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BLACK PANTHER WAKANDA FOREVER: IS IT WORTH WATCHING?

Here are the reasons why "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" is worth watching.

20.11.2022
BY ARYA GIBRAN
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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is finally here! It’s been four years since the first Black Panther movie and Marvel fans are gearing up for the release of the highly anticipated sequel, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

The film was previously scheduled for May 6, 2022, and later to July 8, 2022, before ultimately being slated for its current November release date. Due to the sudden and unexpected passing of Chadwick Boseman, the movie had to be reworked, which delayed production. The biggest question, concern, and challenge of this movie was how to handle the passing of Chadwick Boseman and his character, T'Challa.

So, is it worth watching? Absolutely. Here are the reasons why Wakanda Forever is worth watching.


There will be a new Black Panther 

Wakanda needs a new protector in the midst of the onslaught of world powers who want to control Vibranium in Wakanda. The disappearance of the Black Panther makes Wakanda more vulnerable to attacks. This is one of the reasons for the birth of a new Black Panther to replace T'Challa.


Well directed by Ryan Coogler

Ryan Coogler becomes the first African-Americans director in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ryan first became known as the director of the film Fruitvale Station (2013), which won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for US dramatic film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

After that, he co-wrote and directed films such as the Rocky series spin-off Creed (2015). Thanks to his expertise, he later became a director in the films Black Panther (2018) and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022), where most of the cast are also black.

Ryan Coogler really succeeded in presenting a strong story, both in the first Black Panther and in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

 

The depiction of Wakanda is very distinctive

The film's setting was always obvious. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Wakanda is located in East Africa which is surrounded by its neighboring countries, namely South Sudan, northeastern Ethiopia, northern Kenya, and southwest Uganda. This film also shows Wakanda's culture very well. 

By finally showing T'Challa's homeland of Wakanda on screen, Black Panther handed Marvel a new and creative setting not just for Black Panther solo movies but for visits from his colleagues in the Avengers. 

 

Remembering Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman captivated audiences in 2018's Black Panther playing T'Challa, king, and protector of the fictional nation of Wakanda. But unbeknownst to fans, the actor had been diagnosed with colon cancer even before the first film came out, and tragically, he died on Aug. 28, 2020, at just 43. For a while after the news, sequel plans were understandably the last thing on the minds of fans. 

Even though T'Challa wasn't recast, his Black Panther mantle moves on to others, including, possibly, Shuri, T'Challa's sister, played by Letitia Wright. 

The film was able to lovingly pay tribute to and celebrate the legacy of Boseman. They were also able to make us invest in the journey of the then-supporting characters who suddenly now become the new faces of Wakanda now that he's gone. 

The movie is an emotional experience to watch which is what everyone may have already expected at this point. At the same time, it still has some light and humorous moments that never took away its serious tone and exploration of grief. 


The closing film of Phase 4 in the MCU 

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is the closing film of Phase 4 in the MCU. What is Phase 4? The MCU has several Phases that gave rise to several films and series and this time the ending is a film starring Letitia Wright, Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett, and others. 


Soundtrack by Rihanna 

Rihanna also enlivened Black Panther: Wakanda Forever by singing the official soundtrack entitled 'Lift Me Up'. This song feels emotional when it appears at the end of the film. The sequel to Black Panther (2018), which is more emotional than its predecessor, makes this song ring in your ears even after leaving the cinema.

 

 

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