Black Panther Review
by O. Spooner
‘This film is amazing! It has some of the best visuals I’ve ever seen; the special effects are great and so is the makeup design, which is used to show strange scars that people get as punishment for killing people (at least that’s what it seems to suggest).’
Director: Ryan Coogler
Actors: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o & Martin Freeman
Plot Synopsis: After his father dies, T’challa becomes the king of the mythical country of Wakanda and the Black Panther. However, when someone claims the throne that is rightfully his, the ultimate battle commences.
Firstly, what is Wakanda? Wakanda is a mythical country in Africa. People who don’t live in Wakanda know it as it has masked itself as a third world country but residents of Wakanda know it as a country which has made huge advances in technology. Why do they live in secret? Well, it’s because the real Wakanda is built under a substance called Vibranium. Vibranium is the strongest metal in the world – unfortunately it’s fictional but it would be so great if it were real. Vibranium is seen in other instalments of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Captain America’s shield is made out of it, so it is used as a source for some of the best weapons in the Marvel series.
This film is amazing! It has some of the best visuals I’ve ever seen; the special effects are great and so is the makeup design, which is used to show strange scars that people get as punishment for killing people (at least that’s what it seems to suggest). Also, the battle scenes are extremely intense and satisfying to watch. I also love the main bad guy Killmonger – Michael B. Jordan plays a crazy person really well – he’s great at it.
Unfortunately, there are a few problems with the film. When the film came out, music artists made an album for the film and the songs would go into the film, but because all of the song contained explicit content, Marvel had to play the songs quietly so the film could still receive a 12A rating. If they played it loud enough, the film would probably receive a 15 rating, which Marvel didn’t want TO receive. And another bad thing is Martin Freeman’s terrible American accent. I know he’s meant to be a CIA agent but it’s not really a good excuse because they could have made him an MI6 agent.
Overall, the film is very well done and I strongly recommend it.
Black Panther is currently available on Sky and Disney Plus. It was rated 12A by the BBFC.