Rating: 9 stars
Seen 2 times
Seen on: 02/25/2018, 02/15/2018 (rewatch)
King T’Challa returns home from America to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader. However, T’Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne by factions within his own country as well as without. Using powers reserved to Wakandan kings, T’Challa assumes the Black Panther mantel to join with girlfriend Nakia, the queen-mother, his princess-kid sister, members of the Dora Milaje (the Wakandan ‘special forces’) and an American secret agent, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.
Rated PG-13 | Length 134 minutes
Andy Serkis | Forest Whitaker | Isaach De Bankole | Martin Freeman | Stan Lee | Angela Bassett | John Kani | Alexis Rhee | Sebastian Stan | David S. Lee | Denzel Whitaker | Danai Gurira | Trevor Noah | Michael B. Jordan | Florence Kasumba | Danny Sapani | Francesca Faridany | Chadwick Boseman | Daniel Kaluuya | Bambadjan Bamba | Shad Gaspard | Letitia Wright | Sydelle Noel | Connie Chiume | Atandwa Kani | Sterling K. Brown | Lupita Nyong'o | Mark Ashworth | Travis Love | Sope Aluko | Winston Duke | Jeremy Sample | Tony Sears | Janeshia Adams-Ginyard | Seth Carr | Alex Hibbert | Lidya Jewett | Ashton Tyler | Joseph Akharoh Jr. | Tahseen Ghauri | William Cowboy Reed | Elizabeth Elkins | Shaunette Renée Wilson | Raven Wynn | Michael David Yuhl | Amechi Okocha | Jamel Chambers | Roland Kilumbu | Timothy Carr | Apollo GT | Danny Chung | James Siderits | Alona Leoine | Lucy Hockings | David Dunston | Isaac Phillips | Nabiyah Be | Kinley Fleurejuste | Michael R. Ciminna | Ofu Obekpa | John Y Lee | Byron Coolie | William Walker | Stanley Aughtry | Raenen Golez | Leo De Rivera | Tari Omoro | Tevin Beech | Andrea Antonio Canal | Josue Louis-Charles | Jénel Stevens | Dorothy Steel | Marija Abney | Maria Hippolyte | Zola Williams | Christine Hollingsworth | Marie Mouroum | Michael Christopher Rodney | Shivam Pota
Yaaaaassss. Ain’t perfect but it’s so beautiful, layered and vibrant. I was emotional within the first 10-15 minutes. I love that the movie takes it time to build towards the final chapter. I was so tired but had no problem staying awake bc I was invested in these characters. I went Thursday night bc I wanted to avoid the weekend crowds but now I may go down to Melrose Park this weekend since that will be a primarily black audience and it would be a blast.
I used two Stubs rewards bc I bought advanced ticket via the AMC site. Cost only $1.26 for the ticket. The mobile app was super wonky and didn’t show my rewards. Bought the ticket and was charged the full price. Had to request a refund. Tried to repurpose but still no rewards ($10 worth). Went to desktop still no rewards. Selected different time then my rewards showed up. Tried my desired showtime again no reward. Tried different day, reward appeared. Shut it all down and restarted and my desired time finally gave my reward against the cost. So frustrating. Cinema chains wonder why they’re losing to streaming and home experience. This is yet another reason.
Academy Award for Best Costume Design, Best Production Design, Best Original Score