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Black Panther

Year : 2018 Director : Ryan Coogler Running Time : 2h 14min Genre : , , ,
Movie review score
3/5

What’s it about?
A guy with a suit that makes him practically invulnerable fights another guy in a suit that makes him practically invulnerable. Yes, it’s another a Marvel movie. Oh, and 99% of the cast is black. And 95% are women.

What did we think?
Stephen Scott says: Empowerment just reached new highs – which is a good thing. This movie is going to inspire millions of downtrodden kids who’ve never seen anyone like them be the hero – not just non-caucasians, but also non-steroid-pumped-white-males. The women in this flick KICK SERIOUS ASS (physically and intellectually).

Unfortunately a stellar cast and unique premise does not a movie make, and it’s hard to be drawn in by the lacklustre story that doesn’t take any great risks.

There are many great themes touched on – the importance of traditions and when to bend or unfollow them, how to follow your moral compass even if it risks changing everything you believe in, the strength in self-belief – but when the ending is just the rehashed finale of Iron Man AGAIN the whole superhero flick concept just starts getting jaded.

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