Black Panther reviews are in, well at least the first wave. We reported a couple of weeks ago the social media reactions to Black Panther. Now, we have reviews via Entertainment Weekly! What are the critics saying?
Here are a few snippets of a couple of reviews:
“Thrillingly and thoughtfully directed and written (with Joe Robert Cole) by Ryan Coogler, the film lights up the screen with a full-throttle blast of action and fun. That’s to be expected. But what sneaks up and floors you is the film’s racial conscience and profound, astonishing beauty. Not just a correction for years of diversity neglect, it’s a big-budget blockbuster that digs into the roots of blackness itself. Coogler, 31, has proved his skills behind the camera with Fruitvale Station and Creed, but in Black Panther, he journeys into the heart of Africa to bring a new world to the screen. The result feels revolutionary.”- Peter Travers (Rolling Stone)
“At the end of the day, Black Panther is just another movie. But it sure doesn’t feel that way when you’re watching it.Black Panther perfects what the Marvel Cinematic Universe has always done so well: build a world so richly rendered, it’s almost a letdown to reach the end of the film and realize it’s time to return to our own reality.”- Angie Han (Mashable)
“To say that Ryan Coogler’s films are expanding in scope and scale – more ambitious, audacious and pyrotechnically dazzling each time – would be to deal in wild understatement. After the wrenching, real-time intimacy of his debut, Fruitvale Station, and the franchise-jolting, bruised adrenalin hit of Creed, we now have Black Panther: a giddily enjoyable, convention-bucking 134-minute epic that somehow manages to simultaneously be a comic-book blockbuster, a pulsating espionage thriller and an Afro-futurist family saga. That it is only Coogler’s third film makes it all the more impressive- Jimi Famurewa (Empire)
“Black Panther may not have the most impressive action sequences or visual effects of any Marvel movie, but it boasts the best villains. As an arms dealer whose arm doubles as a Vibranium super-cannon, Klaue makes for a nasty henchman, while Killmonger keeps his cards up his sleeve until relatively late in the film but emerges as the most satisfying comic-book adversary since Heath Ledger’s Joker.” – Peter Debruge (Variety)
Right now, Black Panther has the score of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and has smashed a lot of pre-sale ticket records. With majority of the reviews and social media reactions to Marvel’s latest film, looks like Black Panther will be pouncing to the top effortlessly.
Have you already purchased your tickets? Are you excited for Black Panther? What do you think of the reviews so far? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Black Panther claws into theaters February 16th starring Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Michael B. Jordan, Andy Serkis, Angela Bassett, Letitia Wright, and Martin Freeman.