Wakanda has a new leader after King T’Chakas death in Captain America: Civil War and a new Black Panther has been throned in his son T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman).
But no leader can be in power without some challenges from some noteworthy people. Like Klaue (Andy Serkis), a man who has stolen from Wakanda in the past and won’t stop until he gets more vibranium. The main villain though is Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan), and his anti-Black Panther makes him an intriguing character.
But while the movie is called Black Panther, I find a lot of the standout characters to be those around him. Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o), T’Challa’s ex, and a Wakandan spy out in the real world; Okoye (Danai Gurira), the leader of the all-female special force, tasked with protecting the throne of Wakanda; and CIA Agent Everett Ross (Martin Freeman), who just wants to make peace between Wakana and the country he is sent from.
The movie was great, but the hype and reviews were too high on it, setting the bar at unobtainable levels.
The music was pounding, the chest bouncing setting the beat, and the story was the Lion King in glorious Marvel form.
Meanwhile, the fight scenes lived up to the Marvel Cinematic Universe standards, and this movie is a very solid 8 out of 10.