After the events of Captain America: Civil War, Prince T'Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new king. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakandan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.Written by
This was the 18th film released by "Marvel Studios" for the "Marvel Cinematic Universe." See more »
(at around 24 mins) Whem M'Baku challenges T'Challa he refers to the blessings of Hanuman, the monkey god. When the Queen of King Ram (of India) was kidnapped a monkey was found in the forest with her scarf, indicating a route that pointed to the the King of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) as the kidnapper. By saving the Queen the monkey was given the name Hanuman. Hanuman is not the name of an African monkey god, but of India. However, Hinduism is practiced in various parts of Africa, so it's very possible that the Jabaris picked up on various foreign theologies since seceding from Wakanda. See more »
Yes, my son.
Tell me a story.
The story of home.
Millions of years ago, a meteorite made of vibranium, the strongest substance in the universe, struck the continent of Africa, affecting the plant life around it. And when the time of man came, five tribes settled on it and called it Wakanda. The tribes lived in constant war with each other until a warrior shaman received a vision from the Panther Goddess Bast, who led him to the Heart-Shaped Herb, a plant that granted ...
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The main credits for the people of Wakanda are colored according to the tribe:
the cast credits for the members of the Wakandan royal family are in purple/gold, the royal colors.
Forest Whitaker's credit is in purple, as befits Zuri's role as adviser to the royal family.
Written by Tumelo Andrew Ruele, Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo, Langa Bright Msomi, Lindani Leon Nzama, Simon Sprinkaan Ruele
Performed by Tumelo
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Not the best ones of the Marvel package.... ! boring.
'Black Panther' is a popcorn movie nothing more nothing less. Although It trys to grasp at the idea of western colonialism and racism, it only scratches the surface never really deciding were it stands. Although this has been championed as one of they greatest diverse films it is not and I would recommend you to check out '12 years a Slave' , 'Get Out' or 'Moonlight' who do a much better job than this meager attempt. The plot is by the numbers the direction is nothing special. Chadwick Boseman's acting is rather stilted and you can never attach to his character. Michael B Jordan is a one note villian who also struggles, phoning in a performance spouting monologues about messages that never really click. But where the movie really falls on its face is the third act which is cgi heavy and looks like its out of a video game. Black Panther by no means is terrible its below average and the concept of Wakanda is an excellent and well excuted idea. But this movie just needs to go that little bit deeper and seprate itself from the tired superhero formula.
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