After Chadwick Boseman passed away in real life, his character also died in the movie. The movie begins with T’Challa dying offscreen, and a funeral is held for him. The movie’s main story then begins with the introduction of a new group of characters who are under threat. These are the people of Talokan, a race of humans who live in an undersea kingdom ruled by Namor, who makes his first MCU appearance in this film. They also possess Vibranium, which was once thought of as only existing in the nation of Wakanda. Namor was once a regular human, who later witnessed his people being mistreated by a foreign conqueror who enslaved them and then sought revenge against the world above the surface. Namor also asked Shuri (portrayed by Letitia Wright), the film’s main character, to join his quest of seeking payback, which led to the conflict of this movie. The movie contains themes of revenge and imperialism, and also serves as a sendoff of Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther.
When it comes to the characters in this movie, the motives of the Namor, while looking like it is based on goodwill for his own people, still has the core of revenge embedded in it. I was also surprised to see that Namor would appear as an “antagonist” in this movie, as I had thought of him as being a hero or a character of the “good guys’ side.” We also see the same thing taking place on the main cast’s side as well, with Shuri also seeking revenge against Namor. What I like about this movie is how it shows the effects and how the flowers of revenge come to fruition, and also how it pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman.
A few critiques that I have about this movie would be the long runtime, and the first and second acts which felt a little dragged out. Overall this is a good superhero film that Marvel fans may like. If you are a Marvel fan and have seen the first Black Panther film, you should watch this one as well.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is a superhero movie from Marvel Studios released in 2022. It is directed by Ryan Coogler, is 161 minutes long, has a PG-13 rating, and is a sequel to the first Black Panther movie released in 2018. This movie received positive reviews from critics, with a 6.8/10 score on IMDb, an 84% critic score and 94% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, and a 67% on Metacritic. This movie also serves as a tribute dedicated to the late Chadwick Boseman, who played the role of King T’Challa/Black Panther in the first Black Panther movie and in a few other MCU films.
Release Date: October 26, 2022 (Hollywood), November 11, 2022 (US)
Starring: Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena, Tenoch Huerta Mejía, Martin Freeman, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Angela Bassett
Director: Ryan Coogler
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Genre: Superhero, action, adventure, drama
Runtime: 161 minutes (2 hours, 41 minutes)
Official Website: https://www.wakandaforevertickets.com/
Official Social Media Pages:
- Facebook: @BlackPantherMovie
- Twitter: @theblackpanther
- Instagram: @blackpanther
Cholasith (Poom) Likitpurkpaisan | Writing Contributor
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