Black Panther was nothing as the reviews said. If this is the best superhero film ever made, god help the rest, – where did the benchmark run away?
Caveat: No, it wasn’t a I had expectations, it failed kind of a movie watching experience. I go watch all the Marvel & DC Films irrespective of the reviews, stay in the hall even if I’m the only one to see the last bit after the credits roll up, under the impatient stares and food tapping of the cleaning staff waiting, for my exit to get the theatre ready for the next show! (This time there were 5 others to give me company!)
The film was boring from the word go! I yawned & wondered is it just me who feels like walking out of this hall as nothing T’challa said or did was compulsion enough to make me sit thru this film.. The jokes were forced, that “did he freeze bit” .. we all tease our siblings and friends, to laugh wholeheartedly!!!
Unless, the makers wanted to make a different kind of superhero film, to redefine the superhero – make him seem more vulnerable! I loved the Black Panther’s first appearance in Civil War, he was more of a superhero than he is in this film solely dedicated to him!
Take away, Shuri! She kept me entertained. When she says “don’t scare me colonizer” it is more like a tongue in the cheek kind of, then chuckle moment… a comment from a jester character in a Shakespearean play or a brash teenager! But why is Martin Freeman put in the film at all?
It was refreshing to be introduced to the continent of Africa from a different perspective, instead of the ever so familiar world of two giraffes walking, a herd of zebras running, cheetahs yawning, dust floating in a golden yellow hue, from a “white” film maker to the background of a drumbeat similar to the BG of lion king!