Movie Review: Black Panther – RealD 3D
The latest Marvel movie is upon us, Black Panther has been released in UK cinemas and as with many of the previous movies it’s been released in 2D, RealD 3D and IMAX, so yesterday afternoon, I popped over to Cineworld to check out the movie RealD 3D.
After the death of his father, T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.
The last time we saw Black Panther was in Captain America: Civil War, when we were introduced to the character and now we finally have the character-based movie that brings us more about the new King of Wakanda and his families history, we also get to see Wakanda and it is pretty stunning in RealD 3D.
It seems that Marvel has certainly found the key to making superhero movies that just look so great and Black Panther is no exception to their continued success, the movie looks great, it has a superb cast, the soundtrack is superb and the action is all in the places it needs to be, oh and the 3D is done in such a way that it has depth without any of those in your face moments.
Returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe is not just Boseman as Black Panther but Andy Serkis reprises his role as Ulysses Klaue, who again I found myself in a love/hate moment of the character, Martin Freeman is also back as Everett K. Ross. Joining them is Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forest Whittaker, Lupita Nyong’o and of course Michael B. Jordan.
I don’t really want to give anything about the story, as this would be a major spoiler, suffice to say that this is a journey of discovery for T’Challa, a journey that will lead to not only learning how to be a king for his people but also a discovery of his past and family secrets.
Black Panther is another action-packed movie in the Marvel franchise, it’s also another one that sets you up for more movies such as Avengers: Infinity War and the yet untitled Avengers movie set for 2019, those that leave the cinema at the end credits will miss some extra scenes, but surely by now after 10 years people would realise not to leave before the credits end!
There are two extra scenes to look out for, the first comes after the flashy credits and the second right at the very end, let’s just say “White Wolf”, so don’t walk out, wait.
Also look out for Generalissimo (Stan Lee), who has another cameo, but it wouldn’t be a Marvel movie without him.
I really enjoyed Black Panther, it was fun to watch, the action sequences are very nicely done and it is another Marvel movie that has that special touch for an enjoyable viewing.