Muscular Intensity meets Exhilaration in Marvel’s The Black Panther
by Alyssa Smith
The Black Panther was released to theaters on February 16. It was a thrilling new Marvel movie that has been the only movie since Avatar to top the box office for five straight weeks in a row.
“It was such an amazing movie,” said Rockwell sophomore Felicia Jacquez. “Everyone should go see it.”
Critics enjoyed this movie and thought it was very well-done.
“Like Taika Waititi before him, Ryan Coogler gives the Marvel template a bold auteurist twist with an African extravaganza,” said critic Jimi Famurewa. “It packs a muscular intensity and challenges as much as it exhilarates.”
Although Rotten Tomatoes gives this film a high 97%, a few people disagree with the majority vote.
“The film spirals into a stodgy tale of internecine feuding, in which T’Challa is required to come to terms with the sins of past generations,” said Ed Power, a critic from the Irish Independent. “What he doesn’t get to do much of is jump around beating up bad guys. That’s a shame.”
Go see The Black Panther, now in theaters, and let Marshal Magazine know what you think of the film.