Black Panther has made its mark in the history of movies, gaining massive popularity all over the globe. Black Panther revolves around a fictional tribe located in an area of Africa which was thought to be remote and poverty stricken but actually was an extremely advanced civilization for its time and their secret weapon is a rare element that only exists in Wakanda known as Vibranium.
Most of us have already seen this stunning action and thrilling piece of entertainment. It is suitable for almost all ages given that they enjoy comic books or superhero genre. Black Panther’s starting budget was around 200 million USD. It grossed more than 202 million USD in its opening weekend in US. It exceeded 400 million USD domestically in first 2 weeks, which is an achievement that speaks for the movie’s popularity. It ranked above other Marvel Universe’s movies i.e. Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Iron Man and Captain America: Winter Soldier.
Marvel lifted off their franchise exponentially with the release of Black Panther which did an incredible job of picking up a talented cast, direction of the movie, and the execution. The actors did a tremendous job in playing their roles making it near perfect.
Every part of the movie kept the viewers glued to screen. The CGI according to a lot of fans is just above average. Problem was with the computer graphic models replacing humans in action scenes. Overall the movie was a hit due to the sheer brilliance of its cast, supporting cast and direction.
Overall the movie was a hit due to the sheer brilliance of its cast, supporting cast and direction.
The major reason behind Black Panther’s success is undoubtedly its cast and crew. Although they performed brilliantly but also for the fact that majority of them belonged to Black community. Black Panther was the first African people centered, from director to cast and crew, superhero movie with such an enormous budget and amazing storyline.
It not just lived up to but exceeded our expectations. Chadwick Boseman portrayed as Black Panther/T’Challa the leading role with Michael B. Jordan playing as his cousin and the villain as Erik Killmonger. Other actors that played main role in the movie are Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Letitia Wright and so many more.
“I would call it a cultural zeitgeist.” said Henry Boyd on the continuous rising of Black Panther’s popularity. Jesse Holland, a journalist is quoted saying “Forever ends the myth that a black superhero action character written by a black writer, directed by a black director, starring a majority black cast … won’t sell outside the black community”.
“Forever ends the myth that a black superhero action character written by a black writer, directed by a black director, starring a majority black cast … won’t sell outside the black community”
– Jesse Holland
Black Panther fills the missing pieces of Thanos’s chase of infinity stones. According to strong speculations, the “Soul Stone” (orange stone) is hidden in Wakanda which may also be source of Wakanda’s technological advancements along with Vibranium. Infinity War trailer clearly shows the battle taking place between Wakandans’ and Thanos’s army where Captain America, Black Widow, Hulk, Bucky, War Machine and Falcon have joined the Wakandan Army. The seamless placement of Black Panther’s movie in the Marvel Universe and how it explains few unanswered questions regarding stones has also played as one of the many reasons why fans love the movie and for its popularity.
The seamless placement of Black Panther’s movie in the Marvel Universe and how it explains few unanswered questions regarding stones has also played as one of the many reasons why fans love the movie and for its popularity.
All in all the movie has taken the benchmark to another level with hardly any points to criticize. Black Panther has set high standards for the world of entertainment including superhero movies and broken stereotypes and changed mindsets, all within the process of making a great film that can be enjoyed by everyone. We still would like to hear your opinion on the matter and everything you thought about it.