“An Emotionally Powerful And Cathartic Cinematic Journey:” Here’s What Critics Are Saying About ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’

Jaelani Turner-Williams Jaelani Turner-Williams is a contributing news writer for Okayplayer with…
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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.

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.

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.”

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.

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