|Directed by||:||Ryan Coogler||Produced by||:||Kevin Feige||Based on||:||Black Panther by Stan Lee Jack Kirby||Starring||:||Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke||Production company||:||Marvel Studios||Distributed by||:||Walt Disney Studios, Motion Pictures|
'Black Panther' brings relevance and new ideas to stagnant genre
Apart from stunning visual effects and great out-of-the-box technology - beads as communication devices, suit that absorbs kinetic energy, remotely controlled auto and aircraft etc - credit should be given to the costume designer - the black panther suit, his necklace, Okoye's uniform and Boseman's long-robe overcoat might just be the next signature fashion style. Two things make this outing different from the regular Marvelverse - you do not have the other Avengers butting in and out of the film (Spiderman: Homecoming) and (unless you have realised) this is the first film with a predominantly black cast.
Of more immediate interest, Kurt Loder says, is the fact that Black Panther is a ripping action flick on which a great deal of care has been expended.
Directed by African-American filmmaker Ryan Coogler, "Black Panther" is the first Marvel film to feature a predominantly black cast and a story steeped in African culture. Okoye is a staunch traditionalist, probably one of our most traditional characters in the film.
"Stay you. This industry is a odd one in that it can change you".
Then along came "Black Panther", which opens in theaters across the country on Friday.
"Black Panther is a film that celebrates black excellence". - Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-TimesMay Marvel learn its lesson from 'Black Panther:' When a movie like this ends up feeling both personal and vital, you've done something right. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.
Our modern day gods and goddesses should not look alike. Beyond that, everything is fair game.
Is the movie ideal? No. That's the second-best Thursday ever for any Marvel movie after 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron ($27.6 million). The film, which is Marvel's latest superhero entry, was predicted to do very well at the box office, but even those earliest showings are starting to break some of the company's own records.
An important aspect in a Superhero movie is the costume.
Long live the king.