Black Panther is Marvel’s first cinematic version of the Black Panther comic series. It serves as an origin story to the titular character. It follows the King of Wakanda, T’challa. At the beginning of the movie, it starts after the events at the end of Captain America: Civil War. T’challa is preparing to become the King of the kingdom of Wakanda in the wake of his father’s death. We see a ceremony in which the tribes that make up Wakanda are able to challenge the coronation of the new king. Afterwords, T’challa meets with dead relatives for guidance towards the future. As king, he seeks out to capture an enemy of Wakanda, Klaw. We learn that Klaw is stealing Wakanda’s precious resource, Vibranium. He has teamed up with Erik Kilmonger played by Michael B. Jordan. Erik is a long lost relative to T’challa and wants to seize power of Wakanda. The rest of the movie shows the process by which he tries to claim the throne and how T’challa and close aids react.
For decades, movies featuring a main black character have not been put into production for a fear of low profits. Black Panther has now disproved that with making over a billion dollars since opening. It has benefited due to a good cast and well thought out plot. In the movie, it provides a strong theme of an oppressed people and offers political commentary throughout. The cast does a good job of portraying their character while also being symbolic in their actions. Between several of the warriors, there are constant splits between technology and tradition. Overall, the movie did a
good job of making the audience root for the Black Panther and support the
evolution of the characters through the movie. Rating A.