Black Panther: Wakanda Forever 2022 is an American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Black Panther. Black Panther 2 is produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to Black Panther (2018).
Wakanda Forever is directed by Ryan Coogler, who co-wrote the screenplay with Joe Robert Cole. It stars Letitia Wright as Shuri, alongside Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena, and others.
Black Panther 2 tells the story of how the people of Wakanda fight to protect their home from intervening world powers as they mourn the death of King T’Challa. The intro for this film features Chadwick Boseman exclusively as T’Challa to pay tribute to him after his passing.
Wakanda Forever is the first MCU film intro with no music.
This film runs for 2 hours and 41 minutes. The primary language spoken by Wakanda natives is Xhosa and English, while Yucatec Maya is the language spoken by Namor and his people.
According to Marvel Studios, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, also known as Black Panther 2, stars Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira), and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba).
They fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers after King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.
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BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER FILM REVIEW.
After watching Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, I can only say that the first was better than this. I understand that the production crew was trying to cope with the passing of Chadwick Boseman, who played the role of King T’Challa, but the drop-off was very noticeable. His absence in this film is very apparent.
You could tell that Ryan Coogler wrote the script before his passing. After the painful passing of Chadwick Boseman, Marvel decided not to recast T’Challa. Instead, they improvised and made his sister Shuri take up the mantle of the Black Panther.
Let’s talk about the characters and their performance before I spill some spoilers.
Characters/Acting: Most of the characters from the previous Black Panther are featured in this, as are a few new ones. This addition helped give the audience something new to expect. The addition of Namor provides the audience with something to look out for, even though his character isn’t adequately developed.
Angela Bassett, who stars Queen Ramonda, the Sovereign ruler of Wakanda, stands out. The Bassett role is filled with emotions as she tries to balance leading her people, being a mother to Shuri, and keeping threats to Wakanda “at bay” while grieving the death of T’Challa.
She made me, as the audience, feel the loss of a great character. It’s not all about the drama; it’s also about the emotion, how you feel during certain scenes, and how you think when you see certain characters and their facial expressions. Her performance stands out above the rest.
Namor also played a unique role. He is played by Tenoch Huerta Mejía. He is the king of Talokan, an ancient civilization of underwater-dwelling people. His people refer to him as the feathered serpent god K’uk’ulkan.
Namor is an excellent addition to the Marvel superheroes, immediately showing how powerful he is and what he can do. I wished T’Challa and Namor got to cross paths.
Namor himself is a good villain. Tenoch sells the character to me despite Namor’s motivations not matching his plans or actions throughout the film.
There is so much about Namor, his people’s power, and their technology that could be explored, but I feel Marvel might be saying it for something more significant in the future.
Finally, Letitia Wright. Letitia stars as Shuri, the princess of Wakanda. She is a tech guru. Shuri turns to her technology to grieve T’Challa so she won’t have to feel the pain of losing her brother.
Miss Letitia was given a more significant role in the film following the death of Chadwick Boseman. She is to take on the mantle of the Black Panther, and she doesn’t disappoint with her performance.
Cinematography: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s cinematography is not bad; it’s just okay. The CGI is good, and the costumes are great as they contribute to character design and help the audience understand the film more. There is a great effort and meaning behind each of the costumes, which successfully try to mix the different cultures with the new times full of technology.
The sounds and music used In this film are fantastic. They helped bring the film to life. The film features great musical artists like Rihanna, Tems, Stormzy, Burna Boy, and many more.
DID YOU KNOW?
According to IMDB, Tenoch Huerta, who plays the ruler of an underwater kingdom, didn’t know how to swim. When Ryan Coogler offered him the role and asked about his swimming skills, Huerta replied, “I’ve never drowned before.” He took swimming lessons afterwards in preparation for the position.
I will conclude by saying that Black Panther Wakanda: Forever is an entertaining film with some great action sequences, though it is long. It runs for more than 2 hours, and there are some scenes where you’ll feel the pacing should have been increased.
The film is good though some minor details prevent it from being great.
It is Rated PG-13 for sequences of strong violence, action and some language. It is definitely worth a watch.
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