Black Panther (2018)

  • Gist: Newly crowned king of Wakanda, an African kingdom that conceals its highly advanced technology, faces a rival who has an exceptionally good motive for antagonism.
  • Production Design jaw…drop…ping.
  • SFX as good as any to date.
  • Frankly speaks to racism and colonialism, both past and current, and integrates them into the plot and character development. 
  • Black people in large numbers can be smart, strong, beautiful, nuanced, surprising, profound, and reflective. Go figure.
  • More than half of those people are women. Seriously.
  • Martin Freeman as Token Good White, Andy Serkis as Token Bad White. Both delight!
  • Chadwick Boseman is from Anderson, SC! Represent!! [He may hate Anderson for all I know, but it’s still cool.]
  • Was that the Atlanta High Museum of Art?!?
  • Sweet sound track by Kendrick Lamar. 

Conclusion: See it.