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Black Panther (2018)

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T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.

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Ryan Coogler
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chadwick Boseman ... T'Challa / Black Panther
Michael B. Jordan ... Erik Killmonger
Lupita Nyong'o ... Nakia
Danai Gurira ... Okoye
Martin Freeman ... Everett K. Ross
Daniel Kaluuya ... W'Kabi
Letitia Wright ... Shuri
Winston Duke ... M'Baku
Sterling K. Brown ... N'Jobu
Angela Bassett ... Ramonda
Forest Whitaker ... Zuri
Andy Serkis ... Ulysses Klaue
Florence Kasumba ... Ayo
John Kani ... T'Chaka
David S. Lee ... Limbani

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Storyline

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 Editor

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A king will rise. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for prolonged sequences of action violence, and a brief rude gesture | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This was the 18th film released by "Marvel Studios" for the "Marvel Cinematic Universe." See more »

Goofs

(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 »

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[first lines]
Young Killmonger: Baba...
N'Jobu: Yes, my son.
Young Killmonger: Tell me a story.
N'Jobu: Which one?
Young Killmonger: The story of home.
N'Jobu: 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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Crazy Credits

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.
  • Lupita Nyong'o's credit is shaded green, the River Tribe color.
  • Danai Gurira's credit is shaded red, the Dora Milaje color.
  • Daniel Kaluuya's credit is shaded blue, the Border Tribe color.
  • Winston Duke's credit is represented by an ape face, since the Jabari have no tribe color.
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Alternate Versions

In advance of the film's release in India, the filmmakers removed all references to the Hindu god Hanuman presumably to avoid generating any controversy surrounding the film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Studio C: Episode #6.21 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

The Rhythm
Written by Tumelo Andrew Ruele, Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo, Langa Bright Msomi, Lindani Leon Nzama, Simon Sprinkaan Ruele
Performed by Tumelo
Courtesy of Universal Music (Pty) Ltd. South Africa
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not the best ones of the Marvel package.... ! boring.
21 February 2020 | by MR_HeracliusSee all my reviews

'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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Swahili | Nama | Xhosa | Korean

Release Date:

16 February 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$202,003,951, 18 February 2018

Gross USA:

$700,426,566

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,347,426,059
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Dolby Atmos | Auro 11.1 | Dolby Surround 7.1 | DTS (DTS: X)| 12-Track Digital Sound (IMAX 12 track)| Dolby Digital (Digital)

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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