Monday, 19 February 2018

MPOV: Black Panther

My rating: 4/5
IMDb rating: 7.2/10

Released: January 29, 2018
Director: Ryan Coogler
Casts: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Forest Whitaker
Category: PG-13; A 2018 American superhero, fantasy, science fiction film

Centuries ago, as five African tribes war over a meteorite made up of the alien metal vibranium, a warrior ingests a "heart-shaped herb" affected by the metal and gains superhuman abilities. Becoming the first "Black Panther", he unites the five tribes and forms the nation of Wakanda. As time passes, the Wakandans use the vibranium to develop highly-advanced technology while simultaneously isolating themselves from the rest of the world and posing as a Third World country.
In 1992, while on an undercover assignment in Oakland, California, Prince N'Jobu becomes convinced Wakanda's isolationist policies have done more harm than good and vows to share its technology with people of African descent around the world in order to help them conquer their oppressors. N'Jobu enlists black market arms dealer Ulysses Klaue to infiltrate Wakanda and steal a cache of vibranium only for his older brother T'Chaka to learn about his actions. T'Chaka reluctantly kills N'Jobu and abandons his son Erik in order to prevent the Wakandan people from learning the truth.
In the present day, following T'Chaka's death at the hands of Helmut Zemo, his son T'Challa returns to Wakanda to assume the throne. After working with Okoye, the leader of the Dora Milaje, to extract his ex-lover Nakia from an undercover assignment, he reunites with his mother Ramonda and younger sister Shuri only to learn that M'Baku, the leader of the rival Jabari Tribe, is challenging him for the crown. The two engage in ritual combat, with T'Challa emerging victorious and becoming the new King.
The above taken from Wikipedia.
Overall, it's one of the best Marvel Comics adaptation! It was engaging from the start to the end! Totally kept me on my toes, anticipating each plots and couldn't wait for it to end. I would agree at some point, some plots were kinda predictable but the CGI and actions made up for it. Truly enjoyed the African's ritual and whatnots too!

This movie had some similarity to Iron Man, in my opinion. For a start, the vibranium technology was as advance as Iron Man's technology. Each has their own unique tech to power up their abilities and both are rich. The only difference is that Tony Stark worked on his own and T'Challa works with his family. Either way, it's still advance technology powering up their abilities. Cool power, cool movie!

FYI, there are 2 post credit trailers - 1 mid way and the other right at the end. Both leading it up to Avengers: Infinity War. Can't wait for it then!
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