Black Panther Rewiew: Worth The Hype or Nah?

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Hey guys! What’s up? I hope all is well. If you haven’t been living under a rock, I’m sure you all have heard of the new movie “Black Panther” that premiered this weekend.

As a black woman, I have been waiting for this movie to come out for about a year or longer.  This movie has become more of a movement than a movie. It has brought black people  from all different backgrounds and different parts of the diaspora together. It has united us to show out in our best African regalia or even just show up to the theaters to support. A black superhero that we can all love and support? Count me in.

So let me give you the honest review of this movie.

Cinematography/Production

This movie was on some next level ish with the film quality. I loved how it captured the beauty of what Africa can really look like.  The image quality was pristine and captivating. It really took you on a magical journey of what this fictional Wakanda can really look like.

The costumes were pretty dope too.  Some were traditional and some took Westernized versions of what African clothes would look like.

Overall I would give it a 9/10 in this category.

 

Plot/Acting

The plot was very unique and intriguing. It wasn’t your typical Marvel movie. It dealt with social issues that black people face, especially the effects of the African diaspora.

The plot also kept you guessing. It was definitely not predictable. I felt like I wanted to pay attention to each scene because a new nugget of information was given.

The acting was phenomenal.  I want to commend Chadwick Boseman for being a good example of a strong black man that was still loveable. I also want to give Michael B. (Bae) Jordan a shout out too. Yes, he may be fine, but his acting made you hate his character. As hard as it was not to root for him, his evil character got the job done.

I can’t forget all the powerful female bosses. Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyongo, all of them were perfect examples of Black Girl Magic.

I would give it a 9.5/10  in this category.

Societal Impact

Like I mentioned before, this movie did a fantastic job at bringing black people together. I love that we can unite for such a positive cause. This movie is going to change the way people view Africa, and African Americans. It’s going to create and open dialogue for conversations about representation in the film industry.

I am so proud of this movie. It made me so proud to be a black African woman.

You know a movie is good when it resonates with you personally.

This category gets a 10/10.

Overall, this movie is a must-see. I highly recommend it. There is action, laughter, drama and culture.  You will feel empowered and inspired after watching it.

Overall score: 9.5/10

 

I’d love for you all to share with me what you liked about the movie in the comments or contact section.

 

Have a blessed day,

Abisola Xoxo