BLACK PANTHER IS ALL A SUPERHERO FLICK CAN BE, EVEN MORE

BLACK PANTHER IS ALL A SUPERHERO FLICK CAN BE, EVEN MORE

BLACK PANTHER IS ALL A SUPERHERO FLICK CAN BE, EVEN MORE WHAT SHOULD A superhero movie be? What can it be? At last, with Black Panther, we have an answer for all those time. In the last decade alone—where the promise of progress in Hollywood read first as fantasy, then as farce—America’s cathedral of heroes offered little access to depictions that fell outside the mechanisms of the industry. Batman and Iron Man, billionaires. Thor, a Norse god. Spider-Man was a…

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Black Panther’s Hype Circle Explained

Black Panther’s Hype Circle Explained

Black Panther’s Hype Circle Explained This banal comic-book blockbuster follows Democratic-party ‘politricks.’ The MCU first infantilizes its audience, then makes it banal, and, in the end, controls it via marketing. This commercial strategy, geared toward adolescents of all ages, resembles the Democratic party’s political manipulation of black Americans, targeting that audience through its insecurities about heritage, social prestige, and empowerment. Thus the studio’s brand new entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther appeals to young dreams…

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