Black Panther Review: Half James Bond, half The Lion King

Black Panther Review: Half James Bond, half The Lion King

Black Panther Review: Half James Bond, half The Lion King, complete with a blazing dash of Star Wars. Words can’t enough describe how crucial Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther is at this stage of the comic book film genre. It’s not just our first solo film focusing entirely on a primarily-black cast populated with strong female characters. It’s not just King T’Challa’s first quest, and our initial good look at the mystical African kingdom of Wakanda. It’s not…

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Black Panther officially breaks Marvel’s traditional mold

Black Panther officially breaks Marvel’s traditional mold

It looks like every time a new MCU film hits theaters, a debate ensues about where it stands in the studio’s increasingly expanding cinematic universe. Black Panther is the latest project to find itself at the center of such a discussion, and while it isn’t a perfect film, what it does well is so unique and compelling that it deserves to be mentioned among the best of the studio’s big-screen adventures so far. Directed by Creed filmmaker Ryan Coogler from a…

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