‘Black Panther’, the latest creation of Marvel Cinematic Universe, had its world premiere in Los Angeles on Monday night and if early reactions give us some clue, the critics absolutely loved it.
Audiences waiting for the Black Panther Premier got their wish on Monday night inside the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Since Marvel has banned any full reviews of the movie till February 6, fans were eager to listen what the critics had to say about the Premier.
Starring Chadwick Boseman alongside Michael B Jordan, Letitia Wright and Danai Gurira, the film was made under the watchful eyes of veteran director Ryan Coogler. And if critics are to be believed, this film guarantees to be a treat for the cinemagoers.
Here are some of the reactions:
First up is Jen Yamato from the Los Angeles times who calls the movie “incredible, kinetic, and purposeful’’. She further calls it a ‘’superhero movie’’, one which tells people why ‘’representation and identity matters.
BLACK PANTHER is incredible, kinetic, purposeful. A superhero movie about why representation & identity matters, and how tragic it is when those things are denied to people. The 1st MCU movie about something real; Michael B. Jordan’s Killmonger had me weeping and he’s the VILLAIN
— jen yamato (@jenyamato) January 30, 2018
Next is Natasha Alford from The Gio who states that she felt ‘’incredible pride’’ at every turn and finishes up with calling the movie a ‘’real accomplishment’’.
If you don’t understand the power of representation, imagine growing up never seeing a superhero who looks like you. When American Girl dolls came out I always picked Addy who had to escape slavery. But now kids have #BlackPanther’s Nakia, Shuri and Okoye. Dope on many levels.
— Natasha S. Alford (@NatashaSAlford) January 30, 2018
From the Entertainment Weekly, ReBecca Theodore was there to see the Premier and as you might see from her tweets, she was visibly impressed with the direction of Ryan Coogler.
— FilmFatale_NYC 🇭🇹 🇩🇴 🇺🇸 (@FilmFatale_NYC) January 30, 2018
If that wasn’t praiseworthy enough, Geeks of Color went one step ahead and calling Black Panther as the ‘’best movie ever’’, before labeling it as the ‘’best Marvel Movie to date’’.
Black Panther is the best MCU movie ever. I was blown away from start to finish and I’m not even being biased. This was by far the best marvel movie to date. Thank you, Ryan Coogler! #BlackPanther pic.twitter.com/8Qh0hlOYAb
— Geeks of Color (@GeeksOfColor) January 30, 2018
Representing Collider was Steven Weintraub who tweeted of being ‘’very impressed with the story’’, and that Michael B. Jordan was the best villain ‘’since Loki’’.
#marvel does it again with 'Black Panther'. Very impressed with the story and filmmaking. @michaelb4jordan absolutely kills it as the villain and is the best one since Loki. Also @DanaiGurira kicks so much ass and I loved every second of it. Going to make serious $. pic.twitter.com/YBrg2x3Nnz
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) January 30, 2018
From Mashable, Angie J. Han told her Twitter followers that she ‘’never wanted this movie to end’’. Furthermore, she credited the film of having ‘’solid action, smart story and tons of personality’’
#BlackPanther: I never wanted this movie to end, and as soon as it did I wanted to go back. Solid action, smart story, tons of personality. Shuri is my new fave, Nakia is everything, Killmonger is incredible, T'Challa deserves to rule the MCU. Coogler has done it again. 💜🖤💙 pic.twitter.com/t9gG3DLuCL
— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) January 30, 2018
Finally, Kyle Buchanan of Vulture/New York Magazine called Letitia Wright as the “MVP of Black Panther’’.
Following the lead of Kyle Buchanan was Erik Davis of Fandango who called Black Panther as the “James Bond of Marvel Cinematic Universe”.
#BlackPanther is exceptional – the James Bond of the MCU. You've seen nothing like this in a superhero movie – it's bold, beautiful & intense, but there's a depth & spiritualness that is unlike anything Marvel has ever done. It's 100% African & it is dope af. pic.twitter.com/Z77IjnIjf2
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) January 30, 2018
Brian Truitt from USA Today called Black Panther as ‘’simply awesome’’ and that it is one of “Top 5 all-time Marvel Movie’’.
#BlackPanther is simply awesome. Extremely bold and as touching as it is thrilling, it boasts GOT-style intrigue, crazy innovative action and a deep bench of memorable characters. Top 5 all-time Marvel movie, easy. More later. pic.twitter.com/mmz8Nuf1sy
— Brian Truitt (@briantruitt) January 30, 2018