After its premiere and press conference on October 27th (local time), “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” was showered in praises by movie critics.
On October 27th (local time), the premiere of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”, which was directed by Ryan Coogler, was hosted, followed by high praises. As compiled by IndieWire, the sequel of “Black Panther” has done a brilliant job in honoring the legacy of late actor Chadwick Boseman and expanding the setting of Wakanda.
In particular, Anne Thompson, an editor of IndieWire, talked about the movie on her SNS, “‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ is packed with twists, turns, a watery new world and two new superheroes — in a dense 2 hours, 41 minutes. On the red carpet Marvel chief Kevin Feige praised the world-building from the original team: ‘It’s all Ryan Coogler. It’s a celebration’.”
Clayton Davis, a senior editor at Variety also cannot hold back praise for the cinematography, the acting of actress Angela Bassett, and the theme song delivered by Rihanna, saying, “#BlackPantherWakandaForever is a beautiful tribute to Chadwick Boseman. Visual stunner, with Angela Bassett commanding every scene she inhabits. Rihanna’s ‘Lift Me Up’ will do that for many.“
“Another great post credit scene that’s genuinely a jaw-dropper. Don’t know about Oscars”,
he also teased a scene from the movie and discussed the price prospects of “Wakanda Forever”.
Meanwhile, columnist The Hollywood Reporter left his comment on Twitter, “Black Panther: #WakandaForever is Marvel’s most poignant and powerful film to date. It’s heavy and dark in the way that it needed to be, and mostly abandons the studio’s trademark tone. The craft work levels up in every conceivable way, and the performances rise to the occasion.”
On his Twitter page “Charles, Witch from Mercury”, reporter Charles Pulliam from The Verge said, “#WakandaForever’s bigger in scope and scale than #BlackPanther, but its story is also one of Marvel’s most intimate and heartfelt. It’s definitely a Comic Book Movie, but it’s one that centers grief and the grieving process rather than superheroics and spectacle.”
Rotten Tomatoes’ writer Orlando’s Twitter account Lando wrote: “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is outstanding. It handles loss, grief and revenge with a maturity and seriousness rarely seen in the MCU. Black Panther continues to be their crown jewel. Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett and Tenoch Huerta all bring some of the best acting I’ve seen all year.”
Drew Taylor, a reviewer of many famous news sites such as The Wrap, New York Times, Collider…, briefly commented on the work: “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever prioritizes sentiment over spectacle and for the most part it’s a transporting and engrossing triumph. Arguably Marvel Studio’s most deeply felt and emotional resonant extravaganza. Also Ludwig’s score is an all timer.”
Despite loving Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, veteran reporter Germain Lussier of Gizmodo and io9 expressed concern about the movie’s length. But he generously asserted that this is the work with the ‘best scenes’ in MCU history: Black Panther: “Wakanda Forever is as epic as Marvel sequels get. The story is hugely ambitious & thematically rewarding with gut-wrenching twists and turns throughout. You feel the length but it’s fun, wildly beautiful and has the best credits scene in Marvel history, no contest.”
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever takes place sometime after the death of King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman). Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett) and Princess Shuri (Leititia Wright) and their close escorts now have to face a threat from the depths of the ocean, led by Namor (Tenoch Huerta) – the king of Talokan.
Wakanda Forever is the third Marvel Studios superhero movie to hit theaters this year. The film has an official release date in theaters on November 11.