brian-mcgee - May 16, 2018
One of the very few mega-blockbusters that almost everyone really enjoyed, Black Panther has been sitting high on the hog since its record-breaking run started this past February. At long last it's time for the film to get taken to task by the good folks over at Screen Junkies with their latest Honest Trailer.
Just about the biggest complaint they could seem to find about the film is that its hero doesn't quip. Like ever. He's not a dour dude, but he doesn't feel the need to constantly undercut serious moments with a joke. I suppose Captain America is kind of the same way, though who's keeping track?
One valid point I found that they made was the secrecy surrounding Wakanda. Am I really supposed to believe that no one ever said anything about the place once they got into the outside world? That's a leap too far, in my opinion.
But I'd be a fool to say it ruined my enjoyment of the film. For the first time in a very long time, a film that got universally good reviews and did amazing business turned out to actually be worth the hype. If you haven't seen Black Panther yet, it's out on DVD & Blu-ray now, so get to it. It's good. I promise.