Go Review – Black Panther : Wakanda Forever

NEW ADVENTURE: ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ is now showing at movie houses. Picture: SUPPLIED

Genre: Action, superhero, drama, fantasy, adventure

The cinematic universe of the latest Marvel installment, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, explores the complexity of loss and grief and is a fitting tribute to the legacy of the late Chadwick Boseman.

After Boseman’s passing in 2020, just after his exemplary debut as T’Challa, director Ryan Coogler was adamant he would not recast the role, and it was anyone’s guess what the sequel to Black Panther (2018) would look like.

In the first half, the characters grapple with T’Challa’s death, reflecting on the role he played and what his absence means for the future of the Kingdom.

Queen Ramonda, brilliantly portrayed by Angela Bassett, takes over the reins and makes moves to protect Wakanda, much to the dismay of the Western forces.

Shuri (Letitia Wright) struggles with the loss of her brother and the guilt she feels over his death, caused by a mysterious illness she was unable to find a cure for.

While dealing with their grief, Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira), and the Dora Milaje are faced with a new threat to their nation as the Western forces try to steal the vibrainium, and an unfamiliar and powerful being from the underwater city of Talokan presents a new threat.

Without the Black Panther to protect them, our heroes must join forces and secure help from old friends to forge a new path for their beloved kingdom.

All the actors bring their A-game, however, Basset and Wright stand out.

The stunning cinematography, CGI, brilliant action sequences, and a soundtrack featuring artists like Rihanna, Burna Boy, Temz, and Stormy, add to the appeal.

There are also many tributes to Boseman throughout.

For Marvel fans, it is the last installment of phase four and introduces superheroes Namor and Ironheart into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

PS: Don’t leave the cinema immediately after the movie ends, the mid-credits scene will is the perfect little easter egg for the future of the Black Panther.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is on at movie houses.


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