Black Panther is a glorious, intense superhero film that you cannot miss out

Black Panther is a glorious, intense superhero film that you cannot miss out Every so often, a movie comes along that changes the entire cinematic game. Over the past several years, rumbling about the casting of black actors (or lack thereof) in Hollywood has bloomed into a full-blown revolt. Coupled with the volatile racial environment […]

Black Panther claws out a whole new level for superhero flicks

Black Panther claws out a whole new level for superhero flicks This is a major and impressive change of focus in the MCU. Black Panther avoids many of the cliché plot devices, archetypes and formulas of standard comic book blockbusters. Calling a moratorium on planet-devastating villains, maverick heroes, romance-free story lines and people of color […]

Black Panther: The film’s Hero is Donald Trump whereas the Baddie is Black Lives Matter

Black Panther: The film’s Hero is Donald Trump whereas the Baddie is Black Lives Matter There is a ton of thing to like about Marvel’s big-budget hit Black Panther, and almost as much not to like. For starters, director and co-writer Ryan Coogler does an A+ job of world building (more on this later). In addition, the […]

Black Panther review – more meh than marvellous

Black Panther review – more meh than marvellous The Marvel movie made by black talent takes itself too seriously Black Panther arrives with all the critics displaying superhero-sized goodwill for its very existence. It’s a big budget mainstream Marvel movie that not only features a nearly all-black cast, but it also has an African-American writer director (Ryan Coogler) […]

The entertaining and ambitious Black Panther breaks from the Marvel formula

The entertaining and ambitious Black Panther breaks from the Marvel formula It’s taken a decade and 18 films, but the Marvel Cinematic Universe has finally produced a superhero movie that feels like it was ripped from the pages of a comic book. Ditching the MCU’s familiar roster of heroes (they don’t get as much as a mention) […]

Review: ‘Black Panther’ is Marvel’s most ambitious movie yet

Review: ‘Black Panther’ is Marvel’s most ambitious movie yet Black Panther has arrived, and not a moment too soon. The Marvel Cinematic Universe sure seems like a sprawling franchise, covering narrative ground from here to Valhalla. But it’s taken a decade and 18 movies for a non-white superhero to supersede being a bit player in […]

Black Panther Review: Killmonger Changes Everything

Black Panther Review: Killmonger Changes Everything Light Black Panther spoilers below! Black Panther‘s core concept–that there’s a secretive African country full of otherworldly technology, affluent people, and godlike warriors–is incredibly fun and ripe for storytelling. But it also begs the potentially damning question: Where has Wakanda been while black people suffered all over the world […]

At Rotten Tomatoes, “Black Panther” is far from a great movie

Last week, I blasted the identity-politics-mongering cultural Left for driving a wedge between black Americans and white Americans coming together to participate in the cultural milestone that is “Black Panther” this weekend. I specifically castigated their fanatical, destructive politicization of the movie, and how it will only divide people during a time of unity. Their anti-social worldview became so […]

Black Panther Review: The wise build bridges, indeed.

Black Panther Review: The wise build bridges, indeed. Last week, I blasted the identity-politics-mongering cultural Left for driving a wedge between black Americans and white Americans coming together to participate in the cultural milestone that is “Black Panther” this weekend. I particularly rebuked their fanatical, destructive politicization of the film, and how it will only divide people during a […]

Black Panther wields the claws and effect of another Marvel smash

Black Panther wields the claws and effect of another Marvel smash MARVEL CONNECT TO A NEW ROAR POWER BLACK PANTHER doesn’t just hit its marks. It leaves marks. Landmarks. So get in the queue now, people. Black Panther, the first Marvel movie blockbuster to put a superhero of colour at the epicentre of the action, is […]