Zariah Petway & Kiwana Alveranga
BMHS PrideTime Reporters
On February 18th, 2018, the highly anticipated movie, Black Panther, hit the theaters with a star-studded cast and a new superhero film to add to the Marvel Universe. Black Panther, which was directed by notable director, Ryan Coogler, who had previously directed Creed (2015) and Fruitvale Station (2013). However, despite receiving positive reviews from his last movies, Black Panther stormed the box offices and made over $900 million dollars worldwide, and the numbers are still rising.
Movie-goers were most excited about being introduced to a new array of Marvel characters, with A-list Hollywood stars playing the leading roles. The cast goes from Chadwick Boseman, who played the Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan, who played the antagonist Erik Killmonger, and Letitia Wright, who played Boseman’s tech-savvy younger sister.
People had some positive things to say about this movie. Here are some of their responses after watching the movie:
Amari Weise (‘19): “I went Sunday at 1 or 2 and it was an amazing flick”.
Trinity Hurd (‘18): “I loved the movie because it really brought out a lot of the African culture that I wanted to see on the big screen and I also liked the action”.
Dylan Dorce (‘21): “It was amazing to see people like me in main roles and it really captured how beautiful the African culture. Is it also has hidden messages in it such as when Erik Killmonger says, ‘Bury me in the oceans with my ancestors who jumped from ships because they knew death was better than bondage’. I admire the time spent researching African culture and tribes to create this film”.
Kiwana Alveranga (‘19): “The movie was very enjoyable. It was great to see a representation of the African culture with a black superhero. It was cool to hear the Xhosa language in the movie and the women with otjize in their hair, which is a butter paste that can be used in the hair”.