cast. Even though there are already African American superheroes before, this is the first movie to have an African American superhero as the leading role. And the female empowerment, oh my word. Shuri and Okoye are no doubt my favorite characters, they're rocking badasses! The movie was also surprisingly hilarious! Marvel manages to add a great sense of humor to their movies, but Black Panther really surprised me with way more funny scenes than I expected. Like the one scene (SPOILER ALERT AHEAD ... kind of) when Shuri makes fun of T'Challa's shoes by saying, "WHAT ARE THOSE?" That part seriously killed me ... RIP Vine.
I won't say no more because I don't want to give away too many details. You'll have to go see the movie yourself to get the full experience, but I can promise that you won't be one bit disappointed. Black Panther is so incredible in so many ways, definitely one of my favorite superhero movies. Now it makes me even more pumped for Infinity War! I can't wait to see watch Black Panther, Shuri, and Okoye kick ass and see how they interact with all the other Marvel heroes!