Black Panther a stellar superhero film – Blu-ray review – Tribute.ca
Black Panther follows titular hero T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) as he returns to the African city of Wakanda, which is hidden from the outside world in order to protect their advanced technologies, which are fueled by a mystery metal known as vibranium.
Not long after T’Challa becomes king, Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis) steals a Wakandan artifact from a London museum. T’Challa is urged to bring this man back dead or alive, so he travels with Okoye (Danai Gurira), leader of the Dora Milaje special forces team that protects the king, and Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o), T’Challa’s love interest, to South Korea to capture Ulysses.
During the trip, T’Challa spots a new player who helps Ulysses, known as Erik Stevens (Michael B. Jordan). What T’Challa later discovers about Erik’s family shocks him and makes him realize he has to protect Wakanda from an approaching battle or he will lose his throne and country forever.
Ryan Coogler, who helmed this film, created a universe that’s extremely engaging and he carefully put together the stellar cast. It’s not just the men who are key players in this superhero movie. It is very evident that the female cast, played by actresses such as Lupita N’yongo, Letitia Wright and Danai Gurira, were created to stand out with strong performances.
The key actor who stood out to me was Danai, as the fearless leader of the Dora Milaje. She refuses to play by anyone’s rules and she’s loyal to a fault. As T’Challa’s right-hand woman, it was satisfying to see her make the role her own.
Letitia Wright, who plays T’Challa’s sister Shuri, is funny and super talented. In her hands, Shuri is one of the most-loved characters in the movie. Shuri loves playing with technology and is often the smartest person in the room. Which is what