Marvel’s Black Panther

Marvel never ceases to amaze me. Every movie is so fantastic you leave the theater feeling a sense of empowerment. Men, women, and kids alike. After watching the Black Panther, not only do they win again for making their women characters smart and strong, but with an almost all African American cast, there are kids seeing superheroes that look like them on the screen. Good people passing along a good message in a universe that Marvel has made cool. A world that everyone can coexist.

Marvel’s Black Panther

Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable 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 and their way of life.

Let’s start with the women.

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L to R: Okoye (Danai Gurira), Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Ayo (Florence Kasumba) Photo: Matt Kennedy ©Marvel Studios 2018

Lupita Nyong’o (“Nakia”) & Danai Gurira (“Okoye”) give us a strong look into the fictional land of Wakanda, a fictional Marvel invented East African nation, that encourages female power. From soldiers to spies to tech-savvy women like Shuri, played by Letitia Wright, these roles are awesome for young girls to see on the screen. Let me just say it, they are all total badasses.

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Letitia Wright (Shuri) ©Marvel Studios 2018

Letitia Wright  – Remeber this name! She is AWESOME!

What about the men?

Let’s start with the obvious. Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa, Black Panther).

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Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa, Black Panther) ©Marvel Studios 2018

Last time we saw T’ Challa was in Civil War when his father, King T’Chaka was killed in a bombing at the UN. This may bring you back to that time. So being crowned king brings us back to where Civil War ends.


T’ Challa is a good man and wants to do not only what is right for him, but what is right for his people. He uses the support of Zuri played by Forest WhitakerW’Kabi played by Daniel Kaluuya, Everett K. Ross played by Martin Freeman and M’Baku played by Winston Duke that brings some great comic relief to the screen too.

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Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHERErik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan)Ph: Film Frame©Marvel Studios 2018

And when being bad is really really good award goes to BOTH  Michael B. Jordan (Erik Killmonger) and Andy Serkis (Ulysses Klaue).

Action packed. Funny. Great storyline. Makes you think. Gives you something to talk about with your kids. Marvel does it again!

BLACK PANTHER is now playing in theatres everywhere!

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I attended a press screening of Marvel’s Black Panther to share this review with my readers. All opinions are my own.
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