“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” Movie Review

Being four years since the first “Black Panther” came out, many fans have long awaited this movie.

The “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” movie trailer. Video on YouTube.

After the announcement that there was going to be a sequel to the first Black Panther movie, there was a lot of excitement leaving people on the edge of their seats. 

The movie starts with Black Panther’s mother, Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), who has assumed the throne; his younger sister, Shuri (Letitia Wright), scrambles to honor her brother’s memory. But the kingdom remains vulnerable, as the outside world seeks access to vibranium, a rare mineral with extraordinary abilities to absorb, store and release large amounts of kinetic energy with military uses. However, the real threat comes from under the sea, where the long-isolated aquatic nation of Talokan controls the planet’s only other source.

Namor (Tenoch Huerta Mejía) is the king of Talokan, a demigod with pointy ears and wings on his ankles. Namor is a villain, albeit one with a legitimate grudge. His subjects are descendants of a Meso-American tribe who escaped Spanish colonizers, and he’s suspicious of “the surface.”

The movie consists of high-speed battles, underwater and mid-air battles, high-tech suits and seat-rattling explosions, and what’s a Marvel movie without any of those things? Of course, the Wakandians win the battle between them and the Talokan people.

The major fight scene in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” Video on YouTube.

But, the post-end credits scene, which the majority of people stay for nowadays, is the truly shocking part of the film. In the end, Shuri goes back to Haiti to burn her funeral clothes after her mother had died. She’s greeted by Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and a child we haven’t met before: Nakia’s son, Toussaint. As it turns out, Toussaint’s father is the late T’Challa. Toussaint reveals that his secret name is Prince T’Challa, signaling that he’ll follow in his father’s footsteps as the King of Wakanda one day.

The film made over $400 million around the world, so you can say that it was worth waiting for. The cast and crew gave such a breathtaking tribute to Chadwick Boseman at the beginning of the movie, which brought many people to tears. The plot was captivating, and they found a way to bring another ethnicity into the storyline, which will likely continue to be a part of  future movies.

However, reading about the movie won’t do it justice. You have to watch the movie for the ultimate experience.

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