The wait is over! Fans of the Black Panther franchise will not be disappointed after watching the 2 and a half hour sequel. The first scenes show a frantic Shuri (Letitia Wright) trying desperately to save her brother King T’Challa from a mysterious disease. The Queen Mother (played by the audacious Angela Basset) enters the lab and tells her daughter that the king has joined his ancestors. A festive wake follows but younger sister Shuri is finding it hard to accept her brother’s untimely demise.
The story progresses and the audience is introduced to a new villain called Namor (child without love played convincingly by Tenoch Huerta Mejia) who is also the king of the seas. His supermutant powers rival the best of the Marvel heroes and soon Wakanda finds itself in a serious bind. Thinking that vibranium can only be found within the kingdom of Wakanda, a new invention by a black American college student proves otherwise. A war is imminent unless Namor’s war plans against the land dwellers are thwarted.
Together with allies old and new – War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) –will the Wakandans be able to fight for the survival of their people?
The script is laudable as it honors the memory of the late great Chad Boseman — the only true Black Panther in my book. The actions scenes are made more outstanding by fantastic CGI. And the villain is someone that someone that brings a frenzied excitement to the story.
Essentially, Black Panther 2 is a story about love: sibling love, mother’s love, love of country and after much strife, hope.
Directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige and Nate Moore. Catch the movie now in cinemas near you!
With a pocketful of glitter,