Writer | Bokani King
Published Online | 22-2-2018
Published Physical Copies | -

Directed by
Ryan Coogler

Writing Credits
Ryan Coogler
Joe Robert Cole
Stan Lee
Jack Kirby

Chadwick Boseman
Michael B. Jordan
Lupita Nyong'o

T’Challa was first introduced to us in Captain America: Civil war 2 years ago. He joined forces with the Avengers. After the death of his father, he returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as King. But when his cousin Erik Killmonger emerges from a very dark corner to challenge T'Challa for the throne, what should have been a brotherly reunion, instead divides Wakanda.

The movie features some established American and British actors, and maybe one or two African actors…I wasn’t counting… Letitia Wright’s role as Shuri is one to look forward to. The young actress plays the role of a tech genius princess who fights by her brother’s side. No words can do justice to Chadwick Boseman’s acting in the movie. He blends in very well with the rest of the cast and the chemistry on set is impeccable.  The movie setting is refreshing because it shies away from the usual rich American lifestyle portrayed in most superhero movies. There is enough humor in the movie to keep you glued to your screens. The African insert into it doesn’t do much justice in terms of showing us the ‘pretend’ African nation mentioned in the movie.

We’ve heard African Americans throwing around the term “whitewashing” in reference to white people trying to copy black culture but what do we call it when 1st world actors try to do the same with our African culture? Why fuse so many African cultures into one tribe? Nonetheless, the action was great. I just hope the actors will work on better accents for the sequel.

The movie broke dozens of records worldwide since its release date, debuting at a whopping $242million. It made an enormous impression on critics and movie lovers around the world but really, was it worth the ‘African’ aspect hype round it? In terms of fashion, the movie gets an A star, jealous down! I am a HUGE Marvel fan, watched all Marvels movies, ALL of them… and I must say, this is just as good as the others, better than some yes, and it’s worth watching if you are pretty sure you can stand the irritating fake, overly done, African accent.