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SloanePeterson Fri 16-Feb-18 11:38:23

Anyone seen it yet? We went last night and it was packed. I tend to go along with Dh to Marvel films out of a sense of duty but tbh I do always enjoy them. I thought it was amazing, still thinking about it today.

dimsum123 Fri 16-Feb-18 11:43:35

Yes agree, it was amazing any has left a lasting impression on me. I normally don't go to cinema, certainly not for a Marvel film, but this was so much more than that. Extremely thought provoking.

GooodMythicalMorning Fri 16-Feb-18 11:45:27

It was ok. Another version of the lion king really

BelfastBloke Fri 16-Feb-18 23:25:14

(Nicked from the internet):

'The only two white actors in Black Panther are Andy Serkis, who played Gollum, and Martin Freeman, who played Bilbo Baggins.

They're the tolkien white guys.'

Somerville Fri 16-Feb-18 23:31:52

Tolkien white guys grin

I was there under sufferance (don't really like the cinema) but very much enjoyed it. Kids loved it.

theloniousmonk Sat 17-Feb-18 22:00:11

Did everyone stay until the very last second of the film? Lots of people missed the end of the film! It was a pretty good film.

notacooldad Sat 17-Feb-18 22:02:54

I went with two teenage lads ( not my own) because I had to. I was prepared to have a nap or something. I ended up really enjoying it.
We stayed until the very last bit!

TeaforTiger Sat 17-Feb-18 23:12:34

Great film! Can't wait for my own DC to be old enough to watch it and have some black heroes to look up to!

Loved it, loved it!

NurseButtercup Sun 18-Feb-18 00:00:17

Loved it, if I get time I'm going to watch it again. I especially loved how they portray the women as intelligent, equal in battle, respected and peacemakers. I was really impressed with the costumes. I'm going to stop because I'm in danger of gushing grin

YouCantBeSirius Sun 18-Feb-18 00:06:24

I went last night with DP to see it. Both really enjoyed it, dp always insists on staying for the last bit in any marvel film.

TeaforTiger Sun 18-Feb-18 08:01:08

The woman in particular were incredible!

Bonnemaman69 Sun 18-Feb-18 08:59:18

Hi, is Black Panther suitable for a 9 and 10 year old boys? Our youngest is a bit sensitive but keen, I’ve watched the trailers but could do with mums’ thoughts!!smile

10thingsIhateAboutTheDailyMail Sun 18-Feb-18 09:02:00

Bonnemaman, have you checked common sense media? It is very good for reviews/age ratings by parents (and kids,themselves) on games and movies!

DevilsDoorbell Sun 18-Feb-18 09:05:33

Loved it. Great film. Great action, humour and cast. Loved the strong women and good to see black men and women in positive roles not stereotyped. Looking forward to the next one

areyoubeingserviced Sun 18-Feb-18 19:31:14

Watched it last night. Great film
Make sure you stay unil after the credits

PlectrumElectrum Sun 18-Feb-18 23:43:15

Saw it earlier & absolutely loved it. The women were awesome. Just amazing. Love love loved it starstarstarstarstar

PerfectlyDone Sun 18-Feb-18 23:45:23

DS(15) did not rate it - "not Marvel's best". Scathing from a teenager grin
Clearly the cultural significance of strong women and black heroes meant nuffin' to him...

MsJolly Sun 18-Feb-18 23:49:21

Saw it today and loved it-a very powerful message or two in there.
To PP above, I took my 11 & 9 year olds and the LOVED it!
But the kids wouldn't let me stay till the last minute! 😱😱😱 What happened?

NavyGold Mon 19-Feb-18 03:51:17

I saw it last week and I'm planning to go and see it again, absolutely loved it!
It was very well done, so many different layers to it. I'm taking my daughter to see it too. She's 6 but I feel like it's suitable for younger kids as even though there is some violence, it's not over the top and gory.

nooka Mon 19-Feb-18 04:12:36

We went to see it yesterday and were pretty disappointed. Great design and music but thin characters and we thought Wakunda made very little sense. Plus it felt very much about black America and not Africa centric at all (especially the final bit). In particular we thought it made zero sense for a technologically advanced nation to use hand to hand combat to determine succession in an absolute monarchy. The problem that then occurred (being careful not to give any spoilers) was entirely predictable and totally avoidable.

On balance it was enjoyable enough but nothing special, how it got 97% on Rotten Tomato is beyond me, critics rating have become completely unreliable. I'd not rate it as one of the better Marvel movies although it makes up a bit for the white washing in Dr Strange (which is the only Marvel we've not seen and will not be seeing). I do however hope it is successful and leads to more black actors in lead roles.

placebobebo Mon 19-Feb-18 17:55:41

It doesn't make up for any white washing at all. It just reinforced every mainstream negative stereotype about black people there is. From the angry urban black man, to the noble savage who just happens to have technology (that was granted not via hard work but by the fluke of being in the vicinity of a special metal. Subtle finger wagging there about black folks getting above themselves).Even the few positive messages there were were subtly warped.
Without going into spoilers, don't even get me started on some of the things they decided to armour plate. Disney also couldn't resist with the snickering behind their hands references to and self promotion of the Lion King, subtle yet face palming.

GooodMythicalMorning Mon 19-Feb-18 18:05:12


sakura06 Mon 19-Feb-18 20:31:13

I enjoyed it, but was ever so slightly disappointed. It was fun and enjoyable, but didn't blow me away like I thought it would.

The female characters were all amazing though and I think I would have preferred a film about any of the main female characters: Shuri, Nakia or Okoye. T'challa is just a bit too nice (a fantastic trait in real life, but maybe not so engrossing for a main character in a film).

nooka Mon 19-Feb-18 20:39:11

I'd be really interested in an analysis along those lines (after spoilers cease to be an issue). I just know that a lot of it made me very uncomfortable. However as I'm white I'm almost certainly going to be a lot less sensitive to the nuances (I can see issues I feel concerned about as a feminist woman much more easily because I'm attuned to them). Re the white washing I guess I was just thinking that making and promoting a film with multiple decent roles for black people made up in some way for removing a non white character from another film from the same stable. Unlike Wonder Woman from DC they also spent a decent amount of money on both production and promotion which is something too.

Davros Fri 23-Feb-18 00:32:16

msjolly all Marvel films have a scene inserted in the middle of the credits and another right at the end. We saw it tonight. I enjoyed it but wasn't sure whether to feel uncomfortable about some of the African imagery etc. There were a lot of roles for black actors and especially women which is good. There were a lot of black people in the cinema who all really seemed to enjoy it so maybe I should put aside my white middle class hang ups?!

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