Black Panther (2018)
Review: I've now seen Black Panther twice, and I pretty much stand where I originally stood in regards to how I felt about the movie. I loved it but I can't deny that it had a few problems for me. Let's start with the positives, Michael B. Jordan as Killmonger absolutely blew me away. I knew he was a great actor and I knew he would be fantastic in Black Panther, but from the trailers he came across as cliche. I didn't expect the amount of depth that I got and for a while I actually sided with him because I understood his viewpoints. I also love Killmonger's theme, especially how it was used when he revealed himself as N'Jadaka. Something that I was annoyed about was the revelation of his Gold Panther suit in the trailer, and while I know it isn't even considering a spoiler, seeing it in the cinema seemed like a big moment. I know it's not a huge moment, but I still would have liked the moment of shock during the movie. When I first heard Andy Serkis was Ulysses Klaue in Age of Ultron, I knew this was setting him up as a larger role in Black Panther, so I was really disappointed when he got killed. This was a problem because while I liked both villains, the movie didn't have enough room for them both. The ending also weighed the movie down because Black Panther didn't feel like your typical MCU movie. It dealt with issues that were interesting surrounding Wakanda and its resources, so to see a gigantic CGI battle at the end, left me sort of bored. The two end-credits scenes were also worth noting. The first scene was T'Challa at the U.N. announcing that Wakanda would be sharing its resources with the world, and I thought this was significant because I'm curious to see in Infinity War how vibranium is now integrated into the world. The second scene was Bucky waking up and Shuri telling him he has much to learn which ties into Infinity War, but it didn't really have me all that excited.