I finally finally got to watch Black Panther. And not at HD quality at that because like I said in my “need of a theatre” post, we have to depend on what is uploaded following the movie in order to see it. So that means I waited patiently for two months so that I could see the movie and judge for myself.
But was the movie really worth all the hype?!?!
To be honest, I didn’t think so. I mean it was a good movie but not so extraordinary that I felt it truly deserved all the hype it received. Because of all the videos of the dance challenges I had seen I was here looking at the movie and waiting on a ritual dance by the tribe in Wakanda – kind of a let down. When the King was asked what Wakanda can do for the world and it went black all I could say was “that’s it !?” … I was waiting for more.
The movie started really slow and picked up closer to the middle. While the parts leading up the “action” scenes were not boring I personally found it just a bit repetitious. I kept hoping the plot would get there so that it does not get boring. One of the things I loved though, is the advanced technology of Wakanda. The advancements were off the chain and there was that feeling of “ooohh this is pretty cool” throughout the movie.
But I will say that there are movies that I have seen that are more exciting than Black Panther was – to me ofcourse.
I think the hype was more because the cast was predominantly black and not necessarily that the movie itself was awesome. So in that case I am all for the hype. It was rather good seeing a cast of mostly black people. For so long blacks have stood in the backgrounds of a predominantly white industry so the movie was actually a truly good way to embrace black culture and celebrate the talent of black actors and actresses.
I think I maybe I grade too harshly when I look at movies. But sometimes I do so based on the “hype” that I see, since I don’t get to see it long after it has been released. Often times I have found myself liking movies that don’t even get that much hype but to me they are awesome. To each his own I guess.
So overall I would maybe give it a 7 on 10. Maybe jump up to an 8 because it ended making me want to see more and ended in a way to suggest that there may be a part 2 coming soon. So let’s hope it comes along soon enough.
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Until Next Time Lovies