“[to T’Challa] You’re a good man with a good heart. And it’s hard for a good man to be king.” – King T’Chaka
Number of Times Seen – 2 (2 May 2018 and 10 Dec 2019)
Link to original review – Here
Brief Synopsis – The Prince of Wakanda must find a way to keep his country’s secrets hidden after ascending to the throne.
My Take on it – This is one of the big disappointments IMHO of the entire MCU.
They had so much potential with this character and this film wastes many of those opportunities.
The story feels as if it is being tacked on to the MCU instead of flowing well within the whole franchise.
The overall story of this film feels quite unoriginal and fails to feel fresh or unique in any way.
Many of the themes in this film have been used again and again in movie sin the past and despite this film having a superhero twist to it, it still feels very unoriginal in all that it does.
The movie is filled with some very unique and enjoyable characters but they all outshine the main character played by Chadwick Boseman who is meant to be the main focus of the film.
The powers and technological advances of Wakanda are shown really well and they make it completely understandable why their resources are so integral to both the MCU and to the various enemies trying to obtain them.
The story itself gets a bit too political for its own good and that hinders things more than helping which is quite a shame because it drags things down too far which takes away from making this film even more enjoyable.
Even after almost a year, I’m still a bit confused as to how this film garnered so many Oscar nominations including Best Picture since it is far from being among the best of the films in the MCU let along the best of 2018 overall.
Bottom Line – Somewhat mediocre addition to the MCU that feels as if it is tacked on instead of being a stand alone story. The overall story of the film feels a bit too unoriginal and has been dealt with numerous times in the past albeit without the superhero aspect of things. The film has some great character but unfortunately, they all outshine Boseman as the star which is a shame since this is meant to be HIS story. The powers and technology of Wakanda are shown quite well here it’s quite understandable why they are so integral to the MCU, but overall this film is a bit of a disappointment. The story gets a bit too political for its own good and that actually hurts things more than helps. I’m still scratching my head as to how this film managed to get so many Oscar nominations including Best Picture, because it is quite far from being the best film in the MCU, let along of 2018.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – To prepare for his role, Michael B. Jordan kept to himself while he was on set, reasoning that his character Killmonger is distant and in conflict with the other characters. (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy (6/10) (no change from original review)
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