Marvel’s lat­est flick Black Pan­ther worth the hype

Southern Telegraph - - Lifestyle - David Charlesworth

Movie Re­view Black Pan­ther Rated: M

Marvel’s lat­est of­fer­ing Black Pan­ther is one of the few films that not only sur­vives the hype but man­ages to match it.

In­tro­duced in Cap­tain Amer­ica: Civil War, the film fol­lows Prince T’Challa as he takes up the man­tle of king and su­per­hu­man de­fender of Wakanda, the Black Pan­ther.

In con­trast to the many other Marvel films, in Black Pan­ther you don’t miss out by not hav­ing seen all the other films. The story works as a stand­alone while still pro­vid­ing plenty of ref­er­ences for Marvel fans.

The film faces the tough task of tack­ling the on­go­ing world is­sues of colo­nial­ism and racism with­out los­ing the au­di­ence, with stel­lar per­for­mances from the cast mak­ing the is­sues more than mere con­cepts.

Char­ac­ters are treated as three­d­i­men­sional, not just as plot de­vices, and you may even shed a tear for the main vil­lain.

Pic­ture: Marvel

Chad­wick Bose­man in Marvel's Black Pan­ther.

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