Wondering why such a big fuss over Black Panther … took me about four attempts to watch it as it kept putting me to sleep. The character was great in Civil War, but I found his standalone feature, well, boring. Am I alone in being underwhelmed?
It was the only Marvel movie I didn’t feel pressed to see before Infinity War (plus it wasn’t available outside of theaters so I kinda couldn’t stream it).
Once I saw it, after infinity war, at red box, I was very surprised. I think what made it great is the cast of actors - Forest Whitaker, that chick from Walking Dead, and that guy from Get Out is really good. The villain had a tinge of anti-hero to him.
It felt long and I thought it was great. I don’t see it as commentary on race or anything just watching it like a regular movie. Wish I had seen it before IW, because IW was awesome and I would have understood who those people are.
Also his warrior entourage is all women, which is neat. I think it just got a lot of hype cuz it was a nearly all black cast while also being a good superhero movie at the same time.