Black Panther hit on multiple levels

Blockbuster becomes a commercial and cultural success.

Jackson Krajnak, Staff Writer

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The newest Marvel hit movie, “Black Panther” was treated like much more than just a superhero movie. The Hollywood blockbuster film’s recent success is due to its celebration of black culture, a compelling storyline and MARVELous characters. To start, this is the first Marvel movie with a predominantly black cast with Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther/King T’Challa leading the headline as the protagonist; along with every teenage girl’s man-crush Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, the villain.

Supporting characters in the film such as Lupita Nyong’o/Nakia as the Wakandan Spy and Danai Gurira/Okoye as Wakanda’s military general demonstrate the strong female presence within the film. The mostly black cast has brought plenty of positive attention towards diversity and has inspired many audiences to have pride in their cultures.

During the movie, aside from the typical good versus evil archetype, The Black Panther/King T’Challa faces many internal conflicts as a leader of his people. King Throughout the movieT’Challa has to make many key decisions for himself, his family, and the nation of Wakanda. The climax of the movie is when each of the five tribes is fighting one another all because of these conflicts. Many lessons and ideas can be taken from this film, making it a truly inspirational movie.

Adding onto the triumph, Black Panther’s financial success is one of a kind. Marvel Studios made a unbelievable $1.2 billion dollars worldwide, with only a $200 million dollar production budget. Overall, if you haven’t seen the film yet it is most definitely worth two hours of your time. “Black Panther” has changed the way movies are perceived and is only adding onto the accomplishments of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Wakanda Forever!

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