Black Panther roars; breaks box office records

February 26, 2018

Disney/Marvel Studios continues to wow audiences with the release of blockbuster film Black Panther.


In just a week of being in theaters, it has made $491.1 million globally, followed by the international box office surpassing the $200 million mark on Wednesday at $213.6 million.



Chadwick Boseman in Marvel's "Black Panther."


The stars of the film are Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa/Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Lupita Nyong'o as Nakia, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross and many other rising stars.


What's great about this film is that the action wasn't the only factor that made the movie excellent, it was the mixture of African tribes and advanced technology.


The music was also a bonus for the film. It is authentic African music, such as chanting, Conga drums beating and the storyline flows perfectly leaving viewers to understand why certain things occurred in the movie. 


The film was directed by Ryan Coogler, who is known for other films such as 2015 hit Creed, which revolves around Apollo Creed's son Adonis Johnson in the Rocky film series.


He has also directed 2013 drama/crime film Fruitvale Station where a man tries to live a clean life with his girlfriend and daughter after being released from San Quentin Prison. In all the three movies Coogler has directed, Michael B. Jordan has starred in all three of them.


Black Panther succeeded in graphics, with everything looking realistic. That's a plus nowadays in action movies, great graphics.


From explosions to spacecraft flying around this amazing, fictional city, it was done extremely well.


Interestingly, this movie is the only second Marvel movie that has a superhero and his followers who are from a place outside of the United States. 


When you look at the audience and their emotions during the movie, they took me by surprise a bit.


When the film ended, they all stayed because every Marvel movie now includes an ending scene during the credits but in this film, there are two ending scene so, heads up everyone.


From start to finish, Black Panther didn't cease to amaze me, which is obviously a good thing. All of the actors and actresses portrayed their roles perfectly. 


The directors and producers outperformed their duties in every aspect of this film. Some people thought this would be an average movie considering Black Panther isn't that popular of a Marvel character yet but fortunately for Coogler, he made not only the character Black Panther a big star but also made the movie Black Panther a blockbuster for the ages. He got the job done and I applaud him for that.


All it takes is for you to believe in yourself, keep learning and using the formula for cinematic success and watch the impossible unfold. We all start from somewhere and Coogler struck pay dirt when he made this film. If you want to go see it, Cinemark 20 (formerly Tinseltown) has $5 movies all day every Tuesday. Happy viewing!

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