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T'Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.
Action Adventure Sci-Fi - The latest Marvel superhero film delivers all of the effects and
action one expects and wants, but this film also has a strong,
relevant social message on top of the thrills, drama, and humor.
Fans of all the actors, from leads Chadwick Boseman and Michael B.
Jordan to supporting players such as Angela Bassett and Forest
Whitaker, will be satisfied as they all have their moments. While
centered on a male character, there are a number of very strong and
heroic female ones, so it has equal appeal to both genders. There is
minimal language, and the action is a tad more brutal than most
PG-13-rated superhero films, but parents of pre-teens and up will
find this to be generally agreeable viewing.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Very Good It takes us to new places and sloughs off the generic label that adheres to many films of the genre, providing an experience that is by turns exciting, emotional, and funny. This is 2018's first great motion picture – a title that will surely be remembered when "end of the year” bests are discussed.
Roger EbertFull Review Excellent ...one of the year's best films, and one that transcends the superhero genre to emerge as an epic of operatic proportions. The numerous battle sequences that are staples of the genre are present, but they float on the surface of a deep ocean of character development and attention to details both grandiose and minute.
USA TodayFull Review Excellent ...manages to bring an undeniable realness to the Marvel movie universe. ...the most high-profile black movie superhero yet, and also happens to be the best origin vehicle for the mighty Marvel brand since Guardians of the Galaxy.
NY PostFull Review Very Good ...the futuristic African country of Wakanda may be fictional, but it's brimming with cultural resonance, making "Black Panther” feel more tied in to the real world than any Marvel feature since 2008's military-industrial-complex comedy "Iron Man.”
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Based on a theater exit polling of 210 moviegoers:
As expected (hoped) these reviews are OUTSTANDING! All ages, both males and females, LOVED "BLACK PANTHER." However, about 22% of adult males felt it was only an "average" movie (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable). Only about 10% of the adult ladies gave this review.