All-around enjoyable film for everyone

Greg Mariscal, Staff Reporter

Film Synopsis:

After the death of King T’Chaka in “Captain America: Civil War”, his son T’Challa must return to the technologically advanced nation of Wakanda and pick up the mantle of both the Black Panther and nation’s king. The weight of both titles makes T’Challa unsure if he is a suitable to lead his people. When a long time enemy threatens the safety of Wakanda and the world, T’Challa must put on the suit and team up with the general of the Dora Milaje, Nakia, and CIA agent Everett K. Ross.

My Review:       ★★★☆☆

In just two weeks, Marvel’s latest movie has become it’s third most highest grossing movie. Director Ryan Coogler does a great job setting up the atmosphere of Wakanda, Black Panther’s (also known as King T’Challa) home. One of the best scenes in the movie was when T’Challa and the general of the Dora Milaje, Okoye, fly into Wakanda at the beginning of the film. The scene introduces the audience to Wakanda and its beautiful scenery and technologically advanced city.

The soundtrack, created by Swedish composer and record producer, Ludwig Göransson, does an amazing job at composing traditional African music that pays homage to the country’s culture, while incorporating some modern music. This works really well with the film’s two main characters: King T’Challa, who represents the traditional parts of the soundtrack, and Erik Killmonger, who represents the more modern parts.

The actors all did a wonderful job bringing the characters to life. Michael B. Jordan makes for a likeable villain that I sympathized with and I wish to see more of him. Chadwick Boseman helps us get a better connection to who T’Challa’s character is and the moral dilemmas he faces. I felt like he lacked a lot of character in “Captain America: Civil War”, and I’m happy they expanded on his personality and characterization in this movie. Last, but not least, is Shuri (Letitia Wright). Shuri is the technology developer for Wakanda and T’Challa’s sister and their relationship was very fun to watch.

Lastly, the choreography, special effects, and humor were all very enjoyable. The fight scenes were some of the coolest parts of this movie and I wish they had put in more. The special effects during the ancestral plane were some of the coolest special effects in the Marvel Cinematic Universe right next to “Doctor Strange”. All in all, this movie was very enjoyable to watch and I highly recommend anyone to go watch it.