After the tragic events depicted in Captain America: Civil War, Wakanda’s new King T’Challa returns home to reign over the secluded, yet technologically advanced African nation, accepting his place unopposed by the other tribes.
Soon, however, there is a challenger to the throne, as foes from within conspire to destroy Wakanda.
T’Challa must now, as Black Panther, work with Everett K. Ross (Martin Freeman – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ), an agent of the C.I.A, along with members of the Dora Milaje, the Wakandan special forces, to prevent war.
As part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Black Panther has very high standards to live up to, but it holds its own, both from a story point of view, as a solo story, and as part of the greater universe, bringing as dose of uniqueness, and a bit more of the same.
With an all star cast, bringing the characters to life, namely Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan), Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o – Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Jungle Book), N’Jobu (Sterling K. Brown), Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Zuri (Forest Whitaker – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Arrival), and Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis – War for the Planet of the Apes, Star Wars: The Force Awakens), there is no shortage of talent to portray the engrossing story, of a part of the MCU that we have not seen too much of.
Another aspect of the film currently making news, are the costumes, with them so well designed, that they are part of New York Fashion Week.
Black Panther is funny, and fun. It is a story well told, and one that is sure to engross most audiences. Good story, great talent, amazing visuals, and a bunch of kick-ass fights.
Black Panther opens 16 February 2018, in South African cinemas.