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Black Panther

2018
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Rated 02 Mar 2018
72
50th
They finally did it. After seventeen movies with no diversity in the leads Marvel finally gave us a superhero who isn't witty. Down with witty!
Rated 10 May 2018
71
59th
A whole lot of cool and refreshing elements trying to distract from the fact we're watching a very basic, predictable story. T'Challa kinda gets sidelined to focus on more interesting/lively characters, but I'll be damned if I didn't enjoy the hell out of Jordan, Gurira and Serkis. More interesting for its place in our current socio-political cinematic landscape than anything else. That goofy Phantom Menace-like final battle won't be what we remember about this, at least.
Rated 16 Feb 2018
96
90th
I was excited when I heard Ryan Coogler was directing this. He did not disappoint. Like his previous movies, this is sharply directed and shot. This one also boasts really good effects, costuming, and make-up. The culture of Wakanda was very interesting. I loved what they did with T'Challas character and Killmonger as well. He was a villain who was sinister and really well fleshed out. Overall, really good directing, writing, and acting. I can't ask for much more. Definitely worth watching.
Rated 26 Mar 2018
76
57th
A welcome expansion to an already humongous universe, but "Black Panther" is too serious for Marvel, it's too serious for itself. And the titular character is basically a black Superman or Jesus, someone with a burden of responsibility and little humanity or flaws. It's this one big point that makes this movie just not quite as enjoyable as many other MCU movies. On the other hand the exploration of Wakanda, and vibranium are pretty satisfying. Flat character, decent movie.
Rated 19 Jan 2022
56
31st
Suffered quite a bit from a heavy Marvel fatigue for myself. I liked it when Andy Serkis' arm opened up into a laser thing. This feels like the safest comment I'm willing to make. Better in a lot ways than I expected and disappointingly worse in others. It was, in fact, a movie.
Rated 26 Jul 2018
77
77th
This looks great, and it pops with imagination, science, kinetic action, drama and humour. The casting/acting is spot on, and the film has a whole load of character and an identity that both feels fresh and fits neatly in the Marvel universe. A few CGI missteps don't really harm it. Lots to enjoy here.
Rated 07 May 2018
80
77th
Trying to come up with some vibranium / crack cocaine mixup happening to explain whatever without coming off as some monster and it’s not even close to possible.
Rated 07 Apr 2018
85
63rd
The story follows the familiar beats of the tried-and-true Marvel formula, but the techno-Africa environment is refreshingly different, and all the performances are strong and engaging. Solid, but definitely not the game-changer the overly-enthusiastic pundits make it out to be.
Rated 15 Feb 2018
75
90th
An accomplished movie that's improved by the strong focus on African culture as well as the majority black cast. Production design is exceptional throughout, especially the traditional African garment designs of the Wakandans. The main flaw is that some action sequences aren't that great, particularly the ending which is just two CGI Black Panther suits fighting. Out of a terrific cast Michael B. Jordan is the standout as antagonist Killmonger while Andy Serkis as Klaue is regularly entertaining
Rated 06 Jul 2018
75
69th
I don't care what anyone says Michael B. Jordan is the real star of this movie !
Rated 17 Feb 2018
68
46th
Best reviewed Marvel movie ever? Ridiculous. JUst an ordinary movie of superhero genre that does not add anything new to the genre. Predictable story, uninteresting and low developed characters with no depth of each own. All in all, just another Marvel movie that plays on the same card as all before them. Except GOTG and Logan, those 2 stand out.
Rated 23 Feb 2018
25
12th
Film's motto: "Hey black folks, you can be free and affluent as we the white westerners, but only so long as you rely on your reason, develop technology and stay peaceful demonstrating your worthiness of civilization. If you demand retribution and payback (Erik Killmonger, what a cliche bad-man's name), we will crush you with the help of our CIA agent, as we did in Bolivia, Nicaragua and elsewhere". A representation of inequality doesn't suffice to cover the inequality of representation.
Rated 13 Feb 2018
82
62nd
Exceeds even the absurd amount of hype. The world-building, along with the costume and production design, is excellent - Wakanda feels so vibrant and alive - while the characters are all well-drawn and perfectly-cast. Coogler's inexperience with blockbusters occasionally shows, but for the most part it's gorgeous. And the script is incredibly thoughtful and intelligent with a depth no other Marvel movie has even touched, shown mostly via Killmonger, easily the best MCU villain yet. A triumph.
Rated 16 Feb 2018
90
93rd
I may, unabashedly, call this a masterpiece. This gave me every inch of what I wanted, short of Killmonger beheading Ulysses right in front of W'Kabi. Once the movie got going, I wanted as much of the delightfully-insane Andy Serkis performance as I could get (so I was left wanting more there), but I couldn't have been more invested in what I watched. This linear story is as isolated as Wakanda itself, clearly leaving some fans feeling detached from the bigger picture. Different. Refreshing.
Rated 15 Jul 2018
55
11th
Surprisingly boring for a superhero movie. Tech is completely fanciful to the point where anything is possible and a Mary Sue (Shuri) controls it all. Characters are weak, dialogue is bland, and the story just does what it likes. CGI is quite weightless and the last big fight is horrible.
Rated 12 Mar 2018
80
83rd
A black superhero in a hidden super culture was interesting and had the flavor of a bond movie. The characters were lacking and the plot was sometimes tedious. A few nice graphics but CGI was generally overused, leaving much of the action less than satisfying. The messy plot meandered a bit too much. Overall it was fun to watch and it was nice to see a black superhero, but problems with the writing, the divided culture and poor action brought it down several notches.
Rated 14 Feb 2018
98
97th
Comparable to Guardians of the Galaxy for how it successfully carves out its own franchise territory within the Marvel universe. It shows us new wonderful places and characters that I want to return to in future sequels. I feared another Wonder Woman - an over hyped rehash of an origins story - but this felt fresh & fun, and had some of the moral complexity of a good X-Men movie. I'm genuinely amazed that this lived up to, and even exceeds, the heavy expectations on it. Top grade entertainment.
Rated 10 Feb 2021
88
79th
Marvel movies are often closer to formulaic television episodes than actual cinema. But this film breaks that tradition. Yes, it features the normal Avengers story: a plotting hero faces a villain that's actually a weapon they created to beat an invisible enemy. But Coogler's usual tropes elevate it: like a strong son/mother relationship, a love of a homeland, flashbacks at a moment of despair, absent dads, and hit-or-miss sentimentality. Those latter points make this the coolest MCU flick yet.
Rated 24 Feb 2018
6
70th
For me the film's weakness may be T'Challa himself, who kind of ends up getting lost in his own movie, Boseman's performance overshadowed by more interesting others in virtually every scene. Michael B. Jordan as Killmonger clearly steals the show. The movie has a ton of fun genre-hopping though, Star Wars-influenced in much of its sets and design and technology, turning into James Bond for a while in the middle, and then becoming African Game of Thrones/Lord of the Rings toward the end.
Rated 19 Feb 2018
6
43rd
The people, sets, and costumes of the fascinating Wakanda are a fantastic breath of fresh air, and the supporting characters especially (Nakia, Okoye, Shuri) all beg for further fleshing out. As an action film it worked better with Serkis' simpler villain (see the awesome South Korea sequence) than Jordan's more complex one, as the good vs. evil nuances he introduced deserved a slower drama instead of a sudden civil war and typical superhero climax (though the epilogue was of course touching).
Rated 19 Feb 2018
70
53rd
Its many compelling elements and storylines were not given much room to breathe, which diminished their cohesive appeal, and much of the CGI was dodgy, but the badass women, the great cast, and the exciting colour and fresh imagery still lifts this film above much of its peers.
Rated 17 Feb 2018
94
94th
Kudos to Ryan Coogler for delivering a truly impressive film about a superhero who, like Wonder Woman, isn't allowed the kind of relatable imperfections that make for a great character but is written to serve as a symbol for an entire demographic & the embodiment of its virtues. It does this with an A-list cast who could make multiplication tables compelling, a great villain whose motivations are human in scale, fantastic supporting characters & a script that's thrilling, resonant & even moving.
Rated 08 May 2018
65
46th
Far more underwhelming than I expected. After being one of the highlights of Civil War, Boseman's Black Panther character was far less charismatic this time around. Also why is the most technologically advanced nation in the world selecting it's ruler via primitive trials by combat? The climactic face off between BP and killmonger was incredibly bland as well. I loved the setting, culture and cast, but those alone couldn't combine to make this live up to the expectations I had for this movie.
Rated 16 Feb 2018
50
48th
There are some thorny questions. For instance, does a hegemonic African-American culture, embodied in a villain self-consciously using American vernacular & played by Michael Jordan's son, represent a new form of imperialism vis-a-vis Africa? There's also some uncomfortable questions regarding exotic or fetishistic representation. But, mostly, per Marvel's modus operandi, there's just mechanically created fight scenes, no stakes, and laborious handwaving to suggest a larger universe.
Rated 20 Feb 2018
94
94th
Black Panther seemed to understand, at every creative stage, just what the stakes were - and then they raised those stakes, and matched even these. For me the film represents precisely what makes film so special: here, underneath Hollywood vibranium, is a formative journey that provokes, empathizes, and ultimately inspires, forever creating a shared experience that bridges histories and cultures and circumstance. With the right aim, film is a unifier, and much more than the sum of its parts.
Rated 21 Feb 2018
90
86th
Black Panther isn't good because of the context it was released into, but the timeliness certainly doesn't hurt. The Shakespearean story, top-notch performances, and carefully curated direction from Ryan Coogler propel the film to great heights that are furthered by the questions it unexpectedly poses regarding racial conflict, isolationism, and even reparations for slavery. A definite must-see and quite an original film for the MCU.
Rated 12 May 2018
50
25th
Holy Bast what a cat turd of a movie. It shows glimpses of what it COULD'VE been, but it is mostly a bad cocktail of equal parts Fast & Furious, Inspector Gadget and FX that belong on bad sci-fi made for TV like Stargate SG:1. It tries to build the tension but it never seems like there's anything real at stake. The obvious symbolism is laughable. Women good. Men bad. Black good. White bad. That having been said It IS better than Howard the Duck, so not the worst Marvel movie I've seen.
Rated 18 Feb 2018
50
38th
Woah guys, chill out. This isn't great, it's OK. It has some cool ideas, elements and sequences for sure but way too much of it is heavy handed, poorly executed and not very well made - honestly the most fake looking Marvel movie yet. The villain gets more and more one dimensional as the film goes on, and the whole ordeal is hard to be completely on board with. That said, it is cool and fairly fun I guess.
Rated 26 Mar 2018
48
17th
Marvel really loves writing villains who are paradoxically driven by a desire to correct societal injustice while not valuing human life. It's a transparent way to have the hero (in this case a rich monarch who's never seen engaging with common people in any meaningful way) protect the awful status quo of the modern world because the only people trying to change it also LOVE murderin' and are really just motivated by selfish vendettas (ex: Vulture & Ivan Vanko). Marvel also loves attack drones.
Rated 11 May 2018
58
14th
I really had my hopes up for this movie, but I was utterly disappointed. The story was nothing like I expected, too many characters and very weird combinations of hi-tech and undeveloped tribal behavior. The character of T'Challa's sister Shuri was very annoying and it felt like actress Leticia Wright was exaggerating all the time.
Rated 16 Feb 2018
90
97th
Black Panther is another fantastic movie from director Ryan Coogler--one that sits near the top of the MCU, and one that feels like it only somewhat belongs, which is part of the point, I think. It does a wonderful job of building its world and its characters, its acting is fantastic, it's got interesting themes, most of the action is great, and it's got a more hefty, serious tone than most of these things.
Rated 03 Mar 2018
80
62nd
I enjoyed a lot about Black Panther. It set the tone early for me with Too Short being used to introduce the movie. When I heard that, I knew I was going to like this movie. The story is well done. It talks about some real things without making people too uncomfortable which for a AAA movies is important. As someone who has been bored with most Marvel movies recently, Black Panther was a resuscitation for me and my enjoyment of the Marvel universe. The acting was the best part of the film.
Rated 20 Mar 2018
74
56th
Fairly standard Marvel stuff here; if you like the rest of their films, you'll probably like this. What makes it stand out a bit from the pack is the insistence on giving the characters real motivations based on real issues, and letting emotions play out instead of covering everything up with quips. Where it lacks is that it seems (especially in the middle) that Black Panther is a bit of an afterthought in his own movie. Still, you'll be entertained for two hours.
Rated 12 Feb 2018
70
38th
It fills out every inch of the limited scope of the superhero genre without expanding on it like Logan did. It's stuffed full of plot-lines and thematic chewiness, though never retains any much needed focus as it drifts between one to the other. All these flaws stem from the ambition the film has, to be a fully involved and economic superhero film that dishes out the entertainment and the (admittedly overhyped) cultural resonance. And, wow, those costumes!
Rated 21 Mar 2019
75
75th
Somehow I managed to miss being swept up in the whole cultural/social phenomena around this film and finally just got around to watching this Best Picture nominated film. However, subsequently I let the hype around this MCU movie be built up enough for it to ultimately be a disappointment. Unfortunately it felt like Disney dumbed-down the dramatic Wakanda aspects to shove in surprisingly cheap looking average to mediocre superhero popcorn fare to make for an entertaining mixed-bag blockbuster.
Rated 24 Feb 2018
90
92nd
Michael B. Jordan makes me question things.
Rated 24 May 2018
70
50th
Now everyone is crazy about MCU but I think a couple of years later, people will look back and say "Well, most of it was garbage but it was fun for a while."
Rated 11 Jun 2018
67
53rd
Part of me applauds the originality of having a Marvel superhero who isn't witty and sarcastic, but the other part of me understands why they do it so often.
Rated 28 Jun 2018
80
91st
Excellent film. The villains really make this one special, and the production value is top notch. Looking forward to the sequel.
Rated 26 Feb 2018
60
21st
If you don't know what to expect by the 18th entry in the series I don't know what to tell you. It had its moments but was hampered by agressively bad CG and incoherent action. The train fight at the end is one of the worst looking things Marvel's put on screen.
Rated 04 Mar 2018
1
16th
Yeah, no, this didn't work for me, at all. BP starts out quite well, but degrades quite fast into a meandering mumbo jumbo of political idiocy. I was wondering, while watching this Marvel film (mind you), whether I should be entertained or if I should be subjected to even more 'black lives matter' propaganda. The film lays it on there, nice and thickly. To me it felt like an odd mix of James Bond and Coming to America, with poor pacing and a silly script, mind you. Meh.
Rated 21 Feb 2018
8
88th
Black Panther does follow a typical Marvel formula, and its kinda expected they all have a certain way to do them, they all hit the same beats, you see things happening a mile away, and overall you come out happy. However, Black Panther does follow this path, but Michael B. Jordan's villain is perhaps the best yet, the visuals are stunning, and I find myself more invested in Panther lore more than other characters as there still so little explored. I'm already awaiting a sequel.
Rated 18 Feb 2018
78
71st
This film has a great cast that all seem to be having fun here. There are plenty of good and exciting action scenes. There are also plenty of kick ass female characters as well as male. Overall I would recommend this film.
Rated 10 Feb 2018
30
22nd
making of black panther: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DVccAvbWAAA28Tt.png:large
Rated 06 Jun 2018
60
72nd
More like "Black Pander" Marvel just stole a billion dollars from the African (American) audience, playing up the "all black cast" and "finally a superhero for black folks" angles to perfection. Come on now, take off your ebony colored glasses and take a big sniff. What you'll smell is a supreme con job. Not only is this not the best superhero movie, it's not even the best "black" superhero film (looks over at the "Blade" DVD sitting on the shelf) This film is as average as Iron Man 2. Mic drop!
Rated 17 Feb 2018
74
76th
Best MCU movie. And even better than any DCU movie (only contender for this position is Wonder Woman). Great cast, Great usage of side characters. Very clever idea to hide killmonger in Klaue's act for first half of the movie that cuz his entrance was epic and powerful. Visuals , Decors, World Setting, Cinematography was "A" level. There was some poorness about the plot of the antagonist. Never explained why T'Chaka have to kill his brother after deflect the bullet or why he left that child.
Rated 02 May 2018
71
60th
Now that's what I call a strong finish. It's silly, cheesy, convenient and fun. Like a 80s movie. The visual effects and costumes aren't very immersvice and look like visual effects and costumes...I mean, everything in the movie is very thick and obvious and on-the-nose, but, like I said, really fun. Maybe even, because it's so out there. All the Africanness does it good. And Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong'o are fun to watch. I may not agree, but I totally get the hype.
Rated 14 Nov 2018
55
18th
too serious, too long, too boring
Rated 04 May 2018
50
27th
don't know why this movie got heralded as a revolutionary "black" powerpiece. the cast happens to be black, yes, but we got a really normal, mediocre marvel movie on our hands here where characters are living in a dead world and are driven by childish motivations, unavoidably ending in the boss fight that's boring as ever. some good acting. absolutely cringeworthy soundtrack (the orchestral trap song is a hard-hitting facepalm that left a bruise on my face. what were they thinking??)
Rated 15 Feb 2018
75
81st
The set design and especially the costumes were gorgeous. Not all of the visual effects were perfect, but not bad to the point of ruin. The characters and performances were good all around. Jordan's character might be one of the best villains from any of the Marvel movies. The actual story is not all that different to your typical Marvel movie, but works just fine. I wasn't affected emotionally very much, and a lot of the humour fell flat, but I liked the film on the whole.
Rated 18 Mar 2018
90
98th
Even if you're not one for superhero films, this is just a straight up great film. Obviously, the social context and the timeliness of this film may have raised this to another level, but even without that, it is very hard to fault this film. Performances and the characters are all pretty great, and in particular, this film features the very best villain that the MCU has produced. You will not empathise more with a villain.
Rated 15 Sep 2018
14
36th
I have some serious questions about how Wakanda handles their changes in government offices.
Rated 22 Feb 2018
72
52nd
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Rated 22 Feb 2018
80
73rd
While it still follows a lot of the Marvel tropes that I'm slowly learning to find disappointing, it probably does it in the most creative and inspiring way since Guardians 1. It's great cast is its major highlight, but the soundtrack and director in Ryan Coogler need serious credit. They made a great and exciting film out of a post 2010 Marvel script (boring and predictable). That's a win in my book.
Rated 16 Feb 2018
90
91st
Love to African culture, but also blends it well with more North American tendencies (like Killmonger). The costumes are great, especially the BP suit itself, which might be the best in the MCU. Set design, the world it builds is great. Good performances. Humour falls flat sometimes, finale is a little uninspired, not all action sequences work, made some of the cool trailer scenes a lot less cool. Reassessing, I need to give more credit to the good than I did originally even tho bad exists.
Rated 18 Sep 2018
88
91st
Wow. An impressively important film that will influence generations of filmmakers to come. This doesn't just allow young Black people to see their futures optimisticly , but any racialized minority as well; and it helps that the film is so well-made too, which, despite a few minor nitpicks, is almost perfect, narratively, techinally and artistically. #KillmongerWasRight though, let's just overthrow the absolute monarchy and kill the oppressors.
Rated 25 Feb 2018
46
46th
Black Panther as a cultural phenomenon nauseates me. As a superhero flick, it's boring trash where the fight scenes are cgi flopfests with boring choreo and the cast is either insufferable or boring. As a statement about black civilization, it's just moronic pan-African pandering that is so broad and one-note in its dishonest self-masturbatory idpol that I struggle to take it seriously. It's a film given far more value than it has any right to have, and that alone gives me reason to resent it.
Rated 06 Mar 2018
90
65th
I was very surprised by this movie. I don't really care for The Black Panther character, aside from his suit he's just another super strong hero, which there are dozens of. so, I'm glad that this movie was not combat heavy. It had a real story happening, one with flawed characters and great world building. Its a movie about redemption, privilege and heavy secrets. This movie changed my mind on the character and I'm happy to see him and Wakanda be part of the MCU.
Rated 21 Feb 2018
68
20th
A disappointing but exquisite example of uneven, chaotic, shallow Disney formula, colliding with attempts to bring heart and purpose, but feeling like another unfortunate jumble in the superhero genre. The lead is the poorest of an exceptional cast, and characters' motives and decisions are all over the place.
Rated 31 May 2018
40
26th
There is some irony in the fact that a film entitled BLACK PANTHER seems to be so antithetical in its ethos to the armed revolutionary struggle of the Black Panthers, but the main weaknesses are the mostly uninteresting action and fight scenes, and the rather dull characters (Letitia Wright supplies most of the charm). Despite these flaws, of course, the film stands as further testament to the unrivalled ability of Marvel Studios to extract mountain upon mountain of cash from willing audiences.
Rated 18 Mar 2018
67
41st
Politically it's a liberal nightmare. But I loved the look of it all and Michael B Jordan is v hot. Killmonger was right.
Rated 02 Mar 2019
25
5th
I think if I was Morgan Freeman, Laurence Fishburne, Denzil washington, Halle Berry or Viola Davis, I would be pretty gutted that this appalling tripe was even considered for the Oscars. After decades of brilliant performances by black artists, it is a travesty that this mess was in the right place at the right time to take advantage of the "lack of black actors" bandwagon. Forced humour, everyone talking like Nelson Mandela, horrible! At least we got a new phrase for God-Awful: "Leap the Rhino"
Rated 18 Feb 2018
96
93rd
Best MCU movie easily. The Characters all have arcs and are not just quip machines, that this franchise popularized. The script itself doesn't play it save and touches on important issues. The love of african culture through the sets and costumes is Oscar worthy. The acting is the best acting all around I've seen in a superhero movie. And the villian is fully fleshed out with a gripping motive. Honestly the only problem is the CGI, which felt unfinished in places.
Rated 19 Feb 2018
70
58th
Coogler can do better than Marvel, but Marvel made this movie possible at this production level - so... take what you can get? But the ability to make me mostly forget that I'm watching a piece of a whole franchise, even if for a brief moment, was refreshing.
Rated 12 Jun 2018
72
71st
It’s a fascinating film for many reasons that are nothing to do with its quality & all to do with its existence. But it’s important just to simply look at BP as either a good or bad picture, & it’s clearly intrinsically a very fine film. Serkis & Jordan are the stand-out performers in what is a compelling addition to the MCU. It’s probably a little too straight-laced & Boseman is often outshone by his support cast & the richly created Wakanda. Other minor niggles aside, very good.
Rated 26 Feb 2018
92
94th
Delivers on its promises with incredible enthusiasm and heart. As a screen presence, Jordan trounces Boseman, which adds to the superb moral complexity of this afrofuturist popcorn-munching adventure.
Rated 17 Feb 2018
90
94th
Disney's live action remake of The Lion King is soooo much better than I expected when I first heard about it. Okay, jokes aside, this was awesome. M'Buku is a national treasure of Wakanda and those war rhinos are the best thing since the war pigs in the Hobbit. Occasionally a bit on the heavyhanded side, but they managed to make it all feel very genuine.
Rated 04 Mar 2018
70
77th
Enjoyed Michael B. Jordan's performance more than the Black Panther.
Rated 19 Feb 2018
85
83rd
Free of most elements of Marvel's vapid formula. To my mind, it's the first Marvel movie that: takes a serious tone without resorting to over-the-top melodrama; doesn't really waste a character; has meaningful social messages; has a worthy and morally rich villain. It also claims the most vivid, colorful costuming and distinctive locations the studio has ever offered by a wide margin. It's virtually everything a modern blockbuster should be, and easily the most substantial of the Marvel movies.
Rated 22 Feb 2018
83
82nd
appreciate the decision to not crew all the house regulars to give the film a (slightly) different visual style. The characters are complex, particularly villain Killmonger, combined with Jordan's spot on performance as a powerful, vengeful kid from the streets, this is one of the very best villains we've gotten out of these nearly 20 films. Not just fueled by desire for a superweapon, he's on an almost sympathetic mission to right wrongs for his people...just in a violent, destructive way
Rated 26 Mar 2018
87
80th
The first time around, I often found the pacing rather sluggish; the second time around, I realized that if anything, it's tight to a fault; director Ryan Coogler makes sure every scene and virtually every beat propels the story and themes along. At 135 minutes, it's not at all a short film, but it never dawdles for a moment. It's pretty damned gratifying to see that a film so massively popular and so widely acclaimed does unequivocally deserve it. Superbly written and acted.
Rated 28 Feb 2018
95
92nd
The best standalone Marvel movie by a wide margin, and one of the very few that deserve any critical thought after leaving the theater.
Rated 26 Mar 2018
85
94th
Great action, wonderful side characters, a motivated villain, and solid visuals (when they weren't 100% CGI). Wakanda is the Jack Kirby fever dream that I wanted Asgard to be.
Rated 18 Feb 2018
80
73rd
Coogler's entry into the MCU is with flair and with a vivid tapestry filled with sound and color. Black Panther looks fantastic and is anchored with a cast that has a powerful swagger to it. The importance of storytelling is shown in the opening scenes and continues throughout the film that gives it levity without leaning on corny humor as many marvel films fall to. The actual narrative is fine as is the action, with the finale succumbing to faceless-enemies-fighting-amoungst-CGI.
Rated 23 Oct 2018
76
57th
Solid superhero film
Rated 08 May 2018
45
25th
I'm torn. At one hand, it is a culturally significant film, and had some interesting characters. But at the same time it has all the usual flaws of the genre: it tells a boring story in a predictable manner; the dialogue is flat, the editing makes it feel all over the place, and it's (mostly) safe. I'm glad it can inspire people but from a purely cinematic perspective it's a shallow experience.
Rated 21 Feb 2019
75
38th
A standout from the other Marvel films for its excellent score, costume design, ensemble cast, and story that feels like it has more to say. The CGI is noticably bad for a lot of the film, and some of the action scenes, such as the last big battle, felt trite and rehashed. The world building was OK, though there is little that is actually seen of Wakanda outside of a few buildings and some rooms. Overall, there is some things that make it stand out and elevate it a little above the MCU forumla.
Rated 26 Nov 2018
34
4th
Dull, sluggish entry in the MCU saga; defeated by fundamental production problems - Coogler seems lost at sea during the poorly edited and executed fight sequences, lacking even a working understanding of action rhythm - the convoluted, self-important screenplay provides little respite in between. Shoddy CGI is the biggest surprise (note Freeman seemingly trapped in a video game at the film's climax). It does offer a refreshing change of faces and locale, but it's all a bit of a snooze.
Rated 24 Feb 2018
85
67th
It drags a bit but action scenes are very good. This one sure feels original and it does touch some thought provoking modern day problems.
Rated 21 May 2018
80
86th
Perhaps Marvel's greatest artistic success up to date. A beautifully stylized film that tells a compelling story about the demands and responsibility of statehood. Some side characters are a bit underdeveloped but overall it's an excellent work that succeeds at just about everything it sets out to accomplish.
Rated 28 Feb 2018
18
0th
Am I missing something? The movie is garbage
Rated 19 May 2018
71
84th
Black Panther was not the earth shattering event I was expecting after some of the reviews. However, it is very well made with likable characters and a pretty strong villain (something Marvel has been lacking in). I just felt for as big as the strides it took for black culture and prominence, it lost its way a bit with it's main character. T'Challa is often out shadowed by underdeveloped but unarguably cool side characters. Still, I can't fault it totally, it's still ranks highly in the genre.
Rated 22 Feb 2018
50
23rd
Perfectly decent but not much more, at least from a film-making standpoint. The story is nothing particularly riveting, there's nowhere near enough tension or pathos in crucial character moments and overall it feels like a completely by-the-book movie. Seeing an almost entirely black cast in a film like this is very refreshing (even if Andy Serkis steals the show) and there are several suspenseful scenes to be enjoyed, including the big-scale final fight, next to the neat production qualities.
Rated 02 May 2018
72
59th
That was a beautiful movie, though the civil war kinda came out of nowhere. People switched sides too damn fast!
Rated 25 Jul 2018
75
61st
Martin Freeman without an English accent is really distracting. Some of the computer generated action and green-screen scenes look really bad- the train fight and the waterfall especially. First 45 minutes are slow. I'm glad there wasn't a bunch of aliens or demons going to destroy the world with a giant beam of light into the sky. One scene revolves around stolen vibranium, but the protagonists bring cars built out of same which are destroyed and then left in pieces on the street?
Rated 12 May 2018
70
64th
Pretty cool superhero movie.
Rated 19 Mar 2018
97
98th
This is a shining example of what the entire genre of superheroes - not just superhero movies, but in all media - should be; a story of good versus evil where the evil is awfulness that we've inherited in the world, and the good is the difficult, complicated, but necessary steps past simply maintaining our comfort and into making the world actively *better*. (Also: I love Shuri and she is the best, fight me.)
Rated 22 Feb 2019
70
58th
The main problem with BP is that both sides are unappealing. T'challa is an privileged king, Warmonger a Black Lives Matter parody. We see too little of Wakanda too, it's one street and a bunch of nobles. BP is also too similar to other films, especially The Lion King. A less safe and predictable plot would have gone a long way. They could have cut some of the music, bad CGI and fight scenes to make room. It's also grating that Africa is used as a prop and only two of the actors were born there.
Rated 04 Mar 2018
70
41st
Better plot and villain than usual, and it's nice seeing so many black faces, but it sticks pretty rigidly to the (increasingly enervating) Marvel house style, confusing, mind-numbing, plastic-CGI action climax very much included. I also liked the slow pace, but I gotta say, not much tension to be found.
Rated 29 Mar 2018
7
50th
cool costumes, cool characters, environments and effects, great villain. I don't see what everyone was upset about, nothing in this was particularly racially inflammatory. wakanda has as much to do with real africa as lord of the rings has to do with real europe, it's just fun. the main character was a bit flat though, the villain and even the other supporting characters were all much more interesting.
Rated 17 Mar 2018
70
11th
I fell asleep in cinema mainly during the boring second half of this movie. First old school bad guy was fun. But second semi-bad guy who wanted revenge and moved the movie into cheesy way given serious position was boring and ruined the final feeling about this movie for me.
Rated 07 May 2018
50
35th
Captain Wakanda: Civil War // Overrated
Rated 26 Aug 2018
9
72nd
This movie is done differently from the rest of the MCU, and it feels like it. In a good way.
Rated 06 Mar 2018
41
65th
One of the better Marvel movies. I'm not educated enough to talk about all the details in set design and costuming. What I can say is that Michael B. Jordan gives the best performance I've ever seen in a Marvel film. Superhero films are supposed to be black and white, but Jordan as Killmonger garners so much sympathy that you don't know who to root for. Too bad the Oscars will never recognize his achievement.
Rated 22 Apr 2018
8
76th
Black Panther is another enjoyable addition to the MCU. Whilst the formulae is recycled, the concept and themes are refreshingly original for a film of this kind. It has to be said that the set pieces both underwhelm and disappoint. But otherwise there is a lot to boast about. The overall direction and performances are strong throughout, compelling and likeable characters, a well realised villain, immaculate production design, vibrant world building, a stunning score and a thumping soundtrack.
Rated 17 May 2018
6
52nd
It's fun and packs a bit more more of a punch than most Marvel flicks. Cast is solid as is the score. It doesn't fully escape the usual tropes but it makes them their own (a bit like Guardians 1) .
Rated 27 Feb 2018
88
45th
Great acting, great special effects, good movie. Letitia Wright stole the show for me. I can't wait to see her in Ready Player One.
Rated 03 Oct 2018
80
79th
There is so much to say about this movie, but I'll just say I cried when it was over because I was so happy with everything.
Rated 23 May 2018
55
21st
Overall it's entertainment, as complete fantasy. In that context the social stuff is odd. It seems to me the opposite of black empowerment to say that an African country can offer something to the rest of the world, sure, when magical metal falls from the sky. And the smug PC-ness of the film distracts from an already-mediocre superhero story. An African superhero, though, is cool. Treatment of culture, accents and skin tone here is a challenge but they gave an effort.
Rated 19 Mar 2018
88
92nd
Walked into this half rolling my eyes while thinking how this film will be political but it wasn't at all. Even in the non-action scenes there is still something to marvel at in the background. Overall it's just a very entertaining film that chooses not to use a lot of blood for some reason but I can get over that. No particularly engaging performances, just entertaining on different levels.

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