Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Review
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was a must to be a sequel to the cultural juggernaut that was an announcement of future MCU adventures as well as the final goodbye of the beloved. There are moments when the battle to balance these obligations blurs the main focus of the film however, the nuanced and committed performances by the returning cast remain in the right place when it matters. Tenoch Huerta Mejia's Namor is a powerful counterpoint to Shuri and her beliefs and grieving process. Likewise, his nation of Talokan receives an in-depth (if unfocused) background to support this film's theme of colonialism. Ryan Coogler's works as director/co-writer are at their best as Wakanda Forever is in conversation with the death of T'Challa the character of Chadwick Boseman. The details of the film's lengthy plot are likely to have little impact however that shouldn't stop the latest Black Panther from standing tall.