Movie: Black Panther
Direction: Ryan Coogler
Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis
Music: Ludwig Göransson
Cinematographer: Rachel Morrison
Editor: Michael P Shawver, Claudia Castello
Genre: Action, Adventure
What is it about: It’s a superhero film under the Cinematic Universe of Marvel, where T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) returns home as King of Wakanda. Where he’s challenged by a long term adversary in a conflict which would lead to global consequences. The film is directed by Ryan Coogler.
Why it’s disappointing: This could stay put for this movie.
What to watch out for: Marvel Cinematic Universe has successfully complete its 10th year and predominantly they’ve excelled in entertaining the fans. They have an even balance in sanity of comics and motion picture. This leaves them undoubtedly the winner. The commercial aspect is perfectly infused in the film where the nativity was perfectly etched out to suit the period and the technological advancements pictured in the film. Director Ryan Coogler had a clear vision and has made sure to reflect that on the screen. Joe Robert Cole who did the screenplay along with Ryan have done a great job which flows through seamlessly creating a foundation for the character to have long run in the series. The fantasy world of Wakanda was a treat to witness.
Chadwick Bose as Black Panther, did an amazing job. He had layers in his character which unfolds beautifully with his commendable performance.
Michael B Jordan as Jadaka makes a strong case as the adversary and adds a different dimension to the screen presence.
Lupita Nyong’o was spot on. She was sharp and was seen perfectly in sync with the other characters.
Danai Gurira as Okoye had a distinctive character which was gracefully performed Danai.
Letitia Wright as Shuri was the surprise package. She plays the sister of Black Panther and her character had interesting shades and it demands great attention from the audience.
Martin Freeman as Everett may have a small screen space but he relieves the tension in the film with his antics.
Andy Serkis as Klaue was wicked and his character was given an amazing flair which suited him the best.
Marvel films has sumptuous amount of VFX, but this one was beautifully rendered making it stand out from all the previous films. It was so extensively made that you literally get submerged in to it. Especially the IMAX format, which was treat to the eyes, I bet you’ll love the climax sequence as it was an exhilarating one. That was complimented with an amazing sound design and mix.
Cinematography by Rachel Morrison was splendid, which was perfectly balanced by Michael and Claudia’s sharp editing. Music by Ludwig Goransson was racy and was in sync with the film.
Verdict: Ryan Coogler has done a fantastic job in delivering a strong stand alone film which has elevated the bar for MCU. The film has a great flair and narrative was spot on. It delivers in every aspect and made sure to keep the fans interests intact. Definitely worth a watch, if possible catch it at an IMAX screen. And not to forget there are two post credit scenes in the film.