Black Panther Movie Review (Spoilers)


Black Panther is a Fantasy/Science fiction film that released on February 16, 2018. Phenomenal. That’s the first word that comes to my mind when I think of Black Panther. The movie deserved all the hype it earned.

I thought the movie was pretty cool especially how T’challa was able to talk to his forefathers after he was crowned Black Panther. What I did not understand is how they proved they were Wakandan. They had purple vibranium in their bottom lip and I did not understand how that got there. The special effects like the CGI weren’t as top notch as the acting. The CGI was bad quality as you can see in the picture below. Overall, I thought the movie was awesome but did not like the special effect. I also did not like the fact that there was no special event or climax in the movie. T’Challa takes the throne, loses it, and it’s about how he gets it back. Let’s get into the details.

Black Panther is about T’Challa, the prince of Wakanda. Wakanda is a third world country in Africa. Or is it? Wakanda has a secret power source called “vibranium”. Vibranium powers their whole country. They hide their most powerful and modern city from the rest of the world in plain sight. Wakanda does not like to get involved in diplomatic affairs and wars. T’Challa returns to Wakanda after his father has died. As he has his coronation he is challenged by M’Baku, T’Challa later get M’Baku in a leg lock and convinces him to yield rather than die

Meanwhile, Klaue and Erik Killmonger steal a Wakandan artifact from a museum, W’Kabi, T’Challa’s friend and Okoye’s partner urges him to bring Klaue back dead or alive. T’Challa, Okoye, and Nakia travel to Busan, South Korea where Klaue plans to sell the artifact to CIA agent Everett K. Ross. A firefight erupts and Klaue attempts to flee but is caught by T’Challa, who reluctantly releases him to Ross’ custody. Klaue tells Ross that Wakanda’s international image is a front for a technologically advanced civilization. Erik attacks and extracts Klaue as Ross is severely injured protecting Nakia. Rather than pursue Klaue, T’Challa takes Ross to Wakanda where their technology can save him.

While Shuri heals Ross, T’Challa confronts Zuri about N’Jobu. Zuri explains that N’Jobu planned to share Wakanda’s technology with people of African descent around the world to help them conquer their oppressors. As T’Chaka arrested N’Jobu, N’Jobu attacked Zuri, forcing T’Chaka to kill him. T’Chaka ordered Zuri to lie that N’Jobu had disappeared and left behind N’Jobu American son, Erik, in order to maintain the lie. Erik became a U.S. black ops soldier, adopting the name “Killmonger.”

Meanwhile, Killmonger kills Klaue and takes his body to Wakanda. He is brought before the tribal elders, revealing his identity and claim to the throne. Killmonger challenges T’Challa to ritual combat; after killing Zuri, he defeats T’Challa and hurls him over a waterfall. After ingesting the heart-shaped herb, Killmonger orders the rest incinerated, but Nakia extracts one first. Killmonger, supported by W’Kabi and his army, prepares to distribute shipments of Wakandan weapons to operatives around the world.

So does T’Challa fulfill his father’s legacy and take the throne? Watch Black Panther to find out.