‘Black Panther’: Could this be Marvel’s greatest installment to date?

‘Black Panther’: Could this be Marvel’s greatest installment to date?

“Black Panther” hits in theaters this week with huge expectations from moviegoers, from its positioning as Marvel’s first movie starring a predominantly black cast to the studio’s most anticipated setup for this summer’s “Avengers: Infinity War.” (Sorry, “Ant Man and the Wasp.”) And that’s not even considering the ever-present pressure to rake it in at the box office, lest anything less than a $1 billion haul over its theatrical run send studio executives scurrying for…

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Black Panther pounces onto Marvel’s top tier

Black Panther pounces onto Marvel’s top tier

Prior to the appearance of Black Panther, black superheroes have made it to the screen in the past, but seeing the collective weight of Marvel/Disney thrown behind a smash hit like this still feels like a cultural watershed, one that the film exuberantly embraces. Boasting the probably most impressive supporting characters yet among Marvel titles, director Ryan Coogler’s visually stunning movie should transform a lesser-known comic-book hero into a household name. Even though they stem…

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Black Panther: Marvel’s Latest Feature is a Win for me!

Black Panther: Marvel’s Latest Feature is a Win for me!

Black Panther: Marvel’s Latest Feature is a Win for me! I have never felt the way I feel right now after coming out of a film before. Black Panther was so much more than I expected it would be. As a Black woman who has loved film her entire life, I know how much representation matters and I’ve never seen a movie on the scale of Black Panther. I knew going in that the film is a Marvel…

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Black Panther claws out a whole new level for superhero flicks

Black Panther claws out a whole new level for superhero flicks

This is a major and impressive change of focus in the MCU. Black Panther avoids many of the cliché plot devices, archetypes and formulas of standard comic book blockbusters. Calling a moratorium on planet-devastating villains, maverick heroes, romance-free story lines and people of color exclusively viewed as sidekicks, this well crafted stand-alone takes viewers on a voyage of discovery. While it doesn’t arrive at the promised land of cinema excellence pledged by its massive pre-release…

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Black Panther: Rather than Marvelous, The Film is just Meh

Black Panther: Rather than Marvelous, The Film is just Meh

Black Panther – The Marvel movie made by black talent takes itself too seriously. Black Panther arrives with all the critics displaying superhero-sized goodwill for its very existence. It’s a big budget mainstream Marvel movie that not only features a nearly all-black cast, but it also has an African-American writer director (Ryan Coogler) and co-screenwriter (Joe Robert Cole). And the film was captured by Rachel Morrison, tipped to become the first woman ever to win the best director…

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Black Panther – Marvel monster hit might not change the world, but it could undoubtedly change the film industry!

Black Panther  – Marvel monster hit might not change the world, but it could undoubtedly change the film industry!

Black Panther  – Marvel monster hit might not change the world, but it could undoubtedly change the film industry! It’s a shame, in a way, that we have to center on the racial breakthrough that this film represents—even though of course we do. Here, for the first time ever, is a $200-million Marvel hit that’s been entrusted to a black director (Ryan Coogler), two black writers (Coogler and Joe Robert Cole), and a pair of…

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Black Panther Movie: The Picture Proves That Marvel Can Make Films With Conscience Without Wry Humor

Black Panther Movie: The Picture Proves That Marvel Can Make Films With Conscience Without Wry Humor

Black Panther Movie Review: The greatest part of this high-tech nation are the women. Fierce, bold, tech-savvy and decision-makers, the Wakandian women are the closest Marvel has ever come to portraying real-life females and that makes Black Panther a standout in a crowded Universe. In the cinematic race between Marvel and DC Universe, Marvel manages to stay ahead every single time with its wry humour, sassy attitude of the superheroes and crossover cameos that leave…

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