Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Review

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is the sequel film where two worlds collide.

The unexpected and heartbreaking death of Chadwick Boseman SHOULD have derailed the Black Panther sequel.

Yet, Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole did the impossible by crafting something that would’ve made Chadwick proud.

In Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the loss of T’Challa weighs heavy on Queen Ramonda and Shuri.

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Shuri is a character that has grown jaded—and much like Tony Stark—invests heavily into her technology as a form of therapy.

Angela Bassett and Letitia Wright convey passion and emotion in their powerful performances.

Wakanda Forever introduces the brand-new underwater nation of Talokan (formerly Atlantis) and its protector, Namor.

Tenoch Huerta plays him as an honorable and confident man that teeters on the a-hole side—just like Namor in the comics.

While seeing Namor and Talokan on-screen was an experience, the place doesn’t feel as developed as it should be. 

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is a worthy follow-up to Black Panther. Although the loss of Chadwick Boseman is enormous, it’s not the end-all-be-all of the franchise.

It’s a much-needed therapy session—for the cast, crew, and audiences alike. Nonetheless, Chadwick Boseman would be proud of the effort put forth by everyone involved.

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