by Alex Kimble
Yet another masterful Marvel movie comes to theatres. Black Panther told an amazing story with this film. You are part of a different world with a new experience of lessons; lessons our society should be able to relate to. Black Panther is a superhero we have never really seen before. Michael B. Jordan as N’Jadaka steals the show with his performance. This isn’t just another Marvel movie.
Black Panther isn’t just another superhero out there. He doesn’t have just one identity. What do I mean by this? Bruce Wayne is Batman, Clark Kent is Superman, Peter Parker is Spider-Man and Black Panther can be any Warrior in Wakanda. Wakanda gives you the opportunity to battle with Black Panther to gain the power of the Black Panther. I really love that Warrior type of feel with all the tribes watching while the battle takes place. They can battle to death or choose to wave the white flag so you can be there for your tribe that needs you. Black Panther makes all the big decisions in Wakanda; from going after villians, continuing to stick with traditions and placing different spies across the world to keep watch on certain people.
Chadwick Boseman plays T’Challa/Black Panther in this film. Michael B. Jordan plays N’Jadaka/Killmonger. Killmonger really steals the show with his performance as the villain. Killmonger was part of some of the biggest moments of the films. Klaue was captured by Black Panther, and he was given to the CIA for questioning. Killmonger helped Klaue escape with a big explosion and a van. They were able to get away which of course frustrated Wakanda warriors who wanted Klaue captured. Black Panther’s father been trying to capture and possibly kill him for thirty years.
Killmonger killed him in a double-cross sort of way to present himself to his fellow Wakanda warriors. However, he wanted to make a statement to Black Panther and Wakanda. What better way to do so than to kill the man they have been trying to capture for so many years. Killmonger put him in a body bag on Wakanda doorstep.
The scene that was really emotional was when it was time for Wakanda tribes to take a side. Killmonger assumed along with the rest of the people that N’Jadaka killed T’Challa. N’Jadaka took over and had different plans for their advanced technology and weapons. The tradition had always to be low-key with the rest of the world, but N’Jadaka had plans to take over the world. However, traditionalists didn’t want that which caused a war within the country. I believe this is a lesson we can all learn. Violence, power and greed isn’t always the answer. Our society must remember to not let greed and power get in the way of protecting our people.
It isn’t the best superhero movie I have seen, but it exceeded my own expectations. It was a great story with a warrior mentality, which I enjoyed far more than I thought I would. Black Panther wanted to have mercy and let N’Jadaka live, but Killmonger took his own life. He wanted to die rather than live after his failure to kill T’Challa. The Black Panther is definitely worth the watch that kids from all ages should enjoy.
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