Ryan Coogler is slowly becoming one of the brightest directors of a new era and Black Panther is just one of the many reasons that you should like this director. (Coogler) is a transformative director, in the fact that he can change his style for everything he does. Coogler ultimately is able to transform a film into his vision every time and he leads this film in all the right ways. More importantly, he always has a definitive style with his films from Fruitvale Station, to Creed. Ryan Coogler makes onscreen magic so far with everything he’s done.
– Credits and Plot Synopsis
Black Panther is directed by Ryan Coogler and written by Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Sterling K. Brown, Angela Basset, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis, Florence Kasumba, John Kani, David S. Lee, Isaac De Bankole, Connie Chiume, Danny Sapani, Marlana Carter, Sope Aluko, Stan Lee, Ashton Tyler, Denzel Whitaker, Shaunette Rene Wilson, Bambadjan Bamba, Roland Kliumbu, Jermaine T. Holt, and Jay lynch.
– Thoughts and analysis
Black Panther is the newest film in the Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, (MCU) The film is one of the first Marvel films to not be directly tied to a larger narrative. Having Black Panther be a standalone film is a great choice and not including any of the Civil War storylines was the right choice and works with this film’s narrative. Which is both relatable and interesting. The story and its characters take a front seat, and the action-packed and more common comic book cliques are left out. This film really tries to establish these characters and focus heavily on their culture. The most interesting element in this film is the film’s story but the visual effects are fantastic and they keep you interested. The acting is decent and every performance is well done, however, the best performances in this film came from the villains. Andy Serkis and Michael B. Jordan who brought a certain amount of humanity to his role and was able to give another great performance. Notice that every single film that Ryan Coogler makes has stared Michael B. Jordan, the reason for this is because of both work very well with each other but it’s also because he’s a top tier up an coming actor with a very bright future ahead.
-Pros and Cons
Michael B. Jordan is fantastic and his chemistry with Chadwick Boseman is amazing, the two have incredible chemistry and worked very well with each other and played if each other characters very well. That being said everyone else in the cast also gives great performances.
The film has a strong and very visceral style to its visual effects that not only immerses the audience but creates intrigue. This is one of the most detailed countries and cities portrayed in Marvel films and all the little small intricacies that are put into creating Wakanda is truly fascinating and Visually Stunning.
The direction by Ryan Coogler is stellar and this film definitely benefited from Coogler’s influence and his style.
Film Soundtrack and Musical composition
Ryan Coogler with the enlisted help of Kendrick Lamar creates a fantastic Soundtrack which completely fits the tone of the film and is the perfect Icing on the cake.
Pacing Issues and Editing
This film has Pacing issues which ultimately ends up creating editing issues. The film starts out very slow paced but by the end rushes the ending.
Overall Thoughts and Overall Rating
Black Panther is a fantastic marvel film, and a great film on its own merit, that allows it’s characters a chance to develop and creates it’s own story arcs and ideas. Instead of piggybacking off of older marvel films like Civil War. The film is well directed, superbly acted and is a great and fun experience.
a quite meaningful film with a powerful message.
8 out of 10 Popcorns