Wakanda Forever Review by Many.
In 2018 the world was introduced to the nation of Wakanda and all of the people who are from there in the hit movie Black Panther. Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa aka Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Lupita Nyong'o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Winston Duke as M'Baku, Angela Bassett as Queen Ramonda and many many more. The movie was a hit to so many but in two years time, the lead actor Chadwick Boseman tragically passed away due to cancer in a long battle that he had kept secret for so long. The world was in shock and everyone, my self included, was mourning the loss of such an amazing actor. Director of Black Panther, Ryan Coogler, was contemplating on if he should even make a sequel to the popular 2018 film but ultimately decided to move forward and make Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and honor his friend, colleague, and lead actor in many ways. Wakanda Forever has a majority of the cast reprising their roles in this movie but it did add a few new characters like Tenoch Huerta as Namor, Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams aka Ironheart, Alex Livinalli as Attuma and Mabel Cadena as Namora.
Normally in these reviews I would sit here and write my thoughts on the film, give you positives and negatives, and an overall score. This movie is different. I will give my thoughts but I will also be giving out other people's thoughts and their short review of the film. There is a theme in these and you'll find out quickly that this movie moved so many people in so many ways. Let's review.
For my quick review of the movie, I'll say this; Wakanda Forever made me cry twice each time I saw the film. An emotional but impactful movie that will send ripples throughout the MCU. I highly recommend seeing this movie and also brining tissues with you. Now let's hear from some fellow friends on what they think of the movie.
"A beautiful moment in the history of the MCU where we all got to say farewell together with Shuri"
"An emotional journey of how to grieve. The crown jewel of Phase 4 & the most powerful entry in the MCU"
"Wakanda Forever gave an emotional tribute to honor Chadwick Boseman while moving the MCU forward with a welcomed introduction to the first mutant"
"Wakanda Forever had the perfect balance of grief and growth. They honored the impact of Chadwick Bosenan as T'Challa and grew Shuri from the immature little sister to Black Panther"
"An emotional rollercoaster that surpasses expectations. Wakanda Forever pulls at the heart strings while simultaneously creating a new favorite character in the form of a villian. 9/10"
"Some people will criticize this film for its long runtime, complain it didn't "impress them", and so much more, but at the end of the day, this film wasn't made to impress anyone or to be a condensed package for general audiences- the movie was a love letter to T'Challa. To Chadwick. To the cast and crew. And it was a deconstruction of all these characters, including new ones such as Namor, done so we can see who they truly are and have the honor of seeing grow back into themselves in the future, Ryan Coogler is 2/2 at ripping my soul apart in the best way"
"Wakanda Forever has entered the stage as one of the greatest recent CBM'c and will undoubtedly be a very memorable movie. Tear-worthy performances, beautiful soundtrack and a perfectly executed and emotional tribute for our dear friend Chadwick Boseman, may he forever live in peace."
"Wakanda Forever takes the MCU to new heights: flying high with visceral action and into the depths of beautifully shot underwater kingdoms. It's the most emotional journey since Endgame and a loving tribute to Chadwick Boseman."
"Wakanda Forever is a beautiful tribute to Chadwick Boseman and T'Challa. This is an emotionally fueled movie that will make its impact in the MCU for years to come"
"Wakanda Forever was a perfect way to end Phase 4 of the MCU. It also had a well rounded story with a great character arc. We will miss Chadwick Boseman but the legacy of the Black Panther is in the right hands."
"One of the best superhero movies this year that not only rival it's contemporaries in the same genre, but films as a whole."
"Wakanda Forever is the best possible movie you can have outside of Chadwick. Although he is absolutely missed, what we get is a passionate story on moving forward and dealing with the consequences of Wakanda being exposed with no protection."
"The movie did a great job paying homage to Chadwick Boseman. The movie was emotional and visually pleasing and I really enjoyed the movie."
"I grew up loving superheroes. I've always wanted someone who was like me to fight the bad in the world. I've always wanted someone who would protect their people and do whatever is right no matter what. That's what Namor is. He embodies a leader, a force of nature and a protector. I love this movie"
"Wakanda Forever concludes Phase 4 as its best entry of the Phase. With its unfortunate circumstance dealing with the untimely passing of the late Chadwick Boseman, the movie serves as a beautiful and emotional tribute to the actor. Along with that, the movie serves a mournful and profound take on perils of grief and the feeling of longing and love after great loss. It explores anger and the desire for vengeance but also the art of perseverance. With stellar performances from its cast (particularly Angela Basset, Letitia Wright, and Tenoch Huerta), the movie is bound to move you emotionally. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is a love letter to Chadwick. A love letter to the women of Wakanda (who are at the forefront of the film). And a letter to the preservation of culture."
As you can all tell, this movie did wonders. Wakanda Forever is truly a fantastic film that will be talked about for many years. The emotion that was behind this film was felt in every scene and the visuals made me starstruck. I would like to thank Chadwick Boaseman for suiting up as Black Panther and giving his all for everyone to see. Chadwick, you are a hero, a leader and a mentor to so many people and I hope you know that Wakanda Forever was for you. May you Rest In Peace and we love you.
*I would like to give a shoutout to all the people who gave me their short reviews. It really goes to show how great the film was by reading all of these amazing thoughts from some amazing people. Give them a follow on Twitter for me! Thank you.