Black Panther Review: Kinda, but Not Really
The time has come for the blackity black blackiest movie of the year, Black Panther, to drop. From what I’ve been reading on the interwebs, it’s super bomb and has already broken all the records. Can you hear that? It’s the cries from the other Marvel girls. Grab a mug and fill it with their tears. I digress. At this point, I am certain among the few that have yet to see Black Panther, let’s not dwell on it. Though I’ve been able to avoid spoilers thus far, I can tell I’m going to completely get my life from this movie. Here’s what I gathered about Black Panther from the culture:
1. Wakanda forever: Everyone is ready to purchase a one-way ticket and charter a flight to the majestic motherland of Wakanda, but alas, it does not exist.
2. Bring out the dashikis and Africa-inspired makeup: I don’t believe I’ve ever seen so much Black Pride in my life and I love it. I’m sure the Africans are annoyed by American black folks, but hey, we don’t know where we’re from so let us enjoy this!
3. Shuri is the Disney princess we all hoped and dreamed for: From my understanding, she’s uber intelligent, witty, and resourceful. Sign me up!
4. So much to quote: I try to graze over the memes and statues when they come across my timeline but it appears Black Panther has all the quoteables and I’m looking forward to adding a couple to my collection.
5. So much blackness: Obvi all the blackness and melanin is enough to have everyone come to the yard. I’m anticipating to get my edges snatched by Auntie Angela, Michael Bae Jordan, Danai, Lupita, and err body else.
Listen, even if the movie turns out to be terrible, the culture will still stan.
UPDATE 3/1/18: I have now seen Black Panther and it was E.VER.Y.THING!