It was pretty much all violence for the first 45 minutes and I didn't watch the rest.
Great philosophical idea imbedded in movie. I hope the producers and writers make a sequel movie. This first movie has beautiful, interesting black actors. The theme is something like how to share success or keep a secret life where only your tribe is powerful and well off. Excellent questions to ask the world.
There are so many reasons to love this movie. What stood out most for me, though, was the abundance of strong female characters. We need more movies like this!
Really boring comic book saga. Even at fast forwarding it was dull and uninteresting. Had high hopes for it but were dashed by a plodding plot line and inert computer graphics. Maybe good for a kid?
Lots of fabulous imagery and special effects. But the story line just didn't do it for me.
I'm not a Marvels fan by any means, but I heard so much about this one and had the opportunity to watch it. I absolutely loved it. I loved the story line and actors all of it.
I enjoyed watching Black Panther for it is not often you have a film with a largely black cast these days. However, the script is straight out of fantasy land. If there was a country with the technological advances of Wakanda they would be guilty of crimes against humanity in Africa for plain negligence alone. The wars in Africa have claimed more lives than the lives lost in WWII. If there was indeed a country like Wakanda they would be responsible for uniting the whole continent under a single government like the U.S. and especially expelling outside influences that would enslave the people and exploit the natural resources. As nice as a movie it is, it's a pipe dream
Black Panther give you a super hero movie, a sci-fi flick, an action packed blockbuster, and a fight-to-inherit-the-throne epic, all rolled up into one. And, it does an excellent job at all those things. Then you notice that it does those things with an all-Black cast (with a couple of White sidekicks) for the first time ever in a blockbuster. Gives me shivers!
As an added bonus, it takes place in Africa, giving us a vision of what it would look like without a history of colonization and corruption. More shivers.
First rented it from Redbox and watched 3 times in 24 hours. The storyline, the acting, and the cinematography are AWESOME!!! I just rented it to watch again!
If you are looking for a modern, action packed movie than this movie is the one for you.
Caution. If you haven't seen many other great Marvel movies than this movie might be confusing. Marvel Studio's Black Panther has a few flash backs from other movies, so you might get confused along the way. There is a few scenes with blood, and a bit of language including "s**t", and "hell". Marvel Studio's Black Panther does show signs of teamwork and positivity. I would say this movie is for ages 12+.
I really did enjoy this movie. Everyone kept telling me that this movie is so overrated and not that good but i felt as it it was amazing. I loved the the all colored cast and it was really an amazing change from the usual. And the acting was spectacular by all of the actors. Chadwick Boseman is so talented and I have loved him ever since his first movie "42" came out (a side note, that movie is amazing as well). In my opinion this superhero movie is usually better than the other ones i have watched. The animation was amazing as well and there were so many great messages throughout this movie. For example you must always care about your family and friends as well as other people that may be in need. I totally recommend this movie and give it a 5 out of 5 stars.
@terrificbooklover of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board
The 2018 film Black Panther follows T'Challa, as he returns to the advanced nation of Wakanda. There he must fulfill his birthright by becoming King and the Black Panther. Chadwick Boseman's portrayal of T'Challa/Black Panther was spot on, though I did prefer Shui (T'Challa's little sister) played by Letitia Wright. Kilmonger (played by Michael B. Jordan) is probably one of the best Marvel villains out there, with a great backstory and character development. My only complaint with this film was that I wasn't a big fan of all the CGI and jump cuts. Personally, the CJI just felt very sloppy, especially during the fight scene between Black Panther and Kilmonger. I would see myself watching this again, and would recommend to a friend. 4 Stars @Ruby_Tuesday of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library
One of my favorite movies of the year! Possibly the best Marvel movie! Do yourself a favor and go see it!
What did I love most about this movie? I love that I DID love it! Forget how "important" or how "necessary" it is (but you know, don't FORGET forget those things), and simply let it be a great superhero movie.
Disappointing. I expected much more from this film, as it was being touted as one of the best superhero movies of all time. It's not. Don't get me wrong, it's a good film and Chadwick is going to win Oscars; he's that fantastic of an actor. But some of the secondary characters were terrible, the villain is a little all over the map, the secondary villain just becomes an inept clown. He eludes Wakanda for 30 years and he's that pathetic? The final fight was rather poorly done. It looked like a scene from the Tron sequel, and not in a good way. Some of the CGI looked amazing, and some looked rather poor for a MCU film.
I had high expectations for this movie with the reviews and high amount of money made at the box office, but I was extremely confused. I found this movie lacking and didn't really keep me entertained. Most of all I disliked the way all this social justice being interjected into media. White people being called colonists and being basically called the devil. The world has always been about the conquerers and the conquered. Just tired of all the bull being thrown by everyone.
Not a good movie, we watched it for 50 minuets and just could not find anything interesting about it so turned it off and will return the DVD back to the library this morning. I told my girlfriend that we are too old for this type of movie, maybe the younger people would find it more interesting. Guess we are not into comic book movies. However I did wonder when we got it if I would find anything interesting about the movie and almost turned it back to the library without spending any time watching it. My gut feelings were right, bad movie for us, I mean really bad.
Good writing, social relevance & acting elevates it above its 1966 comic-book origins. Great costumes and set designs compensate for the sometimes video-game-like special effects.
Another impressive graphic novel character made into another well produced and thought out Marvel film.
Found the background or "origin" story was interesting, beautifully shot, well acted and had some depth.
Was not disappointed when I went to the theatre to see this gem.
Another superhero movie, with a more colourful background than most. Wakanda as described in the comic book makes little sense historically, politically, scientifically, economically or in any other way, but that's the way it is, and the film makers had no control over it. However, things they did have control over -- the story, the dialogue, the CGI, and most of the acting -- are also bad. (See attached video.) Don't get me wrong; it's not terrible, and there were a few interesting and exciting parts. But if this were the origin story of another random Marvel character, say Quicksilver, and set in a hidden land in the mountains of Switzerland, it might be easier to gauge the quality of this film.
This is a movie to watch for its set design, amazing costumes, and worldbuilding. Wakanda was created as an amazing place that I wish existed (which you can't really say for things like the Marvel Cinematic Universe New York, for example).
Black Panther also had probably the best villain of a Marvel movie so far. Killmonger as played by Michael B. Jordan was sympathetic even as he was misguided, and I agree very strongly with the connections being made between him and Magneto as great villains. The supporting cast was amazing, but I wish they'd had a script that was a bit more biting and a story that was a little less by the numbers.
I wasn't blown away by the CG, and the fights all have the weightless lack of meaning that superhero movies tend to have when everything happens in a computer. Overall though, it was a good Marvel movie.
I think I'm in the minority here, as the film has taken in so much money at the box office. I'm trying to understand why I feel differently. The effects are good, the story so-so, but I think I was put off by the faux-African accents and it seemed that the actors worked so hard on these that they didn't pay enough attention to the acting itself. Overall ok but nothing special.