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At the Movies: “Black Panther”


We went to the show yesterday, and out of the nine choices we had, the only one that met our criteria for watching was “Black Panther”.

The basic plot of this film is the king of Wakanda, T’Challa, rises to the throne of the technologically advanced, yet isolated, country. However, his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider who was a childhood victim of T’Challa’s father’s grievous error.

The story was alright, but it was the cinematography and costumes that impressed me the most. The way this was filmed was creative, and naturally, there is a lot of computer-generated graphics. But it all worked for me.

The costumes are colorful and creative with an Afro-centric feel. The citizens of Wakanda are, in fact, former members of five different tribes, so they continue to dress in their former native cultures. That gives a feeling the “one composed of many” theme. Think E Pluribus Unum.

There are scenes in “Black Panther” that are obvious rip offs of “Star Wars.” Specifically, there are scenes where a spaceship zigs and zags hither and yon between high mountain sides and through cities. In one scene, the pilot plays just another version of Harrison Ford’s Han Solo. It’s that obvious.

What is another plus for this movie, is that there is very, very little bad language, which could have been left out anyway.

Overall, this is a good movie to spend a couple hours with a comic book superhero on the silver screen, bigger than life.

Now, if I can only stop thinking they were talking about Wauconda, Illinois in the movie.  Wakanda and Wauconda are pronounced the same.

©Susan Marie Molloy and all works within.


Author: Susan Marie Molloy

Hi, and welcome to my blog. I am a published writer, poet, photographer, freelance editor, artist, and career analyst. Growing up in a bilingual family helped me foster my love of languages. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science, a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, and Master of Arts in History. My short stories, poetry, and photographs have been published in the Emerald Coast Review (18th and 19th editions), newspapers, and in many other publications. I enjoy Pre-Code films, photography, music, travelling, history, reading, and living each day to the fullest in The Oasis. My publications include Engaged (an anthology of my poems), The Crowd of Turin, God of the Sea: A Short Book of Poetry by the Seashore, Grapes Suzette and Other Poetic Epicurean Delights, Gallery Night, Indigo Fantasy, The Green Gloves, Puppy Love, Supreme Theater, and others. I am currently working on an anthology of my short stories, including a roman à clef tale, and am in collaboration with another artist in writing a novel. My books are available through Amazon. Check them out. Buy them. Read them. Send me your thoughts. I look forward to hearing from you.

4 thoughts on “At the Movies: “Black Panther”

  1. There was great cinematography in this film for sure……….

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  2. Glad you enjoyed it the main actor in it was on Graham Norton and he sold it to me 🙂

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