Confused - watching Black Panther movie and failing to see what's so great about it?

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  1. seamaster

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    I was expecting to be blown away by a great film from all the press and ratings, but so far it's just OK.

    What am I missing?
     
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    Well, it doesn’t have to be good. It’s about a black superhero. What more do you need?
     

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    The press and movie critics gave it good ratings or else they would have been labeled racists and lost thier jobs.
     
  4. seamaster

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    I'm suspecting this could be the case!
     
  5. Wizzz

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    It's a pretty good comic movie, like it very much.

    Politically, there's been lots of indian, cowboy, gay/lesbian, alien, european, asian movies. I'm glad black people got a black movie after all this time.
     
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  6. seamaster

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    That's not a reason to rate it higher. I'm feeling let down by the ratings on this one!
     
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    I liked it. A slightly above average comic based movie. Better than pretty much anything in the DC Universe.
     
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    I didn’t care for it much either.
     
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    Ya Indian movies
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    I liked it. Good story. Well acted. Some pretty cool scifi stuff. I know nothing of the comic book.



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    Yeah, that. And a movie based on a Google image search of 'Horrifying Pictures Of The Liberian Civil War' could never get rated less than XXX.

    Wakanda succeeds briliantly by protecting its people, its borders, its resources, and its intellectual property; and makes it plain to those who object to such things, that they should feel free to go **** themselves.

    'Merica!
     
  12. Lunch Meat

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    You need to check your white privilege
     
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    Wasn't there a thread in here a while back about being a racist if I don't watch this movie?

    I have not watched this movie and likely never will. Don't consider myself a racist, but don't tell me what to do.
     
  14. seamaster

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    You're assuming I'm white!

    Rating a movie higher because it's mainly a black actor's film does the opposite. Giving unequal credit because of race, is racist!
     
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    Doesn't matter based on the last marvel movie.
     
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    For the multitudes who march like mindless, programmed zombies to the cry, “RESIST!”, the words Black Panther is an iconic reminder of a time when organized, militant, Black Revolutionary Dissidents actively fought against the establishment. It is this spirit that the movie resurrects by virtue of the idea and menace evoked by its namesake.


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    If you don't think war rhinos are worth the price of admission, I don't think anyone could explain what you're missing.
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    The ending made little sense. Actually much of the movie made little sense. Might makes you king? If you can beat up current King you can do anything you want.
     
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    I thought it was just ‘okay’.

    Loved Ulysses Claw.

    Loved the mountain tribe leader.

    Love Chadwick Boseman (ever since he played James Brown).


    Michael B. Jordan did a great job.

    Couldn’t stand the Phantom Menace level CGI in some parts (town market), the too much higher level of tech made it feel like an alien planet rather than earth. Panther’s sister’s hand cannons shaped like
    panthers looked like something out of Voltron or He-Man, the stupid STUPID decision to have the most highly advanced civilization in earth use spears and shields to fight - I don’t care that the spears shot bolts.
     
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    I saw enough of the character in the cival war movie. All of them have been pretty boring to me so far

    He's Cat Woman with an accent.

    Scratch scratch meooooow!