I heard a lot of great things about this movie, and so decided to see it at the theater, hoping I wouldn't be disappointed... and I wasn't! It really was that great.
Granted the story all plays out in an incredibly short time, to the point there's an all-out civil war that lasts but a few minutes, and the bad guy doesn't have time to grow in his role before the movie is really over. The threat escalates incredibly fast and then *boom* gone.
But that's the only downside. I love the characters. I love the tribal soundtrack. I like the Wakanda world, with it's rituals, rich history and heritage, and the people who live there. I love how different this is from the regular superhero movies - with the tropical milieu, the tribes, traditions, and the clash between old and futuristic.
I love the idea as much as the execution of it, and when it's all done I love the credits too, with Kendrick Lamar's butterfly-pimping music playing over a hazy and colorful choreography of characters.
It's a work of art, from the project beginning, to the project end, to Michael B. Jordan in his role, to the Black Panther himself, to the fall, to the museum scene, to the chase. The special effects flow seamlessly with the rest of it - only in the final fight does it feel like pretty much their entire world is greenscreened, and the villain does rush things and get a bit out of character... but he comes around.
I really enjoyed this movie! It feels like it could have been a whole trilogy. Like they really could have built up their world a lot more than they did before the final showdown, but I love what they did with it. It's refreshingly different, down-to-Earth, and most of it not in the setting I'd expected at all. Along with Doctor Strange this is definitely the best Marvel movie I've seen in some time. Maybe ever.
rated 5/5: friggin awesome