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7.6
Categories  Action Reviews with  Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o  Filmography

T'Challa (played excellently by Chadwick Boseman) rises to the throne of Wakanda (a technologically advanced African nation) and takes on the protector role of the "Black Panther". He is challenged by a man who wants vengeance for his fathers accidental death (he blames the ex King of Wakanda for it). Black Panther has a great supporting cast including; Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Lupita Nyong'o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Daniel Kaluuya as W'Kabi, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Winston Duke as M'Baku, Sterling K. Brown as N'Jobu, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Forest Whitaker as Zuri, Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue, Florence Kasumba as Ayo, John Kani as T'Chaka and David S. Lee as Limbani.

In the beginning scenes we see a super being, the Black Panther (the ex King), enter an apartment in the city where he suspects someone of treason. He leaves on his spaceship back to Wakanda. The Spaceship exiting is great to watch. They get back to Wakanda through a hidden portal. A little boy sees the spaceship leave. Later on we find out that he entered the apartment to find his uncle has perished. This boy holds a grudge against Wakanda.

Back in Wakanda the son of the old Leader is now crowned Black Panther. The shots of Wakanda are interesting. It has the feel of a rural village mixed with advanced technology. He has to fight a challenger. I must say all the hand to hand combat scenes in this movie are well coreographed with great crisp sound, you feel every punch. He defeats a Mountain Warrior challenger. He puts on the black panther suit, it's sleak and original.

Back on earth that boy is now a man (Michael B. Jordan as Erik) and he steals a Wakanda artefact (that contains the powerful material vibranium) from a museum. There is a man in the city (Ulysses Klaue played by Andy Serkis) that teams up with Erik. Klaue himself has used Wakanda technology for weaponry. The rest of the movie sees Erik wanting to dethrone the Black Panther and wage war on earth using Wakanda technology. Black Panther must stop him.

"The best parts of this movie are the chase sequences (black panther riding on top of a car etc), hand to hand combat scenes and the final showdown between Erik's men vs Black Panther's crew"
The weapons and the crafts in these scenes were spectacular. Black Panther's sister (Danai Gurira as Okoye) gets into a virtual car in Wakanda but she somehow appears in the city streets in the car! The CGI used in this scene was awesome.

Chadwick Boseman gives a great performance as Black Panther. He conveys emotions well and we see him gradually become the Black Panther. There is great character development and in the beginning e.g. In the early hand to hand combat scenes he has a shaky start but he grows in confidence. Michael B. Jordan does a convincing ruthless villain. There are many times in this movie when you think the Black Panther is going to lose or yield but he pulls through. That's what makes this movie constantly exciting. Enjoy the full 2hrs 14min.

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