Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia and Everett Ross and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.

  • Released: 2022-11-09
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Genre: Action, Adventure
  • Stars: Lupita Nyong'o, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Tenoch Huerta Mejía, Michaela Coel, Dominique Thorne, Florence Kasumba, Isaach De Bankolé, Dorothy Steel, Gigi Bermingham, Shiquita James, Curtis Bannister, Jarrell Pyro Johnson, Tejon Wright, Adam Freeman, Marlon Hayes, Babatunde Oyewo, Danny Sapani, Mabel Cadena, Josué Maychi, Alex Livinalli, María Mercedes Coroy, Richard Schiff, Zach Andrews, Manuel Chavez, Kamaru Usman, Michael B. Jordan, Lake Bell, Robert John Burke, Connie Chiume, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael B. Jordan, Zainab Jah, Sope Aluko, Trevor Noah, Shawn Roberts, Zola Williams, Janeshia Adams-Ginyard, Jemini Powell, Marija Abney, Keisha Tucker, Ivy Haralson, Maya Macatumpag, Baaba Maal, Jabari Exum, Massamba Diop, Magatte Saw, Gerardo Aldana, Rudolph Massanga, Judd Wild, Amber Harrington, Michael Blake Kruse, Justin James Boykin, Anderson Cooper, Mackenro Alexander, T. Love, Floyd Anthony Johns Jr., Jermaine Brantley, Granger Summerset II, Luke Lenza, Alan Wells, Bill Barrett, Lieiry J. Perez Escalera, Sevyn Hill, Gavin Macon, Skylar Ebron, Taylor Holmes, Angela Cipra, Faya Madrid, María Telón, Sal Lopez, Irma Estella La Guerre, Leonardo Castro, Juan Carlos Cantu, Shawntae Hughes, Corey Hibbert, Zaiden James, Aba Arthur, Délé Ogundiran, Kevin Changaris, Valerio Dorvillen, Don Castor, Jonathan González Collins, Divine Love Konadu-Sun, Chadwick Boseman
  • Director: Ryan Coogler
 Comments
  • zeynepranap - 12 January 2023
    excellent...
    Honestly, I had zero expectations because I did not know what they were going to do with the movie but it was amazing. Letitia's and Angela's acting was AMAZING. Also, I bawled my eyes out in the movie, like I got headaches because of it... they handled the loss of Chadwick well, it did not disrespect him or the role. There were a few holes in the script, I am assuming they were explained in the deleted scenes but yeah there are some moments which feel superficial as they were not explained enough. The ending also got me crying too, I think they are going to make the little tchalla the next black panther, therefore, carry the black panther plans they had done for Chadwick through. Extremely excited about what's coming for us.
  • strabgerthings - 10 January 2023
    Black Panther: Wakanda Forever - A Messy, But Powerful, Sendoff
    This movie is sort of all over the place. There are too many bloated plotlines crammed into one movie that kind of sour the overall experience just a small bit. But other than that I can say that I enjoyed this movie a lot. I thought the villains were pretty cool, well written and intimidating enough. The performances are great, with Angela Basset as the standout. Like I said earlier, the plot feels a little bloated and at some points rushed, especially in the second act. This leads into the almost 3 hour runtime. There are some scenes that drag on a little too long, but there are also some scenes that I thought should have gone on longer. But thise are my only real complaints with this movie. The sendoff for Chadwick Boseman was incredibly done and emotional. Overall, I thought this was really a good, satisfying movie, and a powerful goodbye to Chadwick Boseman.
  • dalyons-09311 - 9 January 2023
    Solid Sequel with Decent Arcs
    This was much better than I thought it would be. Despite Boseman's passing, the movie does not feel like it was hacked together or that anything was unintentional. They made it feel like this was the plan all along, which I'm really impressed by. This is really just a movie about Shuri's character arc, so that's all I'm going to talk about. As with most Marvel, the action, CGI, and humor are decent. The third act is a little disappointing action-wise, but it's fine. It's decent Marvel. Shuri's character arc is incredible. Basically, the point of this movie is that, following T'Challa's death, Shuri has two choices. She can either become her brother, not let her anger consume her, and move on, or she can become Killmonger and burn the world down in anger. The acting is very effective here, and I thought it went really well. If that was the whole movie, I would've given it a much better rating. The problem is the villain. Namor's inclusion in the movie not only makes very little sense, but also corrupts Shuri's arc. Namor gives Shuri an ultimatum. She can either help him destroy the whole world, or Wakanda can be the first place to be exterminated. Right off the bat, that makes no sense. Namor has nothing against Wakanda. People loved Killmonger because he was a sympathetic yet charismatic and ruthless villain. Namor is not sympathetic. Yes, he has a tragic backstory, but rather than "kill slaveowners" or "kill the Spanish," his motivation is now "kill everyone" and then becomes "kill Wakanda." He's basically just a mass murderer with no clear motivation, which is not entertaining. You don't get a sense that he has some sort of coherent goal or vision, whereas Killmonger had both of those things. Namor kind of just wants to kill people. As a villain, it's really disappointing. But the bigger problem is that Shuri's choice is no longer hers to make. Namor has artificially injected himself into that choice. He makes it so that if she doesn't help him, Wakanda dies. Putting ridiculous stakes into her choice detracts from what made it so great. The point is that the stakes were relatively low and that it was about what kind of person she wanted to be. Namor turned a character arc into a movie arc and, as a result, sucked the life out of it, making it far less interesting. So I think Marvel constructed a fantastic character arc, but their insistence on including a villain rather than pulling an Inception and having it be a character-driven experience with no villain really hurt them.
  • a-r-notifications - 9 January 2023
    Sad
    Extremely bad, almoat fell asleep a few times. Very sad and very bad. Movie. Incoherent at best. Story telling is absent. But pushing a said direction is heavily present. Would have hoped the sequel to such a great movie would have held it's ground. Sad to see the they just made it about regurgitating vomit. Don't know why they're doing this.

    They should really call it something different if they're not going to keep the entertainment part in the movie. Torture would have been an easier thing to endure.

    It's sad that sounds good stories don't find it's place yet crappy ones like these, are marketed and made into something that they're not which is to say good movies.

    Disney and Marvel really need to rethink on how to make movies entertaining again.
  • nizzambaharuddin - 9 January 2023
    BIT DIFFERENT FROM THE USUAL
    MINOR SPOILER ALERT

    I have to admit that I wasn't necessarily fond of the first Black Panther film. Sure, it has a lot of potential which was set up quite nicely in the film. But I feel like the conclusion and the entire third act to be quite weak, especially the CGI (which we now know isn't the VFX studio's fault). But like I said I did enjoy the worldbuilding and the overall tone. Just that I feel it suffers from the usual fate like all the other MCU films did; great set up but a lame execution.

    Fast forward to this film, I was intrigued when I saw the trailer because it seems like a good set up. But I do wonder how they were going to tackle the issue of the main protagonist. On the whole set up, it is rather quite good for the most part. I enjoyed the part where Talokan and the whole sea people were introduced. I even liked the horror elements they implemented. You should be afraid of something that is unknown. I also liked the decision to change Atlantis into Talokan, and have it basically have ancient Aztec myths behind it. Very fresh and very smart to differentiate him from Aquaman. But I feel like that's about it in terms of good things that I enjoy in the film.

    I feel like the inclusion of Riri Williams is probably the most pointless addition to the plot. She's there basically just to promote her upcoming Disney+ series, and nothing else. Yes, she's an integral part of the plot, but by the end I feel like they could have just used Shuri for that. It's also the same problem I find in other Disney+ series (like how the ending of Falcon & Winter Soldier doesn't further the plot of the start, which makes it feel just like filler episodes).

    Also there tons of decisions that are pretty stupid from characters that are supposed to be very experienced (or basically immortal). And as always with MCU films, I find the third act to be rather dull and underwhelming. It set up quite nicely, only to disappoint me a bit in the end. The fights are pretty tame and lame too, compared to say the bridge scene. But hey, at least the CGI is better than the first film. The emotional scenes also failed to tug at my heartstrings, if compared to No Way Home for instance. It doesn't deserve

    Overall, I actually prefer this film rather than the first film. And I actually like this film's overall tone rather than other MCU films which can be almost insufferable with their one-liners and jokes at every other minute. But in the end, it still suffers the same fate as other MCU films. And that's just sad.
  • The-Sarkologist - 8 January 2023
    Yawn, zzzz
    Depsite there being a few interesting aspects to this film, like a number of elements that seemed to have been borrowed from Ancient Greek mythology (namely the sirens and the winged feet), I have to admit that I found that this film was rather dull and boring. I guess one of the reasons was that Boseman's death seemed to be hanging over the entire film. Sure, one should pay tribute to him, but the problem is that I felt that it went just a little bit too far at times, and thus it really wasn't all that enjoyable.

    The film is basically about how the rest of the world have become rather annoyed at Wakunda because they aren't willing to share Vibranium with them, but they then discover some at the bottom of the ocean, using a machine that has been designed to detect vibranium. However, the rig is attacked and everybody on the rig is killed, and of course the people who are first accused is Wakunda. It turns out that they aren't the only ones who have access to vibranium, as the leader of a nation of undersea peoples approaches them and instructs them to find the scientist who invented the detector.

    Okay, ignoring the fact that a country who's economy is based on a single resource (and a resource that they don't even trade) is unlikely to become a world superpower (and of course they clearly don't want to interact with the rest of the world either), it does put things into perspective, particularly with regards to the United States. Unlike the previous film, there is more going on in the United States, and there is clearly some animosity towards Wakanda, namely because they aren't willing to play fair, at least play fair as far as the developed world is concerned.

    However, the main focus of the film seems to involve two empires who have vibranium coming into contact with each other, and the question iswho would win in the battle. This, mind you, results in there being a number of other plots that seem to not get resolved, or get resolved a bit too quickly, particularly the one involving the CIA agent who is eventually arrested because, well, he has got a bit too close to the Wakundans. Of course, we also have the ending, which is interesting, namely due to the suggestion that Wakunda may not actually be able to effectively integrate into the world at large.

    Still, in the end, I really found that this film was quite lacking, and rather boring. Some have suggested that Marvel can't do sequels, but I don't think that is the case because they have released some pretty good sequels. However, as for this one, I can't really place my finger on it, but it really didn't grab me all that much, and in part I really couldn't wait for it to end.
  • lovingjesus333 - 8 January 2023
    The cringe inducing feet wings on Namor...
    When I first saw the trailer for 'Women Forever' ...I mean 'Wakanda forever', sorry, I knew it would be complete trash. As a favour to the kids, I went because we'd seen everything else in the theatre. Surprise, surprise; the soulless feminist film delivered as it promised in the trailer. Not only is it one of the worst films of the year, it's also one of the worst ever.

    Setting aside, the feminist overload for a second, let's just take a look at Namor. Specifically his cringey feet. What the hell? Who in their right mind would think this is cool? (And you know they thought it was cool because the first time we see him in action in the air, we get angles of all kinds of the feet wings. A shot here, a shot there; like a photographer when he's struck gold with something big).

    I read on my phone for most of it, glancing up here and there for a fight scene or whatnot. But for the most part, I couldn't even look.
  • xianslad - 8 January 2023
    Very powerful action film.
    "Black Panther Wakanda Forever" directed by Ryan Coogler. It's an action and adventure movie. The film was outstanding because it had elements, such as the performers' excellent acting, that Shuir showed in the movie. At the film's beginning, Wakanda expresses their thoughts over how they miss "Black Panther" star "Chadwick Boseman" and Ryan Coogler utilizes the movie to memorialize him. The script, written by Joe Robert, was lengthy and exciting. This movie set was in the 2020s but used technology far more sophisticated than ours. The plot explains how Shuri transforms into the new Black Panther and teams up with other characters to defeat Namor. The actors performed well and were talented, especially Shuri, as the new Black Panther. She will have a lot of responsibility for the forthcoming movies. The music score was sad when Black Panther died at the movie's opening. The film was filled with funny moments that make you laugh, yet the most impactful parts show how important they are becoming. I had goosebumps at the end credit, which created an exciting future for Marvel. This movie is a must-see since the pivotal point in the film made me cry, and I advise you to see it.
  • jparkergomez - 8 January 2023
    An exciting let down
    Black Panther was new. It was exciting. It was something everyone loves. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever changed that whole perspective.

    The first Black Panther is great, perhaps one of my favourite Marvel films. It's great to see Chadwick Boseman and a black man as the star of a superhero film. This definitely helps give confidence to black people. Wakanda Forever does better at this, all the leads are black however, specifically empowering black women which I know many people would appreciate including myself.

    To start with, the music is my favourite aspect of the film. Every single song is good from orchestrated arrangements to pop songs. The diegetic and the non diegetic sounds gives the film a good feeling and is fun to listen to. The cinematography is also well planned out, the shots and some sequences are surprising especially for a marvel film.

    The film as a whole seems like a money making project; it did not seem whole. For example, although they portray black women as powerful throughout the film it seems as though that is the purpose of the film, to encourage more viewers in order to make more money. It did not seem genuine they cared about expressing the empowerment the women had.

    Another massive weakness of the film is the plot. It was empty. It seemed as though nothing really happened. It felt like a massive circle; everything seemed pointless. The whole film had been building up for this final dilemma for it to go to nothing. It just felt like a filler for another story and another film to come out from the idea.

    Although the plot may have seemed aimless, it did not lack excitement or adrenaline. There are a fair number of fight scenes. It gives it a much more energetic feeling; after all, that's what marvel seems to be good at. That's what makes it fun, that and the comedy, two aspects that always work together in a marvel film.

    A feature that definitely stands out to me is the acting, it is passionate, not like any marvel film I had seen before. It left me slightly surprised but the acting just put more emphasis on the emotions of the film and how the characters felt, contrasting from the comedy. It is able to explore different feelings giving the viewer a more dramatic experience.

    Overall, the first film definitely is worth your time. With the second one, unless you are a die hard marvel fan don't bother wasting your time.
  • dummiejo-90918 - 6 January 2023
    Had picked it up to watch it on Christmas with family..
    Really liked the first movie and was hoping it would be a good enough successor. Pretty underwhelming though and everyone in the family was happy it was over when it was. Actually only those ones who didn't fell asleep during the movie.

    The story started out well, but lost any meaning as the movie went on. The war could have easily been avoided and some things didn't make sense at all. Like, the bad guy kidnaps an unknown girl and it's reason for Wakanda to risk everything, even a World War. But then the mother and Queen of Wakanda dies because of the "bad" guy and all is okay, let's forget about everything and have peace.

    Also that blue underwater tribe beat the heck out of Wakandians and the War was almost lost and everyone knew, but then their Leader raises the white flag and surrenders, lol.

    I actually started to root for the bad guy in this movie, haha.

    Then, it was all about girl power in this one. Women forever could be a more accurate subtitle for this movie. To my surprise my sister and cousin didn't like it at all and thought this movie went overboard with it. Well, I agree...

    Will not watch the sequel of Black Panther. Neither will I watch any other characters who were introduced in this movie, if they get their movie. I will never watch this one again either. Rather would watch a total failure of movie like Titanic 2 for the laughs of it.

    That's why the one star. Some time has past since I watched it and no review it. It's a forgettable movie and that's the only silver lining.
  • boomansreviews - 6 January 2023
    Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Review
    Booman Reviews on YouTube for the Video review

    Four years after the smash hit Black Panther, we have the sequel Wakanda forever. The director and writers of this film had a challenging task crafting the film after the untimely death of Chadwick Boseman. They not only had to craft a compelling film off the back of tragedy, but they also had to honor their friend simultaneously. So let's see how it all came together.

    Black Panther Wakanda Forever focuses heavily on the repercussions of T'chalas's decision to reveal Wakanda's advanced technology to the world. Everybody is trying to get their hands on the powerful metal Vibraniam, which leads to significant world powers not only trying to take it by force from the people of Wakanda but also looking for it in dangerous places. The bottom of the ocean is one of them, which leads to the U. S coming into major conflict with a powerful race of people who have created a civilization in the depths of the ocean. This is the front end of the movie, and as I say it, one wouldn't be blamed for assuming this was an action-packed superhero flick, and it is for quite a bit of the film, but the true message and focus of the film is coming to terms with loss. You watch how everyone in this world deals with the loss of their king. You primarily see this through the eyes of our amazing returning cast, who plays his family and friends. The emotional gauntlet is seen here, and the film doesn't shy away from less-than-savory emotions that come with an untimely death. Sometimes it's hard not to hate the world around you for what it's taken, and you see how tempting it is to fall into that mindset once it starts. In my opinion, you can feel the character's emotional struggle and the real-life emotions of losing Chadwick Boseman come through the story in a very impactful way. I loved a lot of this film, but it was a bit long and slow in some portions, and I'd be surprised if this hits with hardcore marvel fans that are used to nonstop action and odd humor. (Marvel odd humor) With a run time of over two and a half hours, you want to have your audience engaged the whole time, but that wasn't always the case. I still loved the film, though, and I was genuinely moved when we got a tribute for Chadwick. If you are interested at all in seeing the film, I'd say head out and do it also; if anyone who worked on this film is watching by some slim chance, nice job, guys. You did right by your friend, and I think he'd be proud.
  • chi_town_fed - 6 January 2023
    Feminist Load of Garbage
    Toxic feminism at its finest. They took the one black male superhero in the franchise and replaced him with a woman. In so done with Hollywood's disdain of strong intellectual black men. They serve up a plethora of black men as drug dealers, rappers, and ball players. But don't dare have a black man be a lead who is intelligent, have integrity, and protect others. They make exception for the same few actors such as Denzel Washington. But even he had to be portrayed as a crooked, stud dealing cop in Training Day.

    This movie is just one of several feminist propaganda films. I'm not sure which I am the most tired of, toxic feminism or toxic Wokeism.

    Special effects what's to be expected. If you watch the film it's okay. If you don't see it you won't miss a thing.
  • templescroll - 5 January 2023
    😴 stereotypes wrapped beautifully
    'Black Panther' was a too long snooze fest.😒 I really wanted to love this film. I liked the first Black Panther with its breaking of stereotypes. The action scenes & fighting had a higher purpose in the first Black Panther too, not just gratuitous violence to perpetuate more anger & violence.

    But in Wakanda , even though the acting was decent, the angery violence & warring seldom ceased. And stereotypes abounded which I felt was particularly agregious. From one battle/fight scene to the next with little substance in between.

    I felt like I was watching a Pokemon movie whose main purpose & design is to 'battle'.

    The protagonist & characters for the most part always angry or vindictive. Emotionally out of control chacters IMO.

    Not even the audience laughed at the comic relief cuz frankly they just weren't funny. 😴

    The only redeeming quality of this film were the amazing costumes & set designs. Glad I saw it on discount Tuesday.😅

    If you like watching angry, vindictive black people go at it for over 2 hours then this is the movie for you. Otherwise stay away and don't give Hollywood Execs. A reason to churn out this kind of garbage.
  • r96sk - 5 January 2023
    An entertaining and even touching final chapter of the MCU's Phase Four
    Chadwick Boseman is undeniably missed, but 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' still manages to produce an entertaining and even touching final chapter of the MCU's Phase Four.

    I had a positive time with this, one good thing about watching it almost two months after release is that I got to watch this in an empty cinema - absolute bliss. Thankfully I managed to avoid all spoilers, though had heard the name Namor bandied about online so that's all I knew coming into it.

    Speaking of Namor, I'm a fan. He makes for a cool new character to the universe, as does Talokan as a whole, with Tenoch Huerta a welcomed addition to the cast - first time I recall seeing him in something, and I'm impressed. The star of this 2022 flick, however, is Letitia Wright. I don't really remember her standing out in the original much, at least to me, but here Wright is excellent.

    Angela Bassett is very good also, there's one emotion-filled speech scene in particular that stands out in my memory. Danai Gurira is always a joy to watch, while Winston Duke and Lupita Nyong'o are the best of the rest - though, the whole cast are good; even Martin Freeman, who I'm not always convinced by.

    The film handles Boseman's absence nicely, there are some very touching moments in there. I'd say they went the correct way with the character of T'Challa, no-one would've been able to even closely replicate Boseman. The music, meanwhile, is pleasant.

    I do think this has some relatively minor pacing issues, mainly around the midway point, but other than that I felt more than satisified with what I had just watched when leaving the cinema. Phase Five, see you soon!