Black Panther: Wakanda Forever


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Marvel studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Movie, 2022)

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is a thrilling continuation of the beloved Marvel franchise, delivering action-packed sequences and thought-provoking themes. The film picks up where the first “Black Panther” left off, following the events of T’Challa’s death and the rise of his sister, Shuri, as the new leader of Wakanda.

The film boasts an impressive cast, with Letitia Wright returning as Shuri and newcomer Tenoch Huerta as the villainous Namor. The performances are all strong, with Wright delivering a powerful portrayal of a young leader struggling to fill her brother’s shoes and Huerta bringing a sense of menace to his role. 

The visuals are stunning, with Wakanda being brought to life in all its glory. The film also tackles important issues such as leadership, identity, and legacy. It is clear that the filmmakers put a lot of thought into how to approach these themes, and it makes for a compelling and thought-provoking film. Similar to the first film is the use of stunning visuals to bring the world of Wakanda to life. Both films showcase the beautiful landscapes and technologically advanced cities of Wakanda, and the unique culture of its people.

The action scenes are well-choreographed and intense, with the final battle being particularly impressive. The film also takes the opportunity to explore more of the world of Wakanda and its people, providing a deeper understanding of this fascinating culture.

One of the biggest similarities between the two “Black Panther” films is their focus on the character of T’Challa/Black Panther, and his role as the leader of Wakanda. Both films explore themes of leadership, identity, and legacy, and how they relate to the character of T’Challa, regardless of him not being present.

The most significant difference between the two films is the focus on different characters. While “Black Panther” primarily focuses on T’Challa, “Wakanda Forever” shifts the focus to his sister, Shuri, and her journey as the new leader of Wakanda. This change of focus allows for a fresh perspective and new dynamic in the story with the additional change of villain. While “Black Panther” featured Michael B. Jordan as the villain Killmonger, “Wakanda Forever” introduces a new villain, Namor, who brings a new sense of menace and challenge for the heroes.

Wakanda Forever” is a sequel to the 2018 film “Black Panther.” Like the original film, “Wakanda Forever” is based on the Black Panther comic book character and his world of Wakanda, a fictional African nation that is technologically advanced. In the comics, Wakanda is known for being a hidden and mysterious place, and the same is true in the films. Both the comics and the films feature the Black Panther, who is the leader of Wakanda and possesses superhuman abilities. The sequel will likely continue to explore the themes of power, responsibility, and heritage that were present in the first film.

Overall, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is a worthy sequel that continues the legacy of the first film while also bringing something new and fresh to the table. It is a must-see for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and anyone looking for a thrilling and thought-provoking film.