By Brenda Escalera
On February 16, 2018, the fantasy/science fiction film was released. Black Panther has become the fourth film ever to cross $100 million in its second weekend.
This film has a 97% score on rotten tomatoes, which makes this movie one of the best-reviewed superhero films. Black Panther was Marvel first film that has been directed by an African American director, and it was also the largest opening for an African American director.
This story takes place in the African nation of Wakanda. After the death of T’Challa’s father died, he returned back home to take his place as king. Suddenly a powerful enemy reappears, and T’Challa’s determination as a king and as Black Panther gets tested. T’Challa gets drawn into a feud that will jeopardize Wakanda's fate and put the whole world at risk. The king must find a way to defeat the enemy and to secure his people.
Throughout Black Panther’s second week there have been many comments from people that have either watched the movie, or people that want to watch it. According to Liliana Jimenez, she has not watched the movie but plans on watching it. “I want to watch this movie because I am personally a fan of superhero movies, and I also like action movies,” said Liliana. “I expect this movie to be something new and not just a recycled movie just like most movies are nowadays,” Liliana says. “I have not watched the movie Black Panther, but I plan on watching it,” Paulina Cervantes. “I really want to watch it because a lot of people are saying that it is a good movie,” she said. Also, being the first Marvel movie produced by an African American director, people have their own personal comments.
“I watched this movie, and I really liked it,” Gweneth Scott said. “I really like this movie, and I really like how the fight senses were well played,” she said. “I like how this movie was made with a different culture, such as being the first Marvel movie to be directed by an African American director,” she said. According to Alejandra Escalera, she said she really enjoyed the movie. “I watched the movie, and I really did enjoy it,” she said. “I also really like the fact that Marvel let this movie be directed by an African American director,” she says. Also, according to Alejandra, she says that she likes how this movie is a bit different than other Marvel movies and that they also use the African American culture in this movie.
Throughout Black Panther’s 2 weekends of being released, it has proven to be a really good movie that people are really anxious to watch. Also, as more weeks are to come, it is said that that the box office amount will continue to increase. There have been many positive comments and reviews on this movie, and many people will continue to watch this movie.
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