Why ‘Black Panther’ Is More Than A Superhero Movie

Black Panther is arguably a common topic of conversation as of late, and with good reason. The film, a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics of the same name, is directed by Ryan Coogler. It stars Chadwick Boseman as T”Challa/Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, and Daniel Gurira.

Black Panther has earned $612.1 million at domestic box offices in addition to $590.4 million in an international context, allowing for a worldwide total gross of $1.202 billion.

Quite an impressive feat.

I have not yet seen the film, but several of my friends have and give it tremendous praise. I definitely plan to see it, not only because of the fantastic rating it has received, but further because it is a refreshing approach to the traditional superhero genre.

Black Panther is more than your average superhero movie. It features a black superhero as its lead, said lead exuding confidence, composure and authority. Further, its female characters are authoritative and respected, a new approach to the way in which female characters are typically depicted in superhero movies starring males.

I asked my good friend to give a comment regarding her opinion towards the film.

“It had very strong female leads. The male characters were not intimidated by their confidence which was a nice change,” said Irisa Wong.

“I really enjoyed it and I would watch it again.”

I don’t consider myself to be a Marvel falm, or a fan of superhero films, for that matter. That being said, I definitely think I would enjoy Black Panther, and I plan to watch it. I am curious to see what the hype is about, and I am also interested in viewing a superhero film that challenges so many stereotypes.

Have you seen Black Panther? If so, let me know your opinion in the comments!

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