Ryan Coogler directs Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett and Letitia Wright in this Marvel superhero adventure about the people of Wakanda trying to find their place in the world after their heroic new king has died.
A very gorgeous film in the most part. I remember being quite impressed by how respectfully it handled itself and delivered an adventure that felt a bit more emotionally grainy than recent Marvel confections. The action was solid in the first two acts. Yet there is still the feeling that this is all just mega budgeted teatime television and the talent involved could probably be better utilised making something set in the real world. The ending is quite unmemorable. It is nice having a Marvel movie that is a bit more solemn and somber but I also rarely felt disappointed I waited Wakanda Forever out to hit streaming.
Perfect Double Bill: Black Panther (2018)
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