Black Panther review: "a franchise film with a distinct individual identity"

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"Black Panther", the new Marvel film starring Chadwick Boseman, was always going to make history, was always going to be important, was always going to make money. Like with CA:CW, Boseman plays the Black Panther with a detached grace and world-weary sadness. Boasting perhaps the strongest supporting characters yet among Marvel titles, director Ryan Coogler's visually dynamic film should transform a lesser-known comic-book hero into a household name.

By the time the armoured rhinos are unleashed in the climactic battle, things have descended into overstuffed spectacle, yet Black Panther mostly delivers on the action front, routinely placing its female characters on the front line.

The average rating for Black Panther right now is an 8.6/10, while Thor: Ragnarok's score was 7.5/10 and Spider-Man: Homecoming's score was 7.7/10 in comparison.

He said: "I didn't think that would be an issue, because of the other characters that I played".

This image released by Disney shows Michael B. Jordan, left, and Chadwick Boseman in a scene from Marvel Studios' "Black Panther". "In that context, Panther's nuanced celebration of pride and identity and personal responsibility doesn't just feel like a fresh direction for the genre, it's the movie's own true superpower". Click through to see the hopes, dreams, and gratitude resting on director and co-writer Ryan Coogler's shoulders with this film and tell us what Black Panther means to you.

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The plot is relatively straightforward, and worked out with more care than most: T'challa returns from America to his home kingdom of Wakanda to assume leadership after his father, the king, is killed by a terrorist's bomb (an event dramatized in Captain America: Civil War). We can be superheroes. T'Challa is surrounded by friends, family, and rivals, each so charming and entertaining they're constantly stealing scenes from each other.

What critics are often noting, too, is the degree to which this film is a beacon for superhero films that could strive to be more than emotionally and socially hollow enterprises, as well as for a Hollywood that should see much to embrace here, from casting to rich character work.

Because it is also about Wakanda, Black Panther is inherently a story about Colonialism and a vision of Africa that was allowed to thrive without the imposition of white culture and violence. And his reasons were so pure and meaningful to me that I wanted to see the response from the public. Lupita Nyong'o's Nakia, Letitia Wright's Shuri, and Danai Gurira's Okoye support the film in their own ways.

There's going to be trouble, of course, and it arrives in the form of Michael B. Jordan's villainously complex Erik Killmonger, who storms into Wakanda for revenge and something more. Imagine what Klaue could do if he got his hands on it.

Rolling Stone calls him "tremendous", a "stunningly versatile actor" who knows a little something about playing larger-than-life figures, having previously portrayed Jackie Robinson, James Brown and Thurgood Marshall.

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