{Vemödalen} Black Panther

director: Ryan Coogler

writers: Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby

cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Sterling K Brown, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis, Florence Kasumba, John Kani, Atandwa Kani

I really enjoyed this movie. To be honest, I could be biased towards the MCU movies since there's only been one that I haven't really enjoyed. I just really enjoy the fact that superheroes are making it big in movie format - superheroes other than Batman and Superman. I also really enjoy the fact that someone in charge finally decided to stop rehashing the same character types and branch out a little. Because comic book superheroes are vast in their variety in every category you can have variety in, and I'm still in love with comic books (even though they make me angry more nowadays), and I love to see people get excited about these characters that I love. Especially kids because that's when I discovered comics and when I needed these characters, and I want them to be a comfort and inspiration to others like they were for me.

They still are, let's be honest. I haven't grown up at all.

So, what I really enjoyed was Shuri. She was just fantastic and I want her in her own MCU movie. The character was great and the act was perfect. I love her. I also really enjoyed M'Baku and how they took a fairly problematic character from the pages and fleshed him out in a likable way. Every character interested me and I wanted to know more about them. What really surprised me was how I cried when Killmonger died, and it wasn't because they killed off another villain that they didn't really need to right away (in my opinion).

Killmonger was the character I most identified with in the movie. I've had that anger where I had the hyper focus of making someone pay, doesn't matter who. And I didn't think he was completely wrong in some of the stuff he was saying. I guess him dying made me sad because I feel like that's where I was heading before the TBI, and I really wanted him to not necessarily be saved but to live in a "I'll get you next time, Gadget" kind of way. Obviously, not as cartoony or cheesy as I just made that sound. I just didn't want him to die even though I knew, and he probably knew, that's the way he was always going to go.