Rated: PG-13 for prolonged sequences of action violence, and a brief rude gesture. Reviewed by: Dave Release date: February 16, 2018 Released by: Walt Disney Pictures
Marvel Comics' latest blockbuster, Black Panther is going to take the world by storm. With 42's Chadwick Boseman in the title role, Black Panther can do absolutely no wrong. From beginning to end it's a non-stop action ride. Boseman portrays T'Challa, who returns to the hidden, isolated African kingdom of Wakanda after receiving news of his father T'Chaka's untimely death. Black Panther (T'Challa) is next in line to assume position as the new king. However, technologically advanced Wakanda still clings to its ancient traditions forcing him to accept all native challengers, and fight for the throne.
When outside enemies conspire to steal the rare precious metal Vibranium from Wakanda, T'Challa teams up with C.I.A. and loyal Wakandan forces to prevent another world war from beginning. The battle scenes are amazing and embrace all of the latest and greatest special effects. It's really a non-stop visual feast of epic proportions.
Since his first appearance in Fantastic Four #52 (July 1966) Black Panther has relied on science, physical training, combat skills and unlimited wealth, with advanced technologies to combat his enemies. Impeccable direction by Fruitvale Station and Creed's Ryan Coogler brings forth a movie that will likely shatter numerous box office records. Additional kudos go to supporting actors Lupita Nyong'o, Danae Gurira, Letitia Wright, Michael B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett and Andy Serkis. With no hesitance or exaggeration 'Black Panther' is a must-see movie.
Don't miss it.