Black Panther SPOILERS Movie Review
Hello. And, welcome, to my spoiler review, for, Black Panther, a movie, the more I think about it the more I like, it in fact I would say I really, like this movie because it sparks, discussion. And thought, probably the. Most intellectual. Superhero, movie to, date and I think what's even more interesting. Is that you, know I think that right now with, all the discussion that's going on right now about you know. Equality. In society for all these different groups I think, there's a feeling lately that the discussion, isn't evolving, it's the same thing again and again and again but, what's so fascinating about, Black Panther, is that Ryan Coogler, and. You know his, his co writers cuz you, know it's it's I think it's important to recognize. That it's not just Ryan Coogler voice here but. That everyone involved is trying, to shift the conversation. And. I think take it to the next level and, really truly, make some progress right like we've been spinning our wheels for, a loyal now we've acknowledged, the situation, but where do we go from here and I think Black Panther tries. To present that that, path and that's amazing, now, if you don't want to talk about politics, for this movie and a number of you are like keep politics, out of Black Panther it's just a comic book movie but you know what it's not and if you want to skip the pulp political, aspects, of it I think you make Ryan Coogler and his, co-creators. Sad because. That's clearly their intention, here but, there are chapter, times in the video description if you want to jump to other topics to. Discuss instead. Alright but where I want to start is. With my statement in my non-spoiler. Review that. I felt that, I feel that this movie is the next step after roots, and a lot of you were like what the a. Lot of you mistakenly, felt that I was making that comparison just, because you, know had an all-black cast not, at all anything, that's totally. Not why I made the comparison so let, me explain so. For those of you who aren't aware roots, was as big a cultural, phenomenon, when it came out as Black Panther, is today. And, the reason it was so important, is that it was the first mainstream conversation, about. Slavery, acknowledging. That it had in the mainstream, and. That it was and what it was like from the black perspective, it's almost like the, first Holocaust, movie right I mean it's conversation, we've had so many times at this point but roots was. The very first again. Mainstream. Conversation. Where everyone. Partook, in it right so, that was important and.
Now Black Panther all these years later comes, along and I feel the message here, and I'd be curious to hear your thoughts about this down below but, from my perspective the, message is that basically, the, film is saying it's time to close the door on that not, to forget it by any means but to, move. Past it's not let it define the black community, anymore, and again to move forward, I mean you can see that evidenced. In many, of the lines that Chawla has in the movie he says he's, not responsible for his father's actions against. His uncle and what happened to arrack as a child he's like that wasn't me you can't hold you can't let. That keep, us from you, know because he's trying to. Negotiate. With Eric you know to try and find a commonality. And he's like you, you just can't hold me responsible for, something I didn't do. Even though it is my ancestor, right so that's an, amazing. Concept. For this discussion, also. We he says T'Challa. Says we cannot become like our oppressors, that's not gonna solve anything to become that which, we hate I thought that was an amazing statement, and, then also his, the UN speech which I loved at the end you. Know what it was the first end credits sequence where he said it's important, to build bridges than, barriers, and, I thought that was also really important, in today's discussion so, I thought that was that so that all speaks to this idea of moving, forward and you know letting the past go, because. It obviously is gonna, kill longer character demonstrates, it's it's holding the black community, back and I'm not this is what the movie saying okay and this again you know I love this discussion, now. In terms of looking, forward to, what the it's, in two ways first, off I want to check my notes because again this is a really, tricky conversation, but. I think moving. Forward in terms of what the black community, can achieve and contribute, to the world specifically. In innovation. And leadership, and I thought this movie really. Did a good job of. Of, establishing. That really, fabulous but. That also how. It's important, those who are more fortunate particularly. In the black community, that they have a responsibility to, help those who are not the basketball, court seen at the end and. You know they return to Oakland, and and you, know especially. With, two challahs interaction. With that little boy, who who. Hung. Back from. Their, ship you, know this idea. Redefining. You, know, what. Maybe a black. Children can believe that the, opportunities, that are open to them I think you know not only in terms of career, paths but place, in society again as I said leadership. You. Know all, those aspects, and I know that was really well done and for instance I think this movie is already inspiring, that because you see Octavia, Spencer has. Said that she's going to you, know go to a, disadvantaged. Community and, buy out a whole theater so, that children. In that community can see this movie because she feels it so important to them and that's exactly what, this movie is trying to inspire and, I hope that continues, beyond. The, release of this film I think that's the intention of it and I think it's wonderful. Now, some people in the comments of my non-spoiler review said how can a movie about a king relate. To slavery well it's what's right in there the whole point of to Chawla vs. Eric kill monger I like that they made that was like his military, nickname, I will, talk about military aspect, in a moment but that that's their the yin and yang right so it's you know the you know the the fork in a road right, so, kill, monger represents, all Africans. Outside, of Wakanda, who were enslaved and how it made them has made them broken and angry many of them as a people and again, they just can't get past that it's holding them back where's. T'Challa, represents. The black spirit, it's, hard to talk about this you know again not being a member of the black community but please I hope that you'll have this conversation with me because you know if we can't talk about the movie I think that that's the, whole point of the movies that we should be able to have these conversations. But. You know T'Challa represents, you, know the black spirit, if. It was allowed to thrive unhindered, right but there's also the discussion, of the, responsibility. And guilt or con has should. Have for. Not helping its fellow Africans, all this time I mean that's kill, mongers whole mission statement, now. Ask for kill mongers death this is very important, and that's what this is also another reason that I made the roots comparison. So, you know he's mortally wounded, and I don't know how to, Charlie knew about what kill.
Mongers Father said about you know because he was you know again two challahs uncle that, were Condon sunsets, were the most beautiful thing you'd ever seen and I thought that was poetic that to chawla helped to kill longer get up to that to that mountainside to see it but. You know touch all of being the awesome guy that he is it's like maybe we can save you you know maybe you don't have to die and kill. Longer turns to him and says. So. What you can just lock me up do. Me a favor bury me in the sea so I can be buried alongside my ancestors. Who jumped from the slave ships because they too knew that it was better to die, than to be caged and it's, supposed to be this really you know poignant. Noble, moment for kill monger and I think it's led to a lot of people saying you know I saw someone even in the comments of my non-spoiler, review say, hashtag, kill, monger did nothing wrong but here's the thing first of all what, if nelson mandela had had that opinion. Right he was you know in his opinion. And he was correct and listen, with them instance with mandela that he was being wrongfully jailed, but, he stuck it out he persevered, and he, is one of the biggest, you, know civil, rights and, leaders of the, black community in history. But. What if he had said i'd rather be dead than locked up right i mean that just showed how I think how. Short-sighted. Kill, monger was and he is not he was not a good leader so, that's I think really important, I wish to chala had said that to him I did I think T'Challa was too nice I wouldn't have liked kill monger go out like that with that kind of legitimacy, both, in terms of how kill longer felt about himself to, in the context, of the film and also to the audience I think Ryan Coogler shouldn't have let him go out like that either, cuz, while he didn't have some good points kill monger did have some good points you know when he was in the museum and you're like you just can't take this this, artifact, it he's like oh did you pay for it when you took it to acquire it and you're like yeah he's got a point there and I think that he was right that Wakanda, should have helped you know other members of you know their, fellow Africans, and what was happening it was it was cowardly and selfish, to hide, away, but. He. Killed with a smile on his face his, own people no less that like that member of the doora melash and he had no respect for, what he claimed was this fantasy that he'd idealized, his whole life I mean he came in there right away and was tearing it apart he was a terrorist, and they, said oh you know he wanted to burn that purple flower because, of his American training, and they were trying to maybe put it on that a little bit but you know what ultimately it, was his choice just like it was his father's choice to, point that gun at young forests whatever which led to his death although.
They. Could have just kind of taken you know it speaks, a little bit to police brutality to, that you can you can take someone you can disarm them without killing them and so, but, that's a whole nother discussion in this movie as you can see has enough on its plate so, I had real problems with kill monger and I think that he was I I. Liked the character and what he presented as the yang to two, challahs yang but, I felt that the movie was a tad irresponsible. In trying, to again legitimize, him when he was a terrorist, and. You know I, don't. Wanna get into that that's really complicated all right so anyway T'Challa. On the other hand truly. A wonderful, leader I mean when he fought in Baku during that first challenge and he was like you have to yield your people need you I was, like what a great guy no wonder he's like a fabulous leader he has a quiet strength, to him we'll. Talk more about him when we go through the characters individually an, order of my favorites, oh but, I will say here that I don't really feel I got to know him though because the movie was a little bit more about what Conda as a whole than. The. Black Panther aka to Chawla but, on that note it was hard to understand, the tribal leadership. Structure. That they had I mean I could understand, I mean that's another reason I compared it to roots this is very much a celebration of, Africa. And what it could be and what it was and, how you. Know there's beauty in that I mean that's a big I mean Wakanda. Is very much a city of the future but, at the same time very much, a city of the past so that's a huge part of the movie I think. A very effective part of the movie, underscored. By the costume design the production and, the score, but. You know they had a lot of flowers, there why not make a whole group of Panthers like the door imma launch I was like I think mbaku would be a wonderful Black. Panther he's really good and, also the fact that they would burn the flowers because the king ordered it only Lupita. Nyong'o's, character, thought, to save, one I was like no no one else thought to pocket one of these flowers that makes no sense I just. It was it's odd for me maybe. Maybe. As an American it makes it particularly hard for me to grasp this mindset, but I just I couldn't get it and I mean to allow and also. To allow kill longer to be king who obviously was, a monster, from the get-go simply. Because he want to fight that also I just couldn't understand that people who are like you one I guess we're gonna all have to be ruled by a monster, now oh well and, also but all the other leaders were like yes, probably two challahs you know mother and sister are gonna be killed but what can I do we won the fight and you're like clearly, I hope that there was some serious Legislature. Passed, although. I don't think they have that kind of a system but, I hope they changed the rules after what happened in this movie, okay now. I also want to talk about the women in the film uh strong. Women no doubt wonderful, female characters, but I stand by what I said in my non-spoiler, review that, they were support staff they. All they all serve just one purpose and that was to serve their king I think the women in the film were particularly, loyal no less almost to, a fault you. Know they, really couldn't even imagine doing, anything that wouldn't support. And further to Chawla I. Mean, sure he could challenge him, you know technically, for leadership right and for her to become the black panther I can't wait for her to be the black panther she eventually does in the comics but. I never got the feeling that she would know, and, I don't really feel you. Know she was, developing tech largely, for, her brother you know I didn't really feel I think, they all felt to me like extensions. Of T'Challa not their own people with their own paths and you know it's. Long been argued, in you. Know in not. Just from tribal, culture but even like it in the 1960s, you know before the women's movement came along that oh women, should be glad that the backbone of society, you know you can't have a strong warrior. If you don't have a strong homemaker, to, as the foundation, etc etc, but, that's an old argument for keeping women out of the making, process, in the front lines I have a major problem with it and I thought it was very much in this movie I hope. That in the sequel and I really want a sequel the women, start to have their own ambitions, and. Again. Their own paths, now. I also want to talk about the lack of action some. I saw some comments with people being like what are you talking about this tons of action Wow I don't count some things as action I've got the tribal challenges.
For Not particularly, you know they're not action sequences, they weren't filmed particularly, well I think the fight choreography, was okay they were more about the personal interactions, and again the the power, structure, etc etc and, I don't think carrying claw out on a chair you know there was just a little explosion, and then they picked claw up literally in his chair and put him in a van that's, not an action sequence and even at the museum too fast it wasn't enough to really I don't think it was enough to qualify as an action sequence I don't think you really got an action sequence even when they were in the jungle and he was you, know taking Lupita Nyong'o out of the field that, happened so fast, I just again, and we saw most of it in the first trailer so, I don't think that counted as an action sequence either you didn't really get an action sequence until South Korea the best action sequence in the film and what, an action, sequence, but it wasn't Chawla scene it was, a Koya scene, played by Danai gurira, wow. She was amazing, let's talk about how amazing she was so, in the casino, the. Forcefulness, with her spear was amazing, to watch I loved the whole thing with her wig that, was great I love, the way I mean. I thought she was amazing when she first started swinging, her spear around but when she jumped off the balcony with that force and her red dress like, behind her almost like a cape like. This beautiful, flower of anger, and and determination. And and and force. I was. So impressed it was amazing, that was I think my favorite moment in the film as, I said in my non-spoiler, review it, took my breath away. She, just dominated. That scene and then when they moved outside to the car chase I loved, her line when she was like looking at them firing on her and she's like guns so primitive the delivery was fantastic. I loved, her use of the spear, I love the spear when she threw it through the car head of her, through the glass and then it went into the road and then acted, as like a stopping point for the car that. Was just so clever I mean what what she could do with a spear, was, amazing, and it also looked out she stopped herself in the car of the accident, I mean it was cute when Lupita Nyong'o showed up still in the driver's seat you know just on its own that would never have happened I mean I think she would have been seriously, injured Lupita, Nyong'o in that crash but it was a good bit good gag but. The way a Koyuk. Took care of herself by, putting you know with the hood of the car and the spear and, how important, it was for her to get her spare shoes I liked that moment of danger she was like I need the spare I need the spare that's my thing that's my jam. And, it certainly was she was amazing, I'm so happy she's like I couldn't have to understand, why she was an infinity, war and then when I saw the first trailer I was like I don't understand their door more needs to be there and she's running with all the other heroes she.
Definitely Deserves, to be running with all the heroes I was gonna say it later but I'll say it here I'll say it in both places I think, she might be the best fighter in the MCU that's how good she is I was really, impressed. And, then the big egg fight scene opposite, kill monger and you know when. Daniel. Coulis you, know Maccabi his, Rhino people, betrayed. Everyone it. Was okay it was a lot of CGI versus, CGI particularly, when you had the two Panther suits versus each other and I thought even though rhinos we're not at all believable, as real they were cool but they were super fake and, so I thought that action sequence again, it was more about what was being said and then into the character, interactions, and the political, statements, than the actual fight now. Let's talk about the cast in the order of my favorites, first up latisha, right as Cherie people have been losing their minds over this character, and I totally understand. It I like that someone said she was the newest Disney Princess, and what a fabulous addition, she's. Great across the board she's smart, she's funny and, she's fashionable, I really like her quite, a bit she. Was a bit of a technological. Mary Sue because, just she could literally, do anything the technology, in the movie made no sense they are like if you can dream it you could, do it because it doesn't have to me you know it doesn't have to have any logic, to it we just can you know just anything that you can imagine we can do and even though it all was stemming from vibranium, I was like I don't understand, how that's possible it didn't make any sense but. Just like Daisy Ridley's Rey her. She's, so cool and her she has such a fabulous personality. And she's just a force of nature but, it's okay that she's very soon I mean I like ray quite a bit too and. I can't wait for her to become Black Panther can't happen soon enough I know I mean I don't, see why they can't be the Black Panthers at the same where can't give more than one I know, cuz i love the sharia. T'Challa brother-sister, relationship they. Should totally, be a team it would be I would love to see them in the field together, fabulous. I love this character so, good, next. My second favorite was Andy Serkis ask LA what, a sleazy, dirtbag, it was fantastic. I love, that he hid the metal you know the vibranium, in his crotch at the the. Casino to sell it to Martin Freeman's character, I loved. When he let the security guard run away I'll actually laughed out loud because it was so funny he's like oh you can go just don't tell anyone, although, he's reasoning for doing that I wish he just did I like to eff with people because, he was like oh burn, him out so it looks like we're you, know we're novices, and, I was like they knew right away that it was you so why, don't want you wasting your time for but. I just and Andy, Serkis is having so much fun playing the sleazy character, that it made it it, was fun to watch I just thought it was amazing, and I can't believe that, they killed him I mean it made sense in the context, of the story and how kill monger was able to win over. Maccabi. To his side that, made that made sense I understood, it intellectually, but in my heart it's a shame he won't be back I can only hope that someone in Wakanda has cloned him now. Next, up Winston Duke, as mbaku, he was so funny, he was great, I. Loved. His two lines my favorite lines that he had was and he said just kidding we're vegetarians, I thought that was great and when, T'Challa asked him for an army said I could really use an army and mbaku said I'm sure you could but no it, was great delivery, he was fabulous I really liked him a lot I mean if I was a you. Know a member of this community of Wakanda, I'd be like I don't know Bach was really great I think he's a little bit of a challenge for the leadership I could see why he challenged, to chawla and I felt bad he didn't have more of a place at the table because he's a great guy and. It's funny to me that the only other place I've seen Winston Duke is Modern Family where he had a non role and I can't believe it's the same actor, he totally, not, only is he given a better opportunity here, but he just totally changed his body language every. You know everything, you know he's a fabulous, actor, clearly, and you know often when we talk about diversity, in movies people who are against it will say you should just hire the best actor, for the role and if you know but I think the good counter-argument. To that is so it's always a white actor, who's the best person for the role and I think that this movie just, in this alone is so important, because it provides an opportunity for Winston, Duke to show he, is a fabulous, actor, and I hope that he gets a lot more off of this ah the.
Next Up I like Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa. He's a little low down but, that's because he's playing the lead he's a very stoic lead and so again you didn't really get to know him that well but. You know Chadwick Boseman I've been a fan of him since he played Jackie Robinson, I think he's a fabulous very. Likeable actor and he brings a lot of that to the table here and. Also that's like sour power right like so even though he doesn't have a lot to do here, I have forged a relationship with chadwick boseman and the other movies I've seen him in and I take that into this movie so that I think is one of you know that's what Starr brings to the table not, only their ability, but, also their relationship, with audiences it's already established, and chadwick boseman I think has that but. Just like in civil war still, waters run deep and he just seemed like a wonderful man and therefore a wonderful, leader someone you can totally, trust you know sometimes you do have to follow someone else then it does need to be a leader you can't have too many cooks in the kitchen and I would totally, you, know I like him beaucoup but I really like to charla as well I would throw I would throw my. Support behind both of them I thought they were fabulous the. Next up Danai, gurira as, a co yeah now you might be wondering why she's so lowdown well I didn't love her her character took a little bit of time, for her to get going you know I thought in the beginning didn't. Love it and, then also I thought her ridiculous, her loyalty, to the throne was ridiculous, she was like they, were like oh are you gonna really serve kill longer and she's like that's the job and you're like you know I mean throughout, history people, have you know served you, know murder, murderous, leaders and been like well you know what do you want for me that was my job and you just can't do that but she came around thankfully, I like when she said you have too much anger in your heart to ever to be king to kill monger, I'm like finally, you get it but. Again her fighting ability was absolutely, amazing she is the best fighter in the MC I was really impressed, I'm so happy she's gonna be an infinity, war I'm really looking for it it makes me more excited for the movie that she's such a seems to be a big part of it next. Up Daniel Cole Ouya as wakame. No, one could look at you sideways like. Daniel Cole Ouya hey that's, really a great skill and I thought he brought a lot to a character that could have been very one-dimensional just. A plot point but. He you know again still waters run deep eek, he showed I think tremendous, again depth I was very very impressed although I don't know how he can continue to lead his tribe he, was traitor you, know I mean I know he was dating a Koya, and, I was surprised she said she would kill him for what condom I even I was surprised about that I was like ah can't, you just you know whatever happens, it's just taking someone down you know you don't have to kill them although it's. Interesting it's an interesting discussion because, clearly two, challahs unwillingness, to kill kill longer during the challenge the first time around was, a mistake, because kill monger I guess it depends if your opponent is willing to kill you and I that's I guess that's how I would how, I would say you should that should be the rule of thumb and fights to the death okay if, your opponent, is willing to go for the death blow then you have no choice but with what it was a Koi a versus, wakame I didn't, think he would kill her well I don't know maybe he would it was getting that fight was getting pretty ugly and on that note again I don't know how anyone can forgive him they're like remember that time you betrayed us and you seemed okay with two chala being killed and his mother and his sister being killed and maybe even a Koya that, was a crazy week but what's all good I'd be like you, might have to very least leave Wakanda, you know if not be imprisoned, now.
There, Were two actors, I actually did not like in the movie and one of them is Michael B Jordan s kill monger first off I, thought, he played the same character he, always does and then I thought that well kill one who was a simple guy not a very smart guy that, doesn't mean that his performance, needs to be simple I didn't think there were enough layers here for instance sterling K Brown is his father. Interestingly. When he showed up at the very beginning of the movie in the opening scene the people next to me were like damn they didn't say no to anybody you know because a lot of black actors of course wanted to be in this movie and I love sterling K Brown I thought you know I thought I don't watch this is us but, I really, liked him and you. Know the OJ Simpson miniseries, and I'm very excited for him in the upcoming predator, movie I'm a big sterling K Brown, and I think that you can see why he's so good in this movie alone because, he came across far, more interesting, and far more conflicted than kill monger did you know and with far fewer scenes so I wasn't a big fan of what Michael Jordan did and also I felt that Michael Jordan also. Was irresponsible in trying to portray his character. Again. By not portraying, him as conflicted I think. That he you know almost. Condoned. What he did as an. Actor and I think that was not good and, they're also Martin Freeman, now as I said in my non-spoiler, review it's. It's fair because in the Bond movies poor Jeffrey Wright as the CIA operative, has to just run through there and they never give him anything to do not anything it's always like why don't you like Jeffrey Wright have one action sequence where he can help out right so, they did the same to Martin Freeman here but I have to say on top of that though the, role had no dignity both in the way it was written like how the other characters, treated Martin Freeman I thought that was not cool and, also how Martin Freeman, played the role I would say this is a low point in his career it was it was unfortunate. And. I a couple, of times it made me a little uncomfortable watching, the movie I was like not, cool guys not, cool now. As for the MCU overall, no soul stone is introduced, in the movie I think that was a big mistake I think it would have helped have, multiple, viewings and maybe made people who were on the line about going to see this movie go I mean that's the thing if you want to have this fantastic, intellectual. Discussion, you need you know you have to have a little bit something to you know a little something sweet sweet, sweeten, the pot so people you know people who don't want to have that political discussion, or like okay and then they're surprised by how good the political discussion is and then they have it so, you need more action you should have had this soulstone just other reasons for people to go, also. With Bucky Bucky is the last and credit sequence but there's really nothing there you know he just comes out of a hut and he's like thanks for caring me sherry and she's like sure. But. I have to say what Conda certainly agrees with him he looked fantastic, when cap sees him he's gonna faint all, right so I really liked Black Panther a very, sophisticated movie. And if they make the sequel and I just, think they definitely should make a sequel I hope they do and, if they up the action, I think we could reach Dark Knight levels here I think the sequel could be that good if they take, if they keep the sophisticated, aspect, of the movie, and then they again, amp up the action, to the level it should be for such a film again. I think it could be on level on the on par at the Dark Knight which works with my comparison if this film to Batman Begins I think it's actually better than Batman Begins Batman, Begins wasn't. Again. This sophisticated it, in, its. Discussions. But, I really am impressed, so that's my exploiter review of black panther you can say anything you want down below because this is the spoiler review I look forward to continuing, the conversation there, and as always you can check out some more videos right.