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Black Panther (2018)
Run-of-the-mill blockbuster entertainment with an added bonus of some topical (yet modest) social and political commentary
Black Panther is pretty run-of-the-mill Disney/Marvel if you take it at face value. However, with its somewhat Shakespearian plot combined with themes about the dangers of isolationism it brings with it a few takes on the superhero-blockbuster formula that feels fresh and captivating. It's one of those rare Disney/Marvel movies that stands on its own feet instead of being a 2-hour set up for the next project in line.
On top of that Black Panther also takes a couple of well deserved jabs at social injustices as well as both "old-school" western imperialism and modern western imperialism. The jabs may be modest and somewhat unsophisticated (which is to be expected when it comes to movies made and released on this scale) but at least they are still there, and that is something I very much appreciate!
Script, pacing, acting, CGI etc. strikes me as above average overall so no complaints there. In short, Black Panther is well worth a watch and hopefully something that might contribute to Disney/Marvel upping their game yet another step in the future.