Black Panther tops Marvel films


“Black Panther” is the first Marvel production to have its opening weekend box office exceed its production cost. The film’s main setting, Wakanda, gets its name from the Wakamba tribe of Kenya. Visually speaking, Wakanda is based off of two waterfalls: the Iguaza Falls in South America and the Victoria Falls in Africa.

Black Panther is the latest in the continuous stream of Marvel movies that have been breaking records. The film has one of the highest Rotten Tomato scores of all Marvel movies at 97% and hit the 21st highest grossing movie of all time after being in theaters for only a few weeks. Black Panther goes above and beyond any other Marvel movie that has been produced so far.

Released into theaters on February 16, Black Panther picks up just after the events taking place in Captain America: Civil War, where the King of Wakanda, King T’Chaka, was killed in a bombing at the UN. Prince T’Challa(Chadwick Boseman) returns home to his country of Wakanda. To the outside world, Wakanda is a poor third world country, but they are actually a secret technological marvel due to a rare metal known as Vibranium found only in Wakanda. T’Challa becomes king and the Black Panther, the protector of Wakanda. As the Black Panther, it is his duty to defend Wakanda from all outside threats. When an old enemy pops back up, T’Challa and his team attempt to capture him, but are unsuccessful. Another member of the royal family captures him and challenges T’Challa for the throne. T’Challa must now find the strength to defeat his cousin who has seized control of the government and is attempting to start a worldwide revolution using Wakanda’s advanced technology.

Despite it only being a couple months into 2018, Black Panther has become the movie of the year. It has been deemed a work that shakes the filmmaking industry. To me, this is the best Marvel movie yet. If you haven’t seen Black Panther yet, be sure to check it out. This newest Marvel film is a must see.