Arts & Entertainment

Movie Review: Black Panther

By Angel Fernandez, Class of 2020

Black Panther (2018)


After Boseman’s film debut in Captain America (2016), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) finally has his solo film debut and this is a big deal because he is the first African-American actor to get his own solo film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

The story follows King T’Challa taking the throne after his father’s death and figuring out what it means to be a king. Things get more difficult when Erik Killmonger, (Michael B.Jordan) shows up with the intention to take the throne.  King T’Challa and his General Okoye (Danai Gurira), his sister Shuri (Letitia Wright) and his friend Nakia (Lupita Nyong`O) join forces to prevent this from happening.

Will King T’Challa defend his throne with the help of friends and family? Or, will he give up his rights to Erik? Find out in Black Panther.  

Now let’s move on to my personal opinion of the movie. I liked it personally but it’s not my favorite MCU film (Marvel Cinematic Universe). That is held by Avengers: Age of Ultron. But, Black Panther is a great film. I give it a Geek Approval of: It’s worth seeing opening weekend.

What is the Geek Approval? It’s a rating system I’ve created where I, the geek, give it a rating as follows:

  • It’s worth seeing opening weekend
  • I’ll wait for the bootleg to come out
  • I’ll wait for it to come out on DVD
  • I think I’ll pass

Hey and if there are ever any movies you’d like me to review or be featured, just let me know. I’ll most likely be wearing an Avengers: Infinity War sweater.

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