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Post by: Jimmy T on February 16, 2018, 02:11:20 PM
Going Saturday at 1 p.m.! Can't wait to see it!

Post by: jedicow on February 17, 2018, 01:12:34 PM
it was really good.  2 post credit scenes!

Post by: Jimmy T on February 17, 2018, 04:17:31 PM
I really liked it.

Much more than a 'Marvel' movie, and much more than a super-hero movie.

T'challa is a King. He is responsible for much more than fighting evil doers. He must try to be far more than just a man, and I think this movie did really good in doing that for him.

Made me wish for a real Wakanda is what it did! For that kind of honor, sense of duty, and faith in the home and hearth.

Post by: Jeff on February 19, 2018, 09:48:33 AM
Excellent movie.  I enjoyed it and my daughter said it was "AWESOME!".  She came home - did up her hair in multiple pony tails, face painted, and then put on a concert about Black Panther for me and the wife.  Goof ball.

It had it's "preachy" moments that I hate from Hollywood movies but at least they were subtle and not heavy handed.

Some of the black fans at my theater came dressed up in African ceremonial garb.  They were having so much fun.  I loved watching them having a blast just as much as watching the film itself.  Really added to the experience and made it that much more fun for us.

My daughter's favorite line was
from T'Challa's sister when they brought the CIA agent in for medical treatment. 
"I see you brought me another white boy to fix."   :D :D :D

Worthy of the Marvel moniker.

My only disappointment was...
how easily Killmonger killed Klaw.  He should have been around a lot longer.

Post by: Mitch on February 21, 2018, 06:09:39 PM
So when I first heard they were making a Black Panther movie, I honestly was expecting it to be just okay.  After seeing the initial reactions and reviews, I was expecting a Marvel masterpiece.  After seeing it last night, I must say for me it was somewhere in between.  I thought the movie, in and of itself, was really good and enjoyed it.  For me, it just didn't have those little moments.  I dunno.... anyway...

But beyond the movie itself, I certainly can appreciate what it means.  I was struck by the comments of fans who expressed the joy of seeing a superhero that they can say "looks like me."  As a white male, it is something I've really never had to experience much.  And as I initially thought, "Hey, what about Falcon and War Machine?" I came to realize that despite the fact that they are terrific characters themselves (MCU Falcon is one of my favorites), they are still sidekicks to white heroes and often part of a pair on the latter end of the "and."  War Machine's armor was build by Tony.  Sam would still be working at the community center if not for Cap bringing him into the fold.  They are the Black Best Friend often used misused in movies to make their white friend look more enlightened and inclusive.

T'Challa is a hero and a king.  He is a dutiful son, brother, and ruler of his people, and I found myself struck by the humanity of the character, especially as wonderfully portrayed by Boseman.  He needs neither the approval nor the assistance of American heroes.  He is that rare hero that, if you get on the wrong end of a confrontation with him, will use one hand to beat the crap outta you and then extend that same hand to help you up off the ground.

I guess my only significant disagreement with most people is concerning the villain. 
Most of the comments regarding him from people who have seen the movie is about how sympathetic a character he is and how complex and tragic he is.  The movie itself goes out of it's way to create sympathy for him (T'Challa feeling guilty for his father "creating" him, Ross going on about how our military training affects his decisions, etc.).  No, I didn't buy it.  I feel bad for the innocent little guy that he was, but Killmonger is not Magneto or Victor Fries.  He's just a well-trained punk who saw his chance to be a despot and took it.  He's not looking to free his people; he's looking for conquest.  Thus, as T'Challa wisely points out, he becomes the very thing he claims to fight.