Ok yeah, I watched Black Panther: Wakanda Forever twice and this movie is just beautifully well done and powerful. Everything about this movie has really impressed me, and honestly, this might be my favorite MCU film of all time. Also, this is definitely a film a film Marvel Studios needed, it felt like it’s original formula.
Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever follows Shuri, Queen Ramonda, M’Baku, and Okoye trying to figure out what to do for Wakanda after the passing of King T’Challa. The people of Wakanda will try their best to protect their country from any threat without a Black Panther, but a formidable foe comes to play, King Namor. Wakanda and Talokan will go to war, and they’ll do what they must for their nations at any means necessary. And with the stakes being high, Shuri must decide whether to become the new Black Panther or not.
Man, this film was just so incredibly well written. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is very story driven, and with the length it had, the film just flew by for me. From how the film had to deal with grief dealing with the death of T’Challa, introducing Namor & the Talokan, showing-off cultures and how a lot alike they are, fantastic character developments, plus so much more. The film just has so much heart and it’s a tone of film that Marvel Studios has been missing majority of phase 4. And I guess my only nitpick was the military in the movie because I think they could’ve been more involved more, but that’s it.
Going back to the death of T’Challa, rest in peace to the incredible Chadwick Boseman. I felt like this film handled his passing really well! Beautiful dialogues, references, and scenes when it comes to Chadick’s legacy as T’Challa. I can’t even tell you how many times this film pulled my heart strings. Beautifully well done from everyone involved because you can tell they all had to get it off their chest and raised the bar.
And, speaking of raising the bar, the whole cast killed it! I’ll be damned if Angela Basset doesn’t get an Oscar for her performance as Queen Ramonda because holy hell! And Letitia Wright, my god, she blew me away as Shuri and felt her scenes every time. Danai Gurira continues to be my favorite badass as Okoye, and the same goes for Winston Duke as M’Baku. Also, I love Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams and I can’t wait for her solo series, Ironheart.
Now to talk about the most important character Namor, played by Tenoch Huerta. Tenoch did the character justice and was such a complete badass. When I think of Namor, it’s exactly how I imagine him being played. I’m ready for more Tenoch Huerta as Namor because I can’t get enough.
Marvel Studios definitely stepped up the VFX with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, not only does it look better than the first film but the majority of phase 4. There’s a lot of gorgeous looking scenes and cinematography in the film, which left me in awe. Also, there’s not a lot of action scenes, but when there is, the film doesn’t hold back! Plus, the costume and character designs were well made.
The score was fantastic. When it came to the music it just adds another incredible layer to the film. I liked the tone of the soundtrack for the movie, and it’s definitely one of the best movie soundtracks ever. I will say this, bring Kendrick Lamar and Dave Free back to produce the next album because the first album set the bar too high and it’s still a banger.
To me, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is going down as one of the best comic book films ever made. The film just had so much heart, and with the passing of Chadwick Bosman, everyone just went above and beyond. I feel like the movie does everything right for me, which makes it pretty much perfect. I can’t wait to see what they’ll do with the sequel down the line because I don’t know how they’ll top this movie, and the same goes for other future MCU films.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is a must watch!