Review: Black Panther

Black Panther

Black Panther

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Duration: 134 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 16-FEB-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.75 on 5

Plot:
T’Challa, 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.

Overall Review:
Black Panther, 1st Black Super Hero from Marvel Cinematic Univers (MCU) is directed by Ryan Coogler of Creed and Fruitvale Station fame. Film picks up after the events of Captain America: Civil War, which introduced audiences to T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), the new king of Wakanda. Black Panther is not like any other Super Hero we have in Marvel Universe rather he is a unique mixture of all Science Experiments (Hulk, Captain America), Celestial Magic (Thor, Dr. Strange) & Millionaire Technological (Iron-Man, Ant-Man). His story set in Wakanda itself creates a very fascinating world of its own. The performances are all terrific and you feel a real sense of brotherhood from the cast. The world that Ryan Coogler has created far surpasses anything we’ve seen in a superhero film before. The characters in Black Panther are multi-faceted and well-rounded to enrich the story further. Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole’s screenplay is very balanced and overall well-paced. Screenplay captures every element of T’Challa’s character from his evolution as a king to his personal life as brother/son/lover beautifully and successfully tells the story of who T’Challa is as a person behind the mask. Not only it covers T’Challa in detail but also creates the whole world/culture of Wakanda in a very detailed manner. A lot of new characters have been introduced here and each one of them gets enough screen time and characteristic layers to make them stand out individually. The action sequences are utterly breathtaking. At the end, film gives a strong message which is that diversity and cultural acceptance is essential for economic and technological development. Overall, Black Panther is a cinematic masterpiece by Ryan Coogler.

PDF Verdict:
Black Panther, 134 Minutes Ride is glorious, beautiful, and a feast for the eyes and heart. Once again, Marvel have created a brilliant and epic stand alone movie that is well executed by Coogler and his team. Awaiting to HAIL the KING in AVENGERS – Infinity War in May 2018 with White WOLF.

Ratings: 3.75 on 5
Performance: 3.75 on 5
Script: 3.5 on 5
Screenplay: 3.75 on 5
Music / Background Score: 4 on 5

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