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"One Of Marvel's Most Intimate And Heartfelt": The First 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' Reactions Are Here
Following the world premiere of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, critics praised the long-awaited epic.
According to critics, upcoming Marvel Studios epic Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is better than the inaugural 2018 film. On Wednesday night (October 27), the film's cast and crew attended the Wakanda Forever world premiere at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles to grace the purple carpet and honor the late Chadwick Boseman.
“I got to have him in my life for the short time that I did,” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige told Variety about Boseman's impact. “More importantly, he did it at such a young age, such a body of work, that it will last forever. Generation after generation after generation will get to feel his presence.”
\u201cTonight we return to Wakanda.\n\nFollow along to see who joins us on the purple carpet for the world premiere of Marvel Studios\u2019 Black Panther: #WakandaForever.\u201d— Marvel Studios (@Marvel Studios) 1666839882
\u201cLong live Wakanda. \n\nMarvel Studios\u2019 Black Panther: #WakandaForever is only in theaters November 11. Get tickets now: https://t.co/EFulswwvnH\u201d— Marvel Studios (@Marvel Studios) 1666843920
The film was clearly just as emotional, with some critics praising Wakanda Forever for its heartfelt score – including two new songs from music icon Rihanna – and performances from notable cast members including Angela Bassett, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Danai Gurira, and Lupita N'yongo.
"Wakanda Forever will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions," film critic Wendy Lee Szany of The Movie Couple tweeted. "While Chadwick’s absence is felt, the cast’s performance is phenomenal. The journey and mourning each cast goes through is felt through the film."
\u201cWakanda Forever will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions. While Chadwick\u2019s absence is felt, the cast\u2019s performance is phenomenal. The journey and mourning each cast goes through is felt through the film. Tons of action! Namor is fantastic. #BlackPantherWakandaForever\u201d— Wendy Lee Szany (@Wendy Lee Szany) 1666848611
Others echoed Szany's sentiment, including Kevin Mcarthy of Good Day DC, and actress and script writer Dani Fernandez.
\u201cWAKANDA FOREVER is a beautifully cathartic tribute to the legacy of Chadwick Boseman. Reminds us of his monumental impact & that he's truly still here with us. Great performances from Gurira, Bassett, Wright & Thorne. Huerta was INCREDIBLE. Loved Rihanna's song & Ludwig's score.\u201d— Kevin McCarthy (@Kevin McCarthy) 1666846801
\u201cNo spoilers. Wakanda Forever had so many emotions!!! It was creepy and BRU-TAL in parts. Heartbreaking and beautiful. And the fight scenes were WILD. I\u2019m in awe of the care put into representing these cultures. \n#WakandaForever\u201d— Dani Fernandez (@Dani Fernandez) 1666849640
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever makes its theatrical debut on Friday, November 11. Read more reviews of the film below.
\u201cTakes real artistry to make something as huge & expansive as Wakanda Forever feel intimate and heartfelt. All hail the mighty Coogler. Loved it.\u201d— Rian Johnson (@Rian Johnson) 1666852756
\u201c#WakandaForever is phenomenal. Easily the best MCU project of Phase 4. I can not understate how masterful the score is from start to finish. There are no weak links in the cast, but I have to give a special shoutout to Angela Basset and Letitia Wright who really blew me away.\u201d— Jack McBryan (@Jack McBryan) 1666847117
\u201c#WakandaForever is a definitely a step down from the first film. It has great qualities in Letitia\u2019s performance, NAMOR & the action but there\u2019s a lot that just didn\u2019t sit right with me that I can\u2019t explain without getting into spoilers. I\u2019ll explain more once the film comes out.\u201d— Matt Ramos (@Matt Ramos) 1666854211
\u201cRihanna fans, rejoice! You're getting TWO new songs with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. They're called Lift Me Up and Born Again and they both play during the credits.\u201d— Lando (@Lando) 1666846800
\u201c#WakandaForever is fantastic! Coogler delivers a soulful, wondrous sequel that packs an emotional punch & effectively explores relevant world themes. A beautiful tribute to Boseman\u2019s legacy. Letitia & Tenoch are great, & the mid-credits scene is really moving. #BlackPanther\u201d— Fico (@Fico) 1666846822
\u201cI just left the Black Panther premiere. Wow. Just wow. What an amazing day!!! Also\u2026 the movie is insane! I\u2019ll be back in theaters opening weekend!! #WakandaForever #BlackPanther\u201d— Nina Parker (@Nina Parker) 1666852276
\u201cJust saw #WakandaForever and @rihanna \u2018s new song is \ud83d\udd25\ud83d\udd25\ud83d\udd25\u201d— James LaRosa (@James LaRosa) 1666849887
\u201cBlack Panther: Wakanda Forever feels like a war movie. It's emotional, heavy, intense & phenomenal. Namor is an incredible & powerful villain. #WakandaForever focuses on grief, loss, & vengeance. You aren't ready for the Marvel logo & mid credit. It honors Chadwick perfectly.\u201d— Tessa Smith - Mama's Geeky (@Tessa Smith - Mama's Geeky) 1666848616
\u201c#WakandaForever's bigger in scope and scale than #BlackPanther, but its story is also one of Marvel's most intimate and heartfelt. It's definitely a Comic Book Movie, but it\u2019s one that centers grief and the grieving process rather than superheroics and spectacle. Full review soon\u201d— Charles PM (@Charles PM) 1666846826