Finally watched the most awaited and the most talked about super hero flick of this year Black Panther and let me tell you it’s different and unlike any Marvel movie you’ve ever seen, groundbreaking in so many ways….
Frankly speaking, the trailers and the teasers were not very encouraging but believe you me ….the film is nothing less than a masterpiece.
Black Panther doesn’t feels like a cliched Marvel film, or even a superhero film.
The film offers a fresh take on the superhero origin story, a narrative which the viewers were longing for many years.
Back drop /Prelude – Black Panther
Wakanda is a fictional nation in Africa, Its huge amount of wealth and technological advancement is out of the world.
The source of all this wonder is vibranium, a substance miraculous in ways and very powerful.
A meteor rich in vibranium, which crashed ages ago into the land that would become Wakanda, made Wakanda so powerful that the terrors of colonialism and imperialism passed it by.
Using technology to hide its good fortune, the country plays the part of a poor, third-world African nation.
The Wakandans understand events in the outside world and know that they are spared.
Wakanda has pretended to be a primitive nation throughout its history, hiding its advancements from the rest of the world with the aid of a force field.
The film picks up where Captain America: Civil War drew to a close, with T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) assuming control of his country’s fate in the wake of his father’s death.
Rather than building a new, identity and experimenting with newfound powers, T’Challa’s task aspires to become a better ruler than his father and change the direction of Wakanda, a country that has chosen to hide from the world.
Hell breaks Loose, when the criminal partnership between arms dealer Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis) and Eric Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) enter the scene.
They both seek vibranium but for different reasons: Klaue is trying to profit from Wakanda’s wonder-material; Killmonger is trying to make his way to Wakanda to make a bid for the throne. He believes he is the rightful king.
Spoilers ahead :
Killmonger, it turns out, is T’Challa’s cousin, orphaned by T’Chaka’s murder of Killmonger’s father and T’Chaka’s younger brother, N’Jobu (Sterling Brown). for stealing Vibranium and betraying them.
The motive for the theft is where the tale begins—and where the story of black wonderment starts to degrade.
The murder leaves Killmonger orphaned. However, Killmonger has learned of Wakanda from his father, N’Jobu. Living in poverty in Oakland, he grows to become a deadly soldier to make good on his father’s radical aim to use Wakanda’s power to liberate black people everywhere, by force if necessary.
Hence : The super villian Killmonger challenges the super hero T challa and for the rest you need to watch the film.
The characters and the script look so real and had a natural flow.
T’Challa has a great relationship with little sister Shuri, played by the wonderful Letitia Wright their brother-sister squabbles are cute and relatable, which helps bring the King of Wakanda down to earth.
And Shuri is a very strong and spirited character – she makes a good impression.
Killmonger, as his name suggests, is a killing machine and unfortunately, Wakanda picks their leadership based on combative talent. Interestingly, this is what makes Killmonger such a fascinating Super Villain.
Killmonger’s motives are relatable and emotionally resonant. He’s a tragic villain up against a grieving hero.
The 31-year-old writer-director Ryan Coogler has redefined the possibility of a superhero epic, a credit to his singular vision and belief that black stories matter.
He proved that with his past works such as Fruitvale Station, his breakout 2013 film about the killing of Oscar Grant, and again with Creed, the 2015 boxing flick that mined the importance of legacy and family.
Best part of the film is : The black women of Wakanda descent are uniformly independent, strong, courageous, brilliant, inventive, resourceful, and ethically determined.
The film successfully elevates the women to central characters with influence and power that turns more on their minds and integrity than their bodies Thus the movie deserves praise for its gender politics.
Rachel Morrison, the Academy Award-nominated cinematographer attached to the film, delivers shots full of color and purely cinematic.
The entire cast right from Chadwick Boseman Michael B Jordan Lupita Nyong’o to Letitia Wright have done a swell job. Unlike a bollywood film, this film gives equal footage to female and the as well as the male characters.
Overall, Black Panther reminds you of a Bollywood masala flick in a hollywood way…. ( hope you understand what i mean)
Black Panther is the ‘Super-Hero’ movie we’ve been waiting for…A Must Must Watch….