‘Black Panther’ gets superhero reception from critics

Cast members Brown and Jordan attend the premiere of
FILE PHOTO: Cast members Sterling K. Brown (L) and Michael B. Jordan attend the premiere of "Black Panther" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 29, 2018. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

February 8, 2018

(In Feb. 6 item, corrects black Marvel superhero movies description in first paragraph)

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Black Panther,” the new black Marvel superhero movie, won rave reviews on Tuesday with critics praising both its adventure and its portrayal of a majestic Africa.

Directed by Ryan Coogler and featuring a predominantly black cast including Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o and Angela Bassett, “Black Panther” was hailed by the Daily Beast as “a love letter to every black person” and “a correction for years of diversity neglect” by Rolling Stone.

The Disney movie, opening worldwide next week, tells the story of T’Challa, the newly crowned king of the fictional, technologically advanced African nation Wakanda, who is challenged from factions within his own country.

The movie arrives after years of criticism about the under representation of actors and filmmakers of color in Hollywood, including the #OscarsSoWhite campaign that prompted the Academy of Motion Pictures to increase diversity in its predominantly while, male membership.

It got a rare 100 percent rating from review aggregator RottenTomatoes.com and analysts expect it to bring in some $150 million at the North American box office on its opening weekend.

The New York Times said the film “creates wonder with great flair and feeling” while having a story that “has far more going for it than branding.”

Entertainment Weekly said the movie’s “nuanced celebration of pride and identity and personal responsibility” was the movie’s “own true superpower.”

IndieWire called it “the best Marvel movie so far, by far.”

USA Today said that along with the fantastical elements of the film and its James Bond-style spycraft, “Black Panther” was extremely grounded “dealing with the consequences of age-old colonialism and exploring isolation at a time when actual countries are building borders rather than breaking them down.”

Business Insider said that “Black Panther” arrived at a perfect time. “Like ‘Wonder Woman’ last year, ‘Black Panther’ is a project that fans have been waiting decades to see. And just like ‘Wonder Woman,’ it was worth the wait.”

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Sandra Maler)

52 Comments on "‘Black Panther’ gets superhero reception from critics"

  1. One more pile of PC crap out of hollyweird.

  2. Mark Steiner | February 7, 2018 at 5:09 pm |

    Looking at the clips, I can tell right away this is a very racist film! If most of the roles were reversed, the progressives would riot, burn and loot!! lol

  3. landy fincannon | February 7, 2018 at 12:21 pm |

    Women and minorities are all the rage now.

  4. Right you are,just ask the Romans,never got out of the dungheap they mired themselves in.

  5. Varangian Guard | February 7, 2018 at 11:43 am |

    DC beat them to the punch a LONG time ago.

  6. USA Today’s line about….”when actual countries are building borders….” is so absurd. Just STFU

    • Mark Steiner | February 7, 2018 at 5:14 pm |

      Yeah, I looked at that article. And I’m wondering…and this is suppose to make me do…what? Not vote for Trump anymore? Nada. I still vote for Trump. And we will get the gaps closed as soon as possible, don’t worry about that, USA Today.

  7. Since I won’t see the stupid thing I will always wonder if there was a “TOKEN” White in the movie….hee-hee

  8. WrathMaster | February 7, 2018 at 9:57 am |

    No thanks.

  9. It would be nice if I could trust the reviewers of the media to critique the movie based on quality instead of race. Yup … sure would be nice.

  10. ...remain calm and return fire | February 7, 2018 at 9:01 am |

    they already have black super heroes….they’re called Pimps….

  11. Jarhead0311 | February 7, 2018 at 8:44 am |

    2-1 Obama is considering a plan to takeover Detroit and rename it Wakanda.

  12. a tingling sensation went up dreamer chris matthews’s leg

  13. the new obama for the frustrated lib-fantasy dwellers

  14. 101st Screaming Eagle | February 7, 2018 at 7:53 am |

    Marvel looks like they have joined the force to fund terrorist organizations, and should be named as such.

  15. ...remain calm and return fire | February 7, 2018 at 6:58 am |

    “Spear Chucker” would be a better name…

  16. Of course it got rave reviews….

    • Mark Steiner | February 7, 2018 at 5:21 pm |

      Yeah, it sure is nice to see progressives patting themselves on the back and each other’s racist…I mean progressive back.

  17. Charles Engelbracht | February 7, 2018 at 5:42 am |

    Wont be watching..they could have chosen a better name..like one that is not associated with a terrorist organization..

  18. more example of perfect racism….but this time instead of whites, it is the black that are being diversive. Sorry you dumbasses, how does a comic book character represent black culture…especially when white guys invented him…go figure that one out diversive/racist idiots.

  19. ...remain calm and return fire | February 7, 2018 at 2:30 am |

    They don’t have the balls to say otherwise.

  20. Would you expect anything less? Today if you are black you are above the law and movies and commercials make you superior to the White man. Most of your families are biracial and every black family has a father. All blacks are superior and all whites are stupid, but only in Hollywood.

    • hollywood and its product = fantasy land and there’s no way out for those incapable of thinking or facing reality

    • Black Surgeon General Eldridge (a Flunky of Clinton’s) said 75% of the Blacks DON’T have a father……….that they know of that is.
      Wonder what that means……….zipper malfunction? hm,,,,,,,,,,,

    • Mark Steiner | February 7, 2018 at 1:59 pm |

      Which is why I stopped going to the movies.

  21. randal varry | February 6, 2018 at 7:32 pm |

    if they were to say anything negative it would be racist

  22. Mitrofan Poluportjankin | February 6, 2018 at 6:39 pm |

    first affirmative action superhero

    • Eh his character was fun in Captain America: Civil War. I’m looking forward to this.

      • 101st Screaming Eagle | February 7, 2018 at 7:56 am |

        boy have you been suckered, want to buy a bridge?

        • By enjoying a Marvel superhero film?

          • Jarhead0311 | February 7, 2018 at 8:41 am |

            When you leave the theater, and want to protest cops and pay reparations to people who’ve never been slaves, remember this thread.

          • I sincerely hope you’re a case of false valor; I’d be mortified to have served in the same military as you. What a deluded, lost mind.

          • Jarhead0311 | February 7, 2018 at 9:42 am |

            Don’t worry. You didn’t serve in the same military as me.

          • Yes, because you’re a fake.

          • Jarhead0311 | February 7, 2018 at 2:44 pm |

            Uh huh…That’s your best response. When I served they didn’t let trannies play soldier so you must’ve served after me.

          • Ya I call BS. You’re a nobody masquerading as an honored veteran.

            Done with you, you nobody,

          • Mark Steiner | February 7, 2018 at 4:59 pm |

            ScottBytes (the name fits! lol) is a typical liberal using name calling of someone (and some things) he knows nothing about as his only resort…which is: desperate baiting.

          • I think if you tried to divide the squad it would be you that would be point all the time.The team is only as strong as the weakest link.

          • Anyone as ugly and ignorant as the original poster IS the weakest link.

          • Mark Steiner | February 7, 2018 at 1:34 pm |

            Wait a minute, you’re the original poster on this particular thread!! LOL

          • ScottBytes is trying to pull a quick one over on you.

          • Mark Steiner | February 7, 2018 at 1:38 pm |

            Yep. That shows since he immediately started the usual “progressively downward” name calling in place of (an) intelligent answer(s).

  23. Where else have I heard of Black Panthers

    • Jarhead0311 | February 7, 2018 at 8:42 am |

      They’re animals, that run loose in the wild and prey on lesser creatures. They’re are also some that are big cats and live in the jungle.

    • Years ago in Michigan there was one on the loose (panther) that made the newspapers from time to time………..Then someone shot it and that was the END……..
      Guess there’s a message in that story…………

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