Directed by Ryan Coogler
Lately whenever I tell someone that I don't like superhero movies (with a few notable exceptions of course), they will inevitably say that I should watch Black Panther, because listening to each other is an overrated pleasure. Anyway, when I saw that this was on Netflix Instant and on the List, I finally decided to give it a try.
Basically, the film follows T'Challa, the heir to the kingdom of Wakanda. Wakanda poses as a third world nation, but is actually incredibly sophisticated due to their large stock of vibranium. Vibranium absorbs energy or something. T'Challa is facing a challenger for the throne, who believes that Wakandan weapons should be distributed to oppressed black people around the world.
The cast of this film is absolutely amazing; Lupita Nyong'o is a powerhouse and Martin Freeman might be one of the most likable people on the planet. I think the best supervillains have plots that make the audience half want them to succeed, and that was definitely the case here. I also loved the relationship between T'Challa and his younger sister.
Like I said, though, superhero movies are never going to be my thing; I just can't seem to find car chases interesting. Sorry fanboys.
None of the scenes were filmed in Africa.
References the kidnapped girls in Nigeria.