Our Stories for T’Challa

My sister and I have been writing short fan fiction stories and fan art on another blog of ours (2sistersonline) for years now and we have written several stories featuring the fictional world and characters of Wakanda. My sister, of course, has shared some beautiful art as well. For the next few days I would like to share this art and these stories in honor of this great man who gave us a black superhero that changed the world: Chadwick Boseman.

Written by my sister, this is In the Afterworld

T’Challa walked through the darkness, purple aurora lights floating above him, and stars twinkling. He was in the afterworld, where his ancestors lived, where he would find his father.

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‘Black Panther’ Resides In Its Own Corner and That’s Why It Is Such A Great Movie

This is a repost sharing my love for Black Panther.

After recently watching Black Panther for the first time after owning Avengers: Endgame on Blu-Ray I was quickly reminded why this became the first superhero movie to garner an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. This movie is SO good, written with a deceptively complex storyline that pleases both the masses and the most snobbish critics.

The main reason Black Panther was so successful is that, while it definitely feels like a Marvel movie, the writers didn’t incorporate too much of the MCU into the film, which they easily could’ve done. Continue reading ‘Black Panther’ Resides In Its Own Corner and That’s Why It Is Such A Great Movie

‘Da 5 Bloods’: The Best Movie of the Year (So Far)

As I’m still paying tribute to the greatness of Chadwick Boseman I’m looking back at my review of his latest film, the Spike Lee Joint Da 5 Bloods. Enjoy!

I am speechless. Of course, that’s figurative because I have to write this review but…just…wow. What a movie!

I’ve seen four Spike Lee Joints now. Do the Right ThingMalcolm XBlacKkKlansman, and Da 5 Bloods, and each film has far surpassed my expectations but Da 5 Bloods just may be the most poignant of these four movies.

Spike Lee has never been one to soften his story for the casual viewer. He makes movies that leave a lasting impact on you, will teach you something and show you just how difficult is to live the black experience in America.

Da 5 Bloods is an extraordinary film and undoubtedly, in my opinion, Netflix’s greatest original movie to date. It tells the story of four Vietnam veterans (joined by one of the vets’ concerned sons played by Jonathan Majors) and their quest to venture back into Vietnam to retrieve the remains of their lost brother-in-arms (Chadwick Boseman) and the treasure worth $17 million in gold that they buried there.

What transpires over the course of two and a half hours feels like a history lesson, a social awareness campaign for soldiers’ PTSD, a testament to the ugliness of war, how money can corrupt even the best of men, and the travesties of the Vietnam War all wrapped into a dark and almost sadistic gift box of emotion. Continue reading ‘Da 5 Bloods’: The Best Movie of the Year (So Far)