Teen Review: Black Panther
Review by Naomi, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group
In this moment of time you’d have to have heard about the movie Black Panther. It’s been blowing up as it jumped past $500 million at the global box office. Critics have been praising the movie and naming it the best marvel movie yet. Personally, I like to think that the movie itself is above average but not outstanding.
The plot is set in a hidden African country called Wakanda. Wakanda is a country built on top of the worlds most strong and valuable metal called Vibranium, making it a very rich and advanced nation. The newfound king of Wakanda, T’challa (who has the powers of the Black Panther), is challenged, by a cousin he didn’t know he had, for his throne. I’d rate this movie a 8.5/10. It didn’t seem as “epic” as an average superhero movie to me, with a substantial storyline and action scene.
However, I don’t dislike or think down on this movie, as the impact it has made on society is truly a great one. Black Panther is a movie made with an all black cast and includes a storyline that is built around the oppression and discrimination of black people. In this way, it brings awareness to such a pressing and important topic. But what’s even better about this film is the representation it brings to viewers. This movie will allow the children of our generation to grow up viewing black people as their superhero’s and idols. In addition, the cast in this movie included a very intelligent and talented group of people, who I like to believe were all perfect for their roles. I really enjoyed watching this movie and I’d recommend to everyone as it’s safe for anyone to watch and truly enlightens us on the issues we face in society today.