Black Panther: Wakanda Eternal is finally out, and the first teasers are now being scrutinized on our social media, as vibranium nanites fan out over the suit.
The obstacle in the full review of the film is not another week (November 8), but the attendees could have some initial impressions, spoiler-free, which begin to render the image, to anticipate how enormously anticipated the sequel to Black Panther.
Wakanda Eternal picks up the story after the end of 2018 Black Panther, when the afro-futuristic community of Wakanda meets with the undersea nation Talokan, led by King Namor. We know that the film also stars Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams, also known as Ironheart – an MIT student who creates a man of iron armor – alongside Letitia Wright (Shuri) and Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia).
What followed was certainly a serious undertaking, given the immense popularity of the first Black Panther film, as well as the stark absence of former lead Chadwick Boseman – who tragically passed away in 2020. The following appears to be a tribute to the legacy of Boseman, while you can see director Ryan Coogler I wear a commemorative chain (Opens in a new tab) recently to honor the actor on the red carpet.
So really star-studded, musical contributions from Rihanna, and the weight of expectations on the shoulders of this movie, how did it fare?
She-Hulk actress Jameela Jamil went all out in her praise of Wakanda forever, calling it “INCREDIBLE GOOD. […] ACTION, SCENES AND CLOTHES TO DIE FOR”.
Go and see BLACK PANTHER FUCKING INCREDIBLY GOOD. THE FIRST VIBE WAS. LETITIA WRIIGHT TO THE GOOD DESERVES EXPERIENCE. EASILY DONE AND THE CREW. ACTION, SCENES AND COSTUMES TO DIE FOR. #WakandaForever pic.twitter.com/5CxppAbPrMon October 27, 2022
The host of Comicbook.com’s Marvel podcast Phase Zero, Brandon Davis, called the film “epic, especially in its setting”, adding in a recent comment that Wakanda Eternal and 2018’s Black Panther are “a very different movie”, in comparison.
#BlackPanther #WakandaForever is epic, especially in scope. Namor is one of the best villains the MCU has had to offer. Tenoch Huerta just kills! The emotions are loaded. Ryan Coogler ups his game on the action. It’s very exciting, great scale, and powerfully good. pic.twitter.com/NYxk1UvTYzon October 27, 2022
Film critic Elias Boxhill points out the impact that Letitia Wright had on the film – seeing her fill the space left by Boseman’s T’Challa is sure to give the film a different feel.
#WakandaForever is perfect! Even with the weight of heartbreak that he had to carry on his back, Black Panther 2 manages to be one of the most memorable surprise films ever. Letitia Wright’s performance in this movie still has me a bit moved, (1/3) pic.twitter.com/Agsf041VjGon October 27, 2022
A critic of the house He calls it Fico Cangiano “an animal, an admirable performer who packs a punch and effectively explores the themes of the world.” in the meantime Ghanian singer Amaara said (Opens in a new tab) it’s “a really amazing movie”.
A critic of the house Orlando Enelcine calls the Black Panther (Opens in a new tab) the crown jewel of the MCU, with the following offering “some of the best acting I’ve seen all year.”
Actor Matt Ramos wasn’t quite as complimentary, calling Wakanda Forever “a step down from the first film,” adding that “there’s a lot that just doesn’t sit well with me that I can’t explain without going into spoilers.”
#WakandaForever is definitely a step from the first move. It has great qualities in the acting, romance & action, but there’s a lot that just doesn’t sit right with me that I can’t explain without spoilers. I will provide more information once the film is finished.on October 27, 2022
There’s a definite tendency with social media impressions to be dismissive of praise – it’s hard to justify criticizing a film when you can’t immediately back up your argument with further descriptions, and the end of companies allowing these tweets to spread online helps. chattering around a lot.
So we’re waiting for a fuller picture to emerge when the film opens to the public, and reviewers say they’ve had their say – but if there’s anything common in these reactions so far, it’s that Wakanda Always feels like a very different beast from the original. and we’ll see if Black Panther fans feel torn about the outcome.
Indeed, the focus on emotion and soul means that any of James Cameron’s (fair) critics of the films should be addressed.