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"An Emotionally Powerful And Cathartic Cinematic Journey:" Here's What Critics Are Saying About 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever'
The embargo has lifted on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and critics are raving about new Marvel Studios film.
The theatrical release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is days away and critics are giving powerful reactions to the new Marvel Studios film. Over the weekend, the Wakanda Forever cast wrapped up their final press screenings with movie premiere goers commending the film as a heartfelt tribute to Chadwick Boseman. The Ryan Coogler-directed film currently has a 93% 'Fresh' rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
\u201cThis one\u2019s for the culture \ud83d\udc51\n\nCheck out photos from the African Premiere of Marvel Studios\u2019 Black Panther: #WakandaForever. See the movie only in theaters this Friday! \nGet tickets now: https://t.co/ACmjU3QDRU\u201d— Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (@Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) 1667788116
\u201c#WakandaForever\u201d— Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (@Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) 1667788116
Ryan Scarnato of Heroic Hollywood says that there's "never been a CBM" like Wakanda Forever.
"Really strong performances all around too. Namor's motivations were a little weak and I felt the runtime, but it's still towards the top of Phase 4 for me," Scarnato tweeted.
\u201c#BlackPantherWakandaForever is a powerful film and a great tribute to Chadwick Boseman. There's never been a CBM like it. Really strong performances all around too. Namor's motivations were a little weak and I felt the runtime, but it's still towards the top of Phase 4 for me.\u201d— Ryden (@Ryden) 1666846805
Although Scarnato wasn't completely sold on Namor, Sean O'Connell of Cinema Blend called the anti-hero a "force."
"Ryan Coogler's Black Panther: WakandaForever, above all else, is cathartic," O'Connell tweeted. "An emotional movie about loss, legacy and healing. The story is intimate, but vast with global power struggles and palace intrigue. Tenoch Huerta's Namor is a FORCE, better than I hoped. So much to discuss."
\u201cRyan Coogler's #BlackPantherWakandaForever, above all else, is cathartic. An emotional movie about loss, legacy and healing. The story is intimate, but vast with global power struggles and palace intrigue. Tenoch Huerta's Namor is a FORCE, better than I hoped. So much to discuss.\u201d— Sean O'Connell (@Sean O'Connell) 1666846801
Richard Whittaker of the Austin Chronicle commended Wakanda Forever as the cathartic feature in the MCU.
"The interpersonal storylines, the tackling of the connections between grief and rage and flight, are some of the deepest and most nuanced in the franchise's history, as is the underlying narrative of two powerful nations heading to a needless conflict in the fog of war," he wrote.
While declaring that Marvel saved "the best for last," David Gonzalez of Reel Talk Inc. called Wakanda Forever "an emotionally powerful and cathartic cinematic journey of loss, grief, and moving forward."
Read what other movie critics have to say about Wakanda Forever below.
\u201c#WakandaForever's going to break a lot of hearts, lift a lot of spirits, and remind everyone what made the first #BlackPanther such a cinematic triumph. \n\nChadwick may be gone, but he's very much a part of this film's essence in a way that's really, really beautiful. My review:\u201d— Charles PM (@Charles PM) 1667926876
\u201cThe Black Panther sequel #WakandaForever was extremely respectful & aware.\n\nIt\u2019s a beautiful story & for what it\u2019s worth, I think they made Chadwick Boseman proud.\n\nWhat an emotional rollercoaster & I\u2019m happy to not feel an ounce of disappointment.\n\n#BlackPanther @theblackpanther\u201d— Roxy Striar (@Roxy Striar) 1667891194
\u201cWhat Ryan Coogler accomplishes w/ #WakandaForever is astonishing, imo. Aside from the pressure of delivering a sequel to #BlackPanther, itself a global phenomenon, he had to do so while he & his cast & crew were mourning the loss of star Chadwick Boseman\nhttps://t.co/JM8uvQCZC1\u201d— Erik Davis (@Erik Davis) 1667922519
\u201c#BlackPanther #WakandaForever contributes different stakes to the MCU that feel fresh and exciting. Angela Bassett is magnificent. Killer soundtrack. Highly cathartic and respectful to Chadwick Boseman\u2019s memory and the impact he made on the world.\u201d— Jeff Nelson (@Jeff Nelson) 1667886760
\u201c#BlackPanther has so much swagger. Wright fulfills leading woman shoes w/ ease, Bassett crushes, but Huerta\u2019s Namor is my rockstar. Brilliant use of music / costumes too. And shoutout MCU Boston! Criticisms are minuscule - this is the theatrical course correction Phase 4 needed.\u201d— Liam (@Liam) 1667880208
\u201cBlack Panther: #WakandaForever is a masterclass in superhero storytelling.\n\nEmotionally rich and technically brilliant, Ryan Coogler\u2019s directing hand is felt throughout. Tenoch Huerta is an absolute standout as Namor.\n\nChadwick Boseman\u2019s legacy is honored well. My review tomorrow\u201d— Sheraz Farooqi (@Sheraz Farooqi) 1667876643