Subscribe to get full access to all our content
interactive news
"Black Panther" Movie Review
Imagine the most technologically advanced nation in the world (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 340)
Mar 1, 2018 Culture & Entertainment
A
A
A

Marvel Comic's newest superhero movie "Black Panther" has broken box office records since its Feb 16 release, The film, with an almost entirely black cast, broke through the $700 million mark in its second weekend, and appears headed like a laser to the exclusive $1 billion club of Hollywood blockbusters. If the estimates hold, the third weekend of "Black Panther" could be the second to third best of all time.

"Black Panther" has been one of the top conversation pieces and has sparked numerous controversies. Overall, the time scores 1 7.7/10 on IMB, a 97 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and an 87 percent on Metacritic.

The story is based off the original Black Panther comics from Marvel and takes places in the fictional nation of Wakanda in Africa. Wakanda is a hidden nations whose resources, wealth and technology could easily aid struggling nations throughout the world. For years, the Wakandan people kept resources to themselves to maintain peace among nations, as they do not want to wage war on the rest of the world. This system is thrown out of balance when T'Challa's long-lost cousin Erik Killmonger returns and claims the throne.

Killmonger wishes to spread and share the wealth and resources of Wakanda with the rest of the world in order to benefit everyone. Imagine Wakanda's mechanicla marvels of hyper loop rapid transit, maglev trains snaking through airborne tubes amid hoverbikes and spaceships shaped like dragonflies. However, he also wants Wakanda to be the supreme nation of the world and act as a dictating force that goes against the Wakandan people's core values.


T'Challa must then partake in an epic battle with Killmonger in order to save Wakanda as well as the rest of the world - an ultimate struggle between good and evil. The "villain" in "Black Panther" is different from those in other superhero movies because Killmonger is genuinely trying to do the right thing, but using the wrong approach. He wishes to help the rest of the world by sharing and spreading Wakanda's wealth, but instead of doing this practically, he only wishes to wage war and make Wakanda the supreme nation. Killmonger is misunderstood naive, but he has good intentions deep down, making him unlike others villains.

"Wakanda can't exist, not owning to any inherent flaw in Afircans but because of the inherent flaws of human beings. Every human society involves trade-offs… In theory you can avoid wealth disparity through socialism, but collectivism destroys the incentives to create, innovate and work hard, and a corrupt few inevitably rise to the top, creating new wealth disparities. People have to choose what values they prioritise in their nation." The conservation National Review's Jim Geraghty note.

Along with action-packed entertainment, "Black Panther" possesses them and qualities that many people can relate to, even if they are not huge fans of super hero movies. T'Challa exhibits traits of an effective leader: compassionate, loyal to his country, brave, courageous, intelligent and slow to anger. He shows that one must display a strong sense of responsibility when in power, and shows how to act when the state of a nation rests in your hands.

"Black Panther" is monumental for many reasons. It teaches people qualities of diversity, leadership and compassion. Additionally, it provides young African-American children in our generation with a superhero to admire who looks like they do. It is vital for children of every race to have a role model. For young African-American children to see an entire cast - with the same complexion as them - play the good guys and save the world? That's essential.

Related Articles
George Clooney Released From Hospital After Motorcycle Crash In Italy
Jul 12, 2018
Sony Uploads Entire Film To YouTube Instead Of Trailer
Jul 6, 2018
Netflix Is Getting Minecraft, But It's Not Exactly The Video Game
Jun 15, 2018
Royal Wedding 2018
May 21, 2018
Bright Nights To Light Up Auckland's Waterfront This Weekend
May 10, 2018
US Man Eats 30,000th Big Mac Hamburger
May 9, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War Movie Review
Apr 26, 2018
Hong Kong's Ocean Park Is Struggling
Apr 19, 2018
Kiwi Music Legend Neil Finn Is Joining Fleetweed Mac
Apr 10, 2018
The Big Cheese Festival Runs Out Of Cheese
Mar 6, 2018
Hundreds Of Handmade Lanterns On Display in Auckland
Mar 5, 2018
"Black Panther" Movie Review
Mar 1, 2018
Singapore's Own MasterChef TV Series Coming Soon
Feb 25, 2018
NZ PM Jacinda Ardern Walks With Pride Parade
Feb 19, 2018
Chinese New Year Marks Start Of The Year Of The Dog
Feb 15, 2018
910-carat Colourless Diamond Found in Lesotho
Jan 17, 2018
Excellence To Be Found In 'Paddington 2'
Jan 14, 2018
Iwi Closer To Having Taranaki Maunga Become A Legal Person
Dec 22, 2017
Pixar's Coco Delivers a Touching Film on Mexican Traditions and Family
Dec 12, 2017
A woman in Hawaii may have found the world's biggest avocado, reports say
Dec 7, 2017
Kiwis Sick Of Being Left Off World Maps
Nov 15, 2017
New Skyscraper Links Old and New Shanghai
Nov 9, 2017
NASA Gets Into "Halloween's Mood, Releases Spooky Soundtrack Playlist
Oct 30, 2017
Final Flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th Oct
Oct 24, 2017
Special Stamps Bring In HK$150 Million A Year
Oct 4, 2017
Celebrate the Spring Equinox 2017 As The Sun Heads South
Sep 25, 2017
Bullets From Nerf Guns Can Cause Serious Eye Injuries, Doctors Warn
Sep 20, 2017
China Takes Hard Line On Soft Cheese
Sep 11, 2017
In Global-first, Heart-shaped Flight Path By Air Zealand 787-9 Dreamliner
Sep 5, 2017
Masterchef Winner Announced
Aug 18, 2017
NZ Seen As Expensive By Some Visitors
Aug 16, 2017
New Cruise Ship Will Feature 300 Metre Go-Kart Race Track
Aug 15, 2017
Amazon Serves Designer Fashion Straight From The Catwalk
Aug 4, 2017
Iconic Annual Jaffa Race Postponed
Jul 21, 2017
Survey Shows Chinese Tourists Less Likely To Shop Till They Drop
Jul 20, 2017
Emojis Honoured In World Celebration
Jul 18, 2017
America Celebrates 241st Birthday on 4th of July
Jul 5, 2017
Star War's R2-D2 sells for nearly $US3 million
Jun 30, 2017
NZ Government Launches All Blacks Birth Certificate
Jun 29, 2017
Meet The Most Famous And Dangerous Characters From British History
Jun 20, 2017
'Wonder Woman' Powering To Super Status This Weekend
Jun 16, 2017
Mario Caps Nintendo's Triumphant Comeback
Jun 15, 2017
Instagram Worst App For Young People's Mental Health
May 23, 2017
Principals fear 'fidget spinner' influx as the toy craze reaches NZ
May 10, 2017
Queen To 'Dress Down' For State Opening of Parliament
Apr 28, 2017
'Tomb-Sweepers' For Hire During Qing Ming In China
Apr 5, 2017
St. Patrick's Day is Big Business
Mar 17, 2017
NZ Whanganui river first in the world to be given legal status as a living entity
Mar 16, 2017
A Young Frenchwoman With Down's Syndrome Has Fulfilled Her Dream
Mar 15, 2017
NZ Universities Perform Outstandingly In World Rankings Survey
Mar 9, 2017
The Question Of Whether Pineapple Should Be Allowed On Pizza
Feb 27, 2017
What Happens When All Of China Goes On Vacation At Once?
Feb 21, 2017
Taylor Swift Officially the Highest-Paid Musician in the World
Dec 19, 2016
Stunning Ice And Snow Sculptures Set To Go On Show
Dec 16, 2016
Therapy Pig Brings Smiles To Travelers Faces
Dec 14, 2016
Balloons, Floats And Police At Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Parade
Nov 25, 2016
Word Of The Year, 2016
Nov 24, 2016
New App Turns Play-Doh Creations Into Animated Characters
Nov 3, 2016
Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns
Oct 26, 2016
Creepy Clown Masks Banned By Some Stores, But Sales Are Up
Oct 18, 2016
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
Sep 30, 2016
The New Australian $5 Notes. Is This The Future Of Money?
Sep 29, 2016
Castles In The Sand
Sep 8, 2016
Folding Beijing Wins Hugo Award
Aug 25, 2016
The Magic Returns In Harry Potter And The Cursed Child
Aug 22, 2016
Maple Syrup Is More Than Breakfast
Jul 21, 2016
Nintendo Brings Back the Classic NES
Jul 18, 2016
Taxis Turned Into Traveling Art
Jun 22, 2016
The Blue Man Group
May 21, 2016
Beverly Cleary Turns 100
May 1, 2016
Songkran Water Festival
Apr 24, 2016
Thanksgiving
Apr 7, 2016
Jazz in Time
Apr 6, 2016
May Day Celebrations Around the World
Mar 31, 2016
Book Reviews
Mar 24, 2016

ad-mire

regard (an object, quality, or person) with respect or warm approval


v.欣赏/羡慕

aid

help


n,v.援助

a-void

keep away from something


v.避免

be-ne-fit

make money from, help, gain


v,n.效益/好处

bil-lion

a very large number, equal to 10^9


No.十亿

block-bus-ter

a thing of great power or size, in particular a movie, book, or other product that is a great commercial success


n.大片

claim

to take back


v.认领

com-pas-sion-ate

feeling or showing sympathy and concern for others


adj.富有同情心/和善

com-plex

consisting of many connected parts


adj.复杂

con-ser-va-tion

the action of conserving something, in particular living things


n.保护

cou-ra-geous

brave, not worried by pain or danger


adj.勇敢/胆量

dif-fer-rent

not the same


adj.不同

ef-fec-tive

able to produce a result


adj.有效

en-tire-ly

completely, only


adv.完全

e-pic

long, grand or heroic


adj.史诗

es-sen-tial

extremely important


adj.必要

es-ti-mates

rough judgements of the number or value of something


n.估计

flaws

marks, faults, or other imperfection in something


n.缺陷/漏洞

ge-ne-ra-tion

all the people born and living about the same time


n.代

gen-u-ine

real,true


adj.真正

hid-den

not seen or thought about


adj.隐藏    

i-ma-gine

make a picture in your head

 


v.想像/推想

in-cen-tives

a thing that motivates or encourages one to do something


n.奖励

in-tel-li-gent

clever, having or showing intelligence


adj.智能/聪慧

in-ten-tion

plan or aim


n.意向/打算

la-ser

a high-energy beam of light


n.激光

men-tal

to do with the mind


adj.心理

nu-mer-ous

great in number; many


adj.众多

o-ri-gi-nal

the first


adj.原始/原版的

pas-sio-nate

excited, showing strong feelings


v.热情的/炽热

re-cord

the best or most ever measured    


adj.记录

re-cords

times when someone is the best, or highest


n.记录

re-late

feel sympathy or identify with    


v.涉及

re-lease

to let go


v.发布

rough

having an uneven or irregular surface; not smooth or level


adj.粗暴

so-ci-e-ty

a social group, organized together


n.社会

stem

the main body or stalk of a plant or shrub, usually rising above ground


n.干茎

strug-gle

make forceful or violent efforts to get free of restraint or constriction


v.斗争

strug-gling

trying to do something that is hard


v.努力/奋斗的

tech-no-lo-gy

machinery developed from scientific knowledge


n.技术

throne

a special chair for a king or queen


n.王座/宝座

va-lue

the importance or worth of something


n.价值

vil-lain

a character whose evil actions or motives are important to the story


n.恶棍

vi-tal

absolutely necessary or important; essential


adj.重要