BEACON TRANSCRIPT – Black Panther, Marvel Studios’ first release of the year, will be hitting theaters in two weeks time. But until then, a select number of critics have already seen a special screening of the movie, which led to them praising the actors playing the villains.
Michael B. Jordan, and Letitia Wright are among the antagonists and they are apparently stealing the show, according to journalist Nate Brail.
I think the argument can be made for #BlackPanther being the best Marvel film ever! Just got out of premiere & overwhelmed at the imagery, the majesty, & a film that elevates the superhero genre to new heights. pic.twitter.com/LSkWEconB4
— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) January 30, 2018
The movie took over Twitter, as critics were enthusiastic about sharing their opinions about Ryan Coogler’s work.
Entertainment journalist Conner Schwerdtfeger describes the movie as a mix between a James Bond film and The Lion King. However, he also mentions that the action is inconsistent, yet “it’s highs are some of Marvel highest”.
A Black Panther final official trailer was also released and it had already gathered over 16,000 views by the time this article was written. This soon to be released Marvel movie seems to be well on its path to becoming a blockbuster, as Wilson Morales says. The journalist mentions that Black Panther is at least phenomenal.
The Sensitive Side of Black Panther
Many agree that Black Panther might turn out to be even more successful than the Captain America movies. Some point out that the movie is not perfect. Among them is senior film critic, David Ehrlich, who tweeted that the action is “predictably awful”.
However, he continues by stating that this is “the first MCU film” that actually has a sense of ‘identity’, ‘history’, and ‘musicality’.
BLACK PANTHER is like a Marvel movie, but better. the action is predictably awful, but this is the first MCU film that has an actual sense of identity & history & musicality. Wakanda is alive. whole cast is great but the women (and the war rhinos) steal the show — Danai Gurira!
— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) January 30, 2018
The movie’s praised villains are:
- Michael B. Jordan, who plays Erik Killmonger, the movie’s main villain.
- Letitia Wright, who plays Shuri, the main protagonist’s sister.
- Danai Gurira, who plays T’Challa’s general, Okoye.
The superhero movie that picturesquely explores Wakanda will be officially released in the US on February 16th.
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