Movie Review Black Panther


Since it first appeared in the film Captain America: Civil War (2016), Black Panther immediately grabbed attention. The popularity of the character played by Chadwick Boseman, in fact, overtook the two superhero skin items that first appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Namely: War Machine and The Falcon.

In 2018, finally, Black Panther got a solo appearance in a film made by director Ryan Coogler. And, as usual, gets a schedule starting on Wednesday (14/2) this week. Two days ahead of its release date in the United States.

As the name implies, Black Panther is a superhero who looks like a panther. Originally from Wakanda. An imaginary empire. Which, it is said, is located in East Africa. The story of the Black Panther film is centered on T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman). The Panther is appointed the new king of Wakanda. Replaces his father: T’Chaka (John Kani). Who, it is said, has died in the Captain America: Civil War film.

Although located in the interior of Africa, Wakanda is described as very prosperous. And apply high technology. The mysterious kingdom has a natural wealth of vibranium. Namely, a super strong metal. In fact, the strongest in the world. Which became the raw material for Captain America’s shield.

Besides being blessed with abundant natural resources, Wakanda also has very beautiful scenery. In fact, the sunset is said to be the most exotic in the world. Which will make travel bloggers, such as the beautiful Marischka Prudence, drool to travel there.

Meanwhile, unlike other superheroes, who usually act alone, as the King of Wakanda, Black Panther has an army of personal bodyguards. The one called Dora Milaje. Which, uniquely, all members are women. Led by General Okoye (Danai Gurira).

In addition to personal bodyguards, Black Panther also has spiritual advisors. A kind of Obi-Wan Kenobi from Star Wars (1977). The name is Zuri (Forest Whitaker). In addition, there are also confidants. The one named W’Kabi (Daniel Kaluuya). Then his younger sister: Shuri (Letitia Wright). And his mother, aka the Queen Mother of Wakanda: Ramonda (Angela Bassett).

Like other superheroes, Black Panther also has a complicated love relationship. His status is indeed single, but his heart still can’t forget his ex: Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o). Who is Wakanda’s flagship spy. So don’t be a hero. Heavy. You won’t be strong. Let me. Hehe..

Speaking of strength, actually, Black Panther does not have an innate superpower from birth. However, after drinking a herbal concoction of a kind of mysterious plant, which is only found in Wakanda, he has superhuman powers. Like other superheroes. Kind of like Captain America, Hulk, and Thor.

In addition, another advantage of Black Panther also lies in its costume. Made of vibranium. The strongest metal in the world that is bulletproof. In addition, the weapons are also very sophisticated and high-tech.

In this first solo film, Black Panther must face a villain named Erik Stevens (Michael B. Jordan). The figure nicknamed Killmonger is, in fact, a person of Wakanda descent. However, he later became an American black-ops soldier. Then want to overthrow King T’Challa from his throne. And sparked a world war.