Black Panther: Wakanda Leads to War
Black Panther is Ryan Coogler’s third film, following the success of Creed. Starring Chadwick Boseman (Justified, Fringe, 42, Marshall) as T’Challa, Michael B. Jordan (Fantastic Four, Creed) as Eric ‘Killmonger’, Lupita Nyong’o (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Jungle Book, 12 Years a Slave) as Nakia. It follows the events of Captain America: Civil War, with the death of T’Challa’s father, King T’Chaka (John Kani). T’Challa comes home to be crowned the new king of Wakanda. Upon his arrival, he has to decide what to do now that The Black Panther has been in the public eye. Will he keep to the tradition of seclusion, or usher in a new era of global community?
The script was well written, and the dialog flowed smoothly. The actors all did their jobs splendidly. Ryan Coogler conveyed a land that is lush, beautiful and prosperous. Viewing this film in large format is a must, however, 3D left a lot of the high speed action blurry – at least for me. Listen to my review for a more detailed breakdown!