"Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" Review
A couple of weeks ago, I went to see Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in theaters, and I was honestly underwhelmed. The first Black panther movie is one of my favorite Marvel movies of the entire franchise, and I was expecting much more. Of course, there were still things I liked about the movie like the cinematography, the powerful tributes to Chadwick Boseman, the talented acting, empowering female roles, etc. However, the movie was one of Marvel's more ambitious films and unfortunately fell short; here's why.
First off, the movie is 2 hours and 41 minutes in length, which I feel is very unnecessary. For a movie that long, not much was said. I think if the movie was more condensed I still would have gotten the message and not been as bored.
Secondly, for a movie with such high expectations, it seems to have fallen victim to being a film that just sets up the rest of the Marvel timeline.
A new character, Riri Williams, was debuted. While she is a witty character that adds humor, she is only given a small, supporting role. I feel like she is just there to set up a future storyline, and her character was disappointing to me. She will also be Ironheart, which is an Iron man-like character, but with how she was introduced I'm not expecting much from her future TV series and movie.
All in all, the movie just feels forced and tedious. The very last credit scene, in my opinion, saves the movie. Black Panther is a universally loved superhero and to see this movie subpar was disappointing. The movie had pros and cons and seeing Chadwick Boseman's absence was very sad. R.I.P. Chadwick Boseman.