Black Panther (2018)

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In true Emma style, I’m writing this review over a month after watching it but hey! better late than never.

As if you guys even need me to write this … T’Challa has found himself the new king of Wakanda, but a vengeful outsider has a thing or two to say about that.

Okay, so this film was VERY hyped up. Was it overhyped? possibly. Did it disappoint? HELL NO.

It was enjoyable from start to end. It was funny, touching and one of the better Marvel superhero films to be made. Everything looked fantastic and visually it was pretty darn spectacular (I need to use that word more often РI love it).

Another huge plus for me was that the females were actually bad asses! They were wearing practical clothes and not prancing round in a short skirt and strapless top (WONDER WOMAN I’M LOOKING AT YOU!)

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Every single character has a job to do when it comes to the story as a whole. Nobody was just there for the sake of things, or to just look good – everyone was key and that’s actually really impressive.

Michael B. Jordan is a truly amazing villain! He actually has a motive and as an audience you can understand where he’s coming from and his god damn charisma makes you consider joining his side.

RIGHT I’ve had enough kissing arse – lets get to the stuff that I didn’t like that much …

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First things first, the fight scenes weren’t that great. Nothing really blew my mind and the final battle was very underwhelming.

The pacing was a little bit off in places; the first half was very slow and then everything seemed to kick off an hour in. ALSO, Killmonger was introduced and then disappeared for sooooo long which kind of messed up the continuity a little bit.

Usually I hate a fake accent and from the trailer I was a little bit worried that everyone’s would piss me off but actually it wasn’t an issue at all – apart from Martin Freeman. Seriously, I really don’t like it when he puts on an American accent, yawn! (Unless he’s from Minnesota of course).

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I apologise that this review has had little to no structure. In all honesty I’ve been trying my hardest to just bite the bullet and get this posted as quickly as possible, so it might be a little bit rushed.

Don’t be fooled with all my negatives though – when something sets your expectations high you’re going to have a lot to say about it, but I did think that this was a fantastic film that I’ll be sure to watch over and over again.

8/10 – Great introduction to some new characters and fab development to familiar faces. I’m pleased it’s done as well as it has and I can’t wait to go and see it again.

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