Black Panther premiered last night at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The hotly anticipated Marvel epic unleashes Chadwick Boseman's superhero T'Challa in his debut standalone adventure, and the first Twitter reactions are in. (The embargo on full reviews stands until 6th February.)
With its largely black cast, comprised of exciting young actors and veterans, the movie is generating plenty of buzz as to how it diversifies the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). According to critics, it's a triumph of casting, action and message, while Creed director Ryan Coogler invests proceedings with soul and heart.
Black Panther is the best MCU movie ever. I was blown away from start to finish and I’m not even being biased. This was by far the best marvel movie to date. Thank you, Ryan Coogler! #BlackPanther pic.twitter.com/8Qh0hlOYAb— Geeks of Color (@GeeksOfColor) January 30, 2018
BLACK PANTHER is incredible, kinetic, purposeful. A superhero movie about why representation & identity matters, and how tragic it is when those things are denied to people. The 1st MCU movie about something real; Michael B. Jordan’s Killmonger had me weeping and he’s the VILLAIN— jen yamato (@jenyamato) January 30, 2018
If you don’t understand the power of representation, imagine growing up never seeing a superhero who looks like you. When American Girl dolls came out I always picked Addy who had to escape slavery. But now kids have #BlackPanther’s Nakia, Shuri and Okoye. Dope on many levels.— Natasha Alford (@NatashaSAlford) January 30, 2018
“Black Panther” is one of Marvel’s most ambitious works and includes, in Michael B. Jordan’s Erik Killmonger, a top tier villain for Marvel or otherwise. He owns every scene he’s in and the film is everything it’s been billed as. Long may it reign. pic.twitter.com/KajWk3PNRm— Frank Pallotta (@frankpallotta) January 30, 2018
Black Panther looks, feels and sounds unlike any Marvel film to date. A visual feast. Wakanda is amazingly realized, the antagonist actually has an arc with emotional motivations. Marvels most political movie. So good. #BlackPanther— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) January 30, 2018
Shuri, played by @letitiawright, is absolutely delightful. I love that Shuri is so at ease with her brilliance and genius. And her scenes with T'Challa are so funny! #BlackPanther pic.twitter.com/Rch7LfSlqM— ReBecca Theodore-Vachon (@FilmFatale_NYC) January 30, 2018
Enough to get you excited? Then click here to book your tickets for Black Panther, opening on 16th February.