My Thoughts on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

How has Black Panther changed

It’s been two long years since Chadwick Boseman’s tragic death, and our hearts haven’t been the same since. Since Boseman played the title character in the original movie, people were skeptical about a sequel without him. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is one of Marvel Studios’ most amazing films to date. I have no words to describe how the cast and crew paid such a beautiful tribute to Boseman. This film has undoubtedly set a great example of bravery and motivation for other Marvel characters to work together as one in the face of life’s most difficult crisis. I’m just blown away by the actors in this film, especially Angela Bassett’s portrayal of Queen Ramonda. Her level of drive, courage, and determination is truly inspiring. 

As one would expect from a Marvel movie, this film is quite long but the time commitment is well worth it. Although there are a few intense and dark scenes in the film, the mesmerizing action scenes captivate the audience and keep them on the edge of their seats until the very end. Despite a few minor hiccups, every character gave heartfelt performances. I’m here to say that I believe this film lives up to its predecessor in many ways, especially in terms of viewing and film adaptation style.

We rejoin Shuri (Letitia Wright) and Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett) in Wakanda, a techno-futuristic African country, as they mourn the death of Prince T’Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) from an unknown illness. As the country mourns the loss of their charismatic leader, new threats emerge from the shadows. Among these threats is winged merman “Namor” (Tenoch Huerta) who appears to represent a hidden Meso-American tribe with access to ungodly amounts of Vibranium and who does not appear to be interested in peaceful coexistence. The rest of the story revolves around how Wakanda deals with this disruptive change in the global power structure.

When Namor (the feathered serpent God, also known as “Ku-kulkan”) attacks the Wakandan kingdom and the queen, Shuri proves that they can still hold their ground and that Wakanda has a defender to look up to. Iron Heart, who is new to the Black Panther movies, is a young teen girl who is significantly more unusual than others her age and equally brilliant and charming as Shuri. 
This film is a wonderful tribute to Sir Chadwick Boseman as well as a lot of fun, thanks to its incredible visual effects, diverse cast, and humor about what a family is and how a King’s Counsel should be. Overall, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever succeeds in establishing itself as one of the best Marvel Cinematic Universe films in recent years. With so much care and attention to detail, it’s safe to say that King T’Challa’s suit is in good hands. Now that the long-awaited return of Black Panther has arrived, it will not hold back in making you feel joy and love for the character all over again. I like to believe Chadwick is looking down, proud of his legacy.

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