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Week Seventeen (BONUS!): Black Panther
Marvel might be running out of “WOW! We didn’t see that coming” moments. We did not see the success of Guardians of the Galaxy or Ant-Man or Doctor Strange coming. Those were surprises. After Black Panther, where can Marvel possibly go?
Black Panther is, as I write this blog, the third highest grossing movie of all time. Nobody saw that coming.
It is also a simply wonderful film. It is powerful. It is humorous. It is exciting. It is engaging. Black Panther ought to be nominated as a Best Picture possibility next spring, that is how good this movie is. And, somehow, it does not hinge on all that has come before it. Somehow it manages to be almost entirely its own thing while existing within the framework of the larger Marvel universe. It is clearly a Marvel movie, to be sure, but it is also something else.
I loved this movie and I cannot wait for more from the character. I will be thrilled to see him in Avengers: Infinity War and will look forward to Black Panther 2.
Black Panther may well be the best of all the Marvel movies. It has made more money than all the rest and it is already iconic. It received FIVE ARMORED RHINOS out of a possible FIVE when I reviewed it earlier this year. It deserves more…
- Erik Killmonger
CONNECTION(S) TO INFINITY WAR:
- Black Panther paints the kingdom of Wakanda as a fully realized world and we know that some of Avengers: Infinity War is set there.
- Wakanda is now known to the world. How that affects the Marvel Cinematic Universe in general and Infinity War in particular is of great interest.
- It is clear that Shuri, T’Challa’s sister, has successfully deprogrammed Bucky Barnes, the Winter Soldier. Perhaps he has recovered himself just in time to replace Steve Rogers as Captain America?