In case you didn’t believe the hype, it’s looking like Black Panther will prove to be everything we’ve expected it to be.
The film had its world premiere in Los Angeles and has gotten universal praise as a masterpiece and the best Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film to-date.
As soon as the social media embargo lifted at 1:00 AM EST early Tuesday morning, reactions from critics began to pour in.
Y’all. Y’ALL. Y’ALL. #BlackPanther is everything I wanted and so much more. Ryan Coogler has changed game for MCU. My God. pic.twitter.com/12dfz0xKkk
— ReBecca Theodore-Vachon (@FilmFatale_NYC) January 30, 2018
Black Panther looks, feels and sounds unlike any Marvel film to date. A visual feast. Wakanda is amazingly realized, the antagonist actually has an arc with emotional motivations. Marvels most political movie. So good. #BlackPanther
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) January 30, 2018
And then they—
And then SHE—
— Tananarive Due (@TananariveDue) January 30, 2018
Ryan Coogler had something to say, y’all.
So #BlackPanther is a Marvel movie with a message.
The revolution will not be televised but this flick is straight up revolutionary!
Danai and Leticia steal every scene they are in.
I’m crying nerds tears cuz…. pic.twitter.com/AUojmReXb9
— Jacqueline (@THATJacqueline) January 30, 2018
#BlackPanther is a love letter about blackness, to a world that often ghettoizes it without realizing that it is on black backs that this planet revolves.
This world’s livelihood is in our blood. pic.twitter.com/FscW1hWbI6
— Tre’vell Anderson (@TrevellAnderson) January 30, 2018
Black Panther is the most powerful movie I’ve ever seen. So epic.
— The Extraordinary Xilla (@BlogXilla) January 30, 2018
BLACK PANTHER is not screwing around. By far the most political Marvel chapter, to the point I had to remind myself this is a Marvel movie. BLACK PANTHER is a movie with a lot to say.
Also, Michael B. Jordan … damn
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) January 30, 2018
#BlackPanther is the most unique film so far in the MCU. A complex villain matched with a vast world-creation storyline. All the secondary characters shine, but @michaelb4jordan is a revelation. And @chadwickboseman – he’ll be the hero a generation of kids will grow up loving. pic.twitter.com/3imEl3dk8e
— Mark Daniell (@markhdaniell) January 30, 2018
Yes this will be the Blackest movie of all time! Excellent special effects, compelling story line, brilliant performances! This will go down in history as Marvel’s best! #BlackPanther #BlackPantherSoLIT
— Jamie “Is February 16 2018 Here Yet?” Broadnax (@JamieBroadnax) January 30, 2018
ISSA RAE’S BLACK PANTHER REACTION IM DONE ???????????? pic.twitter.com/1UFbuOTlOX
— D ???? #TIMESUP (@hollandszarrier) January 30, 2018
Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.
The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole wrote the screenplay.
Black Panther hits theaters in full on February 16.