Marvel’s 2018 film Black Panther lives up to hype

Mikey Vidovich, Entertainment Assistant

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  Released Feb. 16, and directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther is the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Black Panther takes place after Civil War, introduces T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), aka Black Panther.

  The movie takes place mainly in Wakanda, an East African nation and the home to T’Challa and his people. The storyline for this film is the usual hero vs villain, but it doesn’t really feel like a “superhero” film. The thing that makes this story stand out are the outstanding characters and the advanced technology they use within the story.

  The story begins with a scene that takes place in the past and that later plays a larger role in the film. Then T’Challa is introduced, as he finds out his father has died and must fight to be king of Wakanda and the superhero Black Panther. T’Challa has a sister, Shuri (Letitia Wright), who is the comedic relief of the film. She always has a joke to crack.

  Throughout the film T’Challa is also accompanied by his ex, Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o), and the leader of The Dora Milaje, Okoye (Danai Gurira). The Dora Milaje are a group of women who are the bodyguards of whoever is King of Wakanda.

  The main goal that the heroes fight for is to keep the high technology out of the hands of the villain and the rest of the world because it would cause war. Black Panther was a great film for Marvel studios to start off 2018 with. This movie deserves a 9.8/10.

T’Challa and Erik Killmonger stand face to face, about to battle for the title of King of Wakanda and Black Panther. Photo courtesy of

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