My Excitement for ‘Black Panther’

It’s only four days until the monumental Black Panther comes out and I am beyond ecstatic. Usually around this time of year I’m just waiting until April to get the newest Star Wars movie on Blu-Ray but this year the incredible blockbusters are coming early with this February release of Marvel’s Black Panther and I couldn’t be happier.

Now, while there is a huge cultural significance to this movie that’s not the only reason why I’m excited to see this film. Marvel has been cranking out enjoyable films for the past ten years and the incredible thing is not only do we get at least three Marvel movies a year now but the movies are actually really, really good as well. The last two Marvel films that have come out (Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok) have both graced my top five favorite Marvel movies list and I have a feeling Black Panther won’t be an exception.

The commercials are awesome, the advertising for the film is perfect, and I simply can’t wait to see the beautiful world of Wakanda that Black Panther comes from.

So, here are the things I’m most excited to see in Marvel’s new juggernaut, Black Panther.

The Action

Chadwick Boseman in Captain America: Civil War (2016)

When Black Panther appeared in Captain America: Civil War I was already excited. His suit was amazingly sleek (and black,) it could deflect bullets because it was made completely out of vibranium (awesome!) and while the suit possessed a simple design its beauty was impeccable. And his fighting style was so amazing! The martial arts form that he used felt native to his country, Wakanda, while also making his character shine.

Michael B. Jordan in Black Panther (2018)

Now he has his own film and I know for a fact that the action is going to be off the chain! I’m just excited to see exactly how off the chain it will be. And the great thing is, it won’t just be Black Panther who will be handing out the incredible fight scenes. We’ve also got the Dora Milaje, the all-female bodyguards of the King, as well as other tribes and the movie’s main villain who are definitely going to get in on the piece of the action. *squeal* I’m so excited I could practically scream.

I can’t wait to see Black Panther’s vibranium claws slicing and dicing in IMAX. It’s going to be awesome!

The World of Wakanda

Black Panther (2018)

Wakanda is a fascinating metropolis that has cut itself off from the world to protect its secrets from outside eyes looking in and I can’t wait to see in full detail what King T’Challa’s world looks like. While Marvel isn’t exactly known for having beautiful films they have had a few movies that are legitimately eye-catching, the Guardians of the Galaxy films, Thor: Ragnarok, and Doctor Strange. Now Black Panther will add to that list as Marvel brings the gorgeous fictional world of Wakanda to life and I know for a fact it’s going to be remarkable, especially in IMAX.

The Story

Chadwick Boseman and Lupita Nyong'o in Black Panther (2018)

I’m not very aware of what the story is in this movie and that’s exciting for me. I know it’s following T’Challa’s journey as the new King of Wakanda and he’ll have to learn what it exactly means to be the ruler of his country but beyond that I have no idea how this movie’s story line will play out and that’s a great thing.

If a movie is bad the film studios will basically feed you their movie nonstop for months, revealing all of the movie’s surprises and plot twists before you even go see the film. Black Panther is doing the exact opposite. Yes I’ve seen countless commercials for the film but I’m no more aware of the movie’s plots than when I saw the teaser for the first time last year and that’s great. That means I’ll be able to watch the movie with a fresh eye and not be able to predict the whole film and what’ll happen. That’s a relief.

The Music

Chadwick Boseman in Black Panther (2018)

One thing Marvel definitely hasn’t nailed completely is the music for their movies. One of the reasons I enjoyed The Avengers was because of the Avengers theme. It brought a heroic feeling to the movie and helped make the team of superheroes that much cooler. Then you have Avengers: Age of Ultron and Marvel completely left behind that Avengers feeling by not even including the iconic Avengers theme in the movie. The Captain America films did the same thing.

One of the reasons why Captain America: The Winter Soldier is my favorite Marvel movie of all time, so far, is because of the music. It’s heroic, it matches Captain America perfectly, it’s patriotic in a superhero kind of way, and it sounds great. Then you get to Captain America: Civil War and once again they completely shrugged away from the music that made its predecessor so enjoyable. In fact, there was barely any music in the movie whatsoever.

The only films that I feel have nailed down their music to a T are the Guardians of the Galaxy movies (I still prefer the first Guardians music more,) Thor: Ragnarok had great music at times, and I happened to really enjoy the score for Doctor Strange. I’m really hoping Black Panther breaks the lackluster music trend Marvel is known for having and presents a score so off the chain it’ll make me want to buy the soundtrack.

Whatever the case, the incredible thing is I only have to wait four days to find out and that is the best thing ever. Thank you Marvel for making our lives even better by bringing an exceptional film like Black Panther out in February. This year is already shaking out to be one of the best movie years I have ever experienced.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day. Black Panther in four days! Yes!



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