Marvel’s Black Panther is a box office success.
The film features an all-star cast including Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira and Angela Bassett.
This film not only stands on its own merit with powerful performances and stunning visuals.
But speaks to the current social climate that we are living in today.
Some critics argue that the film is a “bulletproof blockbuster” and an antidote to Hollywood’s superhero sameness.
It has received rave reviews from The New York Times, Rolling Stone Magazine, Variety and Vox who have all praised it for its social commentary on topics such as racism, sexism, anti-colonialism and “black power.”
This article goes into some detail about how Black Panther stands out in this regard: As much as audiences may enjoy films like Spiderman Homecoming or Wonder Woman.
Because they’re fun escapism with tight plots set within imaginative worlds of superheroes battling aliens or monsters.
Films which provide viewers of any color with vicarious empowerment fantasies–Black Panther offers African Americans.