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Black Panther (2018)

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T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.

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Ryan Coogler
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In the 20 years it took to finally get Black Panther made, dozens of different actors were up for the lead roles. So who almost played T'challa, Killmonger, Shuri, and M'Baku?

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chadwick Boseman ... T'Challa / Black Panther
Michael B. Jordan ... Erik Killmonger
Lupita Nyong'o ... Nakia
Danai Gurira ... Okoye
Martin Freeman ... Everett K. Ross
Daniel Kaluuya ... W'Kabi
Letitia Wright ... Shuri
Winston Duke ... M'Baku
Sterling K. Brown ... N'Jobu
Angela Bassett ... Ramonda
Forest Whitaker ... Zuri
Andy Serkis ... Ulysses Klaue
Florence Kasumba ... Ayo
John Kani ... T'Chaka
David S. Lee ... Limbani
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Storyline

After the events of Captain America: Civil War, Prince T'Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new king. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakandan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war. Written by Editor

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Long live the king. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for prolonged sequences of action violence, and a brief rude gesture | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Swahili | Nama | Xhosa | Korean

Release Date:

16 February 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Panther See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$202,003,951, 16 February 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$700,059,566

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,347,071,259
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Auro 11.1 | Dolby Surround 7.1 | DTS (DTS: X)| 12-Track Digital Sound (IMAX 12 track)

Color:

Color (ACES)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Between this film and Captain America: Civil War (2016), Black Panther is the first superhero to have both/all of his theatrical film appearances earn $1 billion in the worldwide box office. See more »

Goofs

When Ross first enters the interrogation room, Klaue is heard singing "What is Love", but in the key of F# minor. Two seconds later, when it cuts back to Ross in the interrogation room, Klaue is instead singing in F minor. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
N'Jadaka: Baba...
N'Jobu: Yes, my son.
N'Jadaka: Tell me a story.
N'Jobu: Which one?
N'Jadaka: The story of home.
N'Jobu: Millions of years ago, a meteorite made of vibranium, the strongest substance in the universe, struck the continent of Africa, affecting the plant life around it. And when the time of man came, five tribes settled on it and called it Wakanda. The tribes lived in constant war with each other until a warrior shaman received a vision from the Panther Goddess Bast, who led him to the Heart-Shaped Herb, a plant that ...
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Crazy Credits

The main credits for the people of Wakanda are colored according to the tribe:
  • the cast credits for the members of the Wakandan royal family are in purple/gold, the royal colors.
  • Forest Whitaker's credit is in purple, as befits Zuri's role as adviser to the royal family.
  • Lupita Nyong'o's credit is shaded green, the River Tribe color.
  • Danai Gurira's credit is shaded red, the Dora Milaje color.
  • Daniel Kaluuya's credit is shaded blue, the Border Tribe color.
  • Winston Duke's credit is represented by an ape face, since the Jabari have no tribe color.
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Alternate Versions

In advance of the film's release in India, the filmmakers removed all references to the Hindu god Hanuman presumably to avoid generating any controversy surrounding the film. See more »

Connections

References The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) See more »

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All the Stars
Written by Kendrick Lamar (as K. Duckworth), Sounwave (as Mark Anthony Spears), Al Shux (as Al Shuckburgh) and SZA (as Solana Rowe)
Produced by Sounwave for Top Dawg Entertainment, and Al Shux
Performed by Kendrick Lamar, SZA
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SZA appears courtesy of Top Dawg Entertainment/RCA Records
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An evolving Black Panther review
21 February 2018 | by sra_ajaySee all my reviews

This is my first public movie review. So I will keep it 100 percent positive i.e. all things good. I want to start with positivity. It was a good movie. Solid 7/10.

Chadwick Boseman, playing the protagonist King T'Challa/Black Panther, has nailed the parts of "a good man", "king" and "warrior". The Kingship, channeled through his acting, peaked in the scene where he raises his voice in front of the preceding black panthers (in 2nd limbo/dream/ other world sequence) to make a point, his point, a point to bring change, a point that challenges the orthodox thoughts of the preceding Kings/Black Panthers. That is the sequence when the audience learns that the King has arrived(BAM!!). Killmonger, the antagonist , has also been acted very well. Michael B. Jordan, as Killmonger, brought a mean/maniacal/destroyer look to him, which was enhanced by the upper body scars created by the makeup department, each scar stood for a kill. (There may be a technical term for the scars, Please comment if you know). Martin Freeman's character could have been more explored, because to me his look was too similar to BBC Sherlock's Dr. Watson. I was getting confused as to why or what Dr. Watson was doing in Wakanda? (Watson-Wakanda, maybe there is some connection.)

There were multiple story arcs that were pondered upon in the film. The rise of a king, the revenge of an outcast (outcasted without his fault), a general's loyalty towards throne or the man sitting on the throne, a son dealing with demons created by his father and many more. On a personal note, I think the arc of Killmonger could have easily been taken to some other direction. His character has got such enriched background and history that so much more could have been done with his character.

The visual effects were superb. Scenes such as the entrance to Wakanda, the dreamland/limbo sequence, the Black panther cave, the Vibranium structured city stood out amongst many others.

Another uplifting thing about the movie was the comedy. The comedy that erupted between King brother and prodigy-scientist sister and between Dr.watson and Man-ape/M'Baku were the ones that stood out for me. I could narrate some of them in fresh fashion but I do not want to spoil the joke! So just watch it yourself.

Costume design in the movie is another area that must be applauded. The Black Panther's costume is like Deadpool's costume. There is nothing fake about it. You don't need to CGI it. You can put a jacked dude in that costume and you've got yourselves a Black panther, looking person. It just feels real. The vibrant costumes worn by all the cast such as Queen mother and different tribes and people of Wakanda had a fresh feel to it. The costume design was as unique as Wakanda is supposed to be.

Overall a good movie. Worth a watch in a theatre.

SUMMARY- A "good MAN" must become flexible in his/her ways if duties of "a king" are to be performed aptly.


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