The much anticipated “Black Panther” sequel has finally been released in theatres after Chadwick Boseman’s heartbreaking death in 2020. “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is the final phase four project for Marvel Studios. Its the last MCU film released in 2022. In the ashes of King T’Challa’s demise, Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, and Okoye strive to save Wakanda in the film. The heroes must work with Nakia and Everett Ross to pave a new route for Wakanda as the Wakandans attempt to embrace their nation’s next chapter.
The movie explores what happens after Wakanda’s throne suddenly becomes empty. This power vacuum that follows, both domestically and abroad. When the ruler of the undersea realm of Talokan, Namor, attacks Wakanda, T’Challa’s mother, Queen Ramonda, and sister, Shuri, quickly face a new challenge. They deal with their loss in completely different ways. The ensuing struggle puts Wakanda’s royal family and its supporters to the test and forces the entire country to undergo a historical turning point.
THE GOOD/THE BAD
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s amazing cast performance, led by the highly marvellous Letitia Wright. The veteran acting enigma Angela Bassett, keeps the ship afloat without its captain Chadwick Boseman. Talokan and Tenoch Huerta are both nice additions. It’s also the balanced plot, where the “tradition meets modernity” thrills and frills typical of the Black Panther franchise are never swamped by grief. The humour in the MCU is improved throughout, and character growth is given its due. The final fight scene is filled with the classic Marvel charm.
The duration might be felt forcefully by casual MCU fans because it’s not your usual, everyday superhero movie. There is also the movie’s predictability component, which may seem comparable to the original but has a lot less potential for progress. Your views of the film will also be split by the excessive CGI.
Shuri is without a doubt the star of this movie, even if she wasn’t originally intended to be the eventual heroine of the Black Panther movies. Wright’s interpretation of the character’s excitement, wrath, emotions, and heroism perfectly portrays all of its aspects. As shown by her interactions with Namor in Talokan, Shuri is a courageous and caring person. She doesn’t see Riri as a threat because she is confident in her skills.
Shuri is a person, nonetheless, and driven by retaliation. In contrary to past heroes’ journeys, Shuri’s evolution as a character and a hero in this movie is driven by grief that is fresh and raw, yet the loss of her brother doesn’t define her. Shuri takes her time becoming the hero, yet she already had courage and bravery before wearing the armour. It’s wonderful to have a female heroine in a superhero movie that is both complex and imperfect.