Monday 29 October 2018

Black Panther

Expect to say "Blek Penther" alot after watching it.

After winning the cosmic lottery via a useful space rock, Wakanda advances rapidly in technology and decides to hide from the rest of the world. The story picks up as a new king, T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) is crowned and must deal with Wakanda's state of secrecy and consequences of tradition.

As a Marvel superhero movie, the visuals here are really neat and the actors all get a thumbs up. Alas those are the only things it has going for it as the story is quite silly, the main bad is confusing (or just stupid), and the climactic fight is a PG CGI brawlfest.

Only the King gets the cool armor.

The Wakandan warriors (who seem to also be trained in song and dance while standing near dangerously high drops) also suffer from "spin the weapon while waiting to attack" syndrome which is unfortunate.

It's mindless entertainment, but this is one hero who either doesn't really need a 2nd movie or alternatively, needs a fantastic 2nd movie. I give this 2.5 drug using monarchs out of 5 and have no desire to watch it again.

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