Black Panther is a movie that captures the times of today. Though it encompasses much, its powerful message circles around what happens to families when they break apart due to deeply buried truths. Warring relatives both vie for power and rightful positions as this tale unfolds. It is based on a Marvel Comics series written by a variety of writers.
T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) has been newly installed as King of Wakanda after his father’s death and after successfully battling a neighboring contender. He rules and protects his kingdom as his father did while remaining quite oblivious to the woes of the outside world.
That is until an angry and long, lost cousin Erik (Michael B. Jordan) shows up on the African land to take the throne. He is filled with hate and rage because his father had been executed by the T’Challa’s father, though they were brothers. He is stronger than T’Challa and takes the throne for a while after they fight a ferocious battle. He plans on destroying many factions of the world to get revenge for his many years of suffering because of the world’s injustices.
There is so much to this star-studded cast and the best thing to do is just go and see it. Here are a few major actors: Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong’o and Sterling K. Brown along with some great, new talent. The acting is top-notched; the costumes are unforgettable and it is extremely high-tech. What a fun experience!
When it ended, I turned around and everybody was basically still in their seats. No one wanted it to end. So I also lingered and sure enough, after the credits rolled there were two or three more sneak peaks and additions to the script. One woman said, “I am going to see it again.” As I think about it, I will too. What a gift!
Lynn M. February 18, 2018