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
Shivam Pota | Michael Christopher Rodney | Jamel Chambers | Isaac Phillips | Josue Louis-Charles | Emelita T. Gonzalez | David Dunston | Andrea Antonio Canal | Tari Omoro | Tevin Beech | Leo De Rivera | Raenen Golez | Stanley Aughtry | Joseph Akharoh Jr. | William Walker | Byron Coolie | John Y Lee | Michael R. Ciminna | Ofu Obekpa | Kinley Fleurejuste | Alona Leoine | Lidya Jewett | Travis Love | James Siderits | Apollo GT | Timothy Carr | Tony Sears | Amechi Okocha | Elizabeth Elkins | Raven Wynn | Michael David Yuhl | William Cowboy Reed | Shad Gaspard | Danny Chung | Tahseen Ghauri | Sebastian Stan | Trevor Noah | Alex Hibbert | Alexis Rhee | Jeremy Sample | Seth Carr | Mark Ashworth | Francesca Faridany | Roland Kilumbu | Bambadjan Bamba | Lucy Hockings | Christine Hollingsworth | Shaunette Renée Wilson | Denzel Whitaker | Ashton Tyler | Atandwa Kani | Stan Lee | Sope Aluko | Jénel Stevens | Marie Mouroum | Maria Hippolyte | Janeshia Adams-Ginyard | Zola Williams | Marija Abney | Sydelle Noel | Danny Sapani | Connie Chiume | Dorothy Steel | Isaach De Bankolé | Nabiyah Be | David S. Lee | John Kani | Florence Kasumba | Andy Serkis | Forest Whitaker | Angela Bassett | Winston Duke | Sterling K. Brown | Letitia Wright | Daniel Kaluuya | Martin Freeman | Danai Gurira | Lupita Nyong'o | Chadwick Boseman | Michael B. Jordan
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