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    Was anyone excited by the Black Panther movie?

    Personally, I really enjoyed watching Black Panther in the cinema. Besides honouring our culture as Africans, its graphics were awesome and I felt it was a good move to explain the back story of the famous Black Panther we see in The Avengers squad. It was also awesome to see Lupita Nyong'o, a Kenyan, adopting a new and completely different accent. Anyone else hyped up by the movie?
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    I haven't watched it but for the few résumés i've read and the trailers i've seen, it looked to me like a way for marvel to surf the the ethnical tensions and say :
    <<Hey, look, we have black heroes too>>. I don't know how others have seen it but it looked to me like super cheap marketing based on communautarism.
    Also, maybe i'm wrong, but i feel like putting women/black people/gays or else just to say they're here and to dodge and related criticism is more insulting than
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    I'm not big on super hero movies anymore. I had a brief liking for them but it didn't last. The movie looks amazing though. I may end up watching it eventually. I know a lot of people made a big deal about the cast being mostly black and reflecting on African heritage and culture. As much as I think that is a cool thing, I doubt many of the black viewers are even well educated on African history or culture. I am not saying that to take a shot at them but I am Italian and know very little of my background. It is because of the way I was raised. It wasn't taught to me. Most people these days (specially millennials) are very uneducated when it comes to their own heritage and historical background. While I can appreciate what they did with this movie, I can't take most people seriously when they hype it up simply because it highlights a culture many people in the audience likely know little to nothing about.

    I would most certainly enjoy the movie simply because the hero in the movie is based on a cat so take my opinions with a grain of salt. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by S1LVERST@R35 View Post
    I haven't watched it but for the few résumés i've read and the trailers i've seen, it looked to me like a way for marvel to surf the the ethnical tensions and say :
    <<Hey, look, we have black heroes too>>. I don't know how others have seen it but it looked to me like super cheap marketing based on communautarism.
    Also, maybe i'm wrong, but i feel like putting women/black people/gays or else just to say they're here and to dodge and related criticism is more insulting than
    anything.
    I don't doubt your view is pretty sincere, but I know for a fact that many black people and Africans alike felt very differently. What made the movie so awesome was the fact the technology was nothing short of miraculous. The black panther suit itself was something to behold. It is true that the stunts movie producers pull to promote the minority in the society are sometimes so exaggerated that they begin to feel like insults. However, this was not at all the case with the Black Panther movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kieranlewix View Post
    I don't doubt your view is pretty sincere, but I know for a fact that many black people and Africans alike felt very differently. What made the movie so awesome was the fact the technology was nothing short of miraculous. The black panther suit itself was something to behold. It is true that the stunts movie producers pull to promote the minority in the society are sometimes so exaggerated that they begin to feel like insults. However, this was not at all the case with the Black Panther movie.
    The actual graphics and details look stellar from what I have seen. I mean, just looking back 10 years ago, super hero movies have come a looong way. I know some people are only fans of them purely for that reason too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kieranlewix View Post
    I don't doubt your view is pretty sincere, but I know for a fact that many black people and Africans alike felt very differently. What made the movie so awesome was the fact the technology was nothing short of miraculous. The black panther suit itself was something to behold. It is true that the stunts movie producers pull to promote the minority in the society are sometimes so exaggerated that they begin to feel like insults. However, this was not at all the case with the Black Panther movie.
    Ok thanks for the heads up. It's reassuring in a way.
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    I saw it. I thought it was good overall, but not great. But I can understand the cultural significance of having a high quality, big budget movie with a majority Black cast that pays respect to African culture.

    As a film in itself, I felt T'challa was a pretty weak protagonist. Both villains, Klaw and Killmonger, were much more entertaining and interesting. I also felt that Killmonger's potential was wasted by following the Marvel formula of having him just be "evil Black Panther". I understand that, story-wise, he will have a similar powerset to BP. But they could have at least given him a different costume. That mask from the beginning was super cool. This is a problem with Marvel movies in general, though.

    The movie also suffered with that awkward "fake out" sacrifice from the US agent. I dunno, something about him being willing to sacrifice himself for the sake of Wakanda and T'Challa, but then everything working out for him in the end rubbed me the wrong way. They should have either killed him so his decision to stay meant something, or not wasted screen time building it up.

    However, problems like that don't make it a "bad" movie. The movie had excellent world-building, the parallel revenge plots (T'Challa -> Klaw, Killmonger -> T'Challa) was good. And overall it was still good. I also have to give it props for being a lot more serious than most other Marvel movies. The fact that many of its serious scenes weren't robbed of their dramatic build-up by inappropriate quips instantly puts it above most of the other ones. >_>
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashtear View Post
    I saw it. I thought it was good overall, but not great. But I can understand the cultural significance of having a high quality, big budget movie with a majority Black cast that pays respect to African culture.

    As a film in itself, I felt T'challa was a pretty weak protagonist. Both villains, Klaw and Killmonger, were much more entertaining and interesting. I also felt that Killmonger's potential was wasted by following the Marvel formula of having him just be "evil Black Panther". I understand that, story-wise, he will have a similar powerset to BP. But they could have at least given him a different costume. That mask from the beginning was super cool. This is a problem with Marvel movies in general, though.

    The movie also suffered with that awkward "fake out" sacrifice from the US agent. I dunno, something about him being willing to sacrifice himself for the sake of Wakanda and T'Challa, but then everything working out for him in the end rubbed me the wrong way. They should have either killed him so his decision to stay meant something, or not wasted screen time building it up.

    However, problems like that don't make it a "bad" movie. The movie had excellent world-building, the parallel revenge plots (T'Challa -> Klaw, Killmonger -> T'Challa) was good. And overall it was still good. I also have to give it props for being a lot more serious than most other Marvel movies. The fact that many of its serious scenes weren't robbed of their dramatic build-up by inappropriate quips instantly puts it above most of the other ones. >_>
    This is an excellent assessment of the movie Ashtear. Though we differ in a few areas and significance of scenes, you are spot on in most. They should have made Erick/Killmonger's role more than just the evil Black Panther. He beat the shit out of T'Challa the first time they met in ritual combat and it was actually impressive. Though I was T'Challa all the way, his victory over Killmonger in their last fight seemed so unreal and undeserved. As for Klaw, I didn't connect with him from the start so his death didn't make a difference. The close-to-ending scene was pretty moving when T'Challa takes his dying cousin to see the beauty of Wakanda is priceless and did it for me.

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