Ian's Movie Reviews
Short Reviews of Movies, Board Games, and Other Stuff

Black Panther

I don’t have a whole lot to say about Black Panther, though whenever I say that I seem to have more to say than I would think. What I appreciated most from Black Panther was learning about a new fictional mythology, a new layer to this cinematic world they are building which also holds of well on its own. In fact, this is the most stand-alone a marvel movie has been for a long time.

The characters are likable enough, and I did like the Villain and his backstory in particular. Though it did disappoint me that, although I like the core of who the villain was, they couldn’t resist to make his super-villain form just be a “bad version” of the hero.

I wish the action scenes had of been crafted a little better. They felt rushed and frantic. Why does it seem to rare to get coherently staged and filmed action scenes in our blockbusters lately?

The visuals were neat, as is expected now with a film like this, but I still appreciated them. I have always held reservations about the reckless, deus ex machina use of future technologies in these marvels films, and I still had an inkling of that here, but it was a little different since this is what the story was actually built around. And as much as I liked the story, it was about 20 minutes too long.

It has war rhinos though, and that is not a fact to be overlooked.

8/10

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