'Black Panther': A Movie Review
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'Black Panther': A Movie Review

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'Black Panther': A Movie Review

Ever since its release, the highly anticipated movie "Black Panther" has been dominating the box office. Hype for this movie has been absolutely unavoidable everywhere. That raises the question: does this movie hold up to the hype?

This movie follows the events of "Captain America: Civil War", though it is not necessary to watch that movie in order to enjoy this one.

Prince T’Challa returns home to the secret African nation of Wakanda, which is shut off from the rest of the world and has the appearance of just your average third-world country, even though it is secretly one of the most advanced civilizations in the world.

T'Challa is forced to deal with an old enemy in order to protect Wakanda and save the world.

Before you even get into the main plot of the movie, there is something to be said about just how absolutely gorgeous this film is to look at. Marvel movies have a reputation to be very gray and a little ugly with a less-than-ambitious color palette.

I'm looking at you, various "Captain America" movies.

That is not the case with this movie. Watching this film, you could tell they tried to stick to a very rigid color palette of bright blues, purples, yellows, and greens.

In addition, this movie is beautifully shot. There are times while watching when you feel like you are really there. I'm not really a fan of science fiction or fantasy, but I could not help but get immersed in the beautiful world of Wakanda.

I really liked how the costumes were reflective of different African cultures. You can really tell that there was a lot of attention placed on details to create it. It really did feel like something new and as cookie cutter as other other superhero movies have been in the past.

Even though this is a very science fiction and fantasy heavy movie, nothing ever felt too far-fetched. There were a few points in the movie where the audience is forced to suspend belief in order to progress the plot of the film, but it never felt overly distracting.

Something that I really liked about this movie was you don't need to watch other movies in the Marvel cinematic universe to watch this one. I am the first to admit I am a little sick of superhero movies, especially Marvel superhero movies.

But "Black Panther" was unlike any other superhero I have seen.

Of course, this is not a perfect movie, but it is definitely a great movie, one I am more than willing to see again. Overall, I felt that this was a great movie and I highly recommend seeing it.

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