A LEGACY FULFILLED
Review of "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever"
Adrianna Loyd, Reporter
December 9, 2022
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” released to the theaters on Nov. 11. Directed by Ryan Coogler, the sequel follows Shuri, a Wakandan princess experiencing grief due to the loss of her brother T’Challa. Shuri must encounter obstacles presented to her such as the fight over resources with the U.S. and defending her country against the antagonist Namor.
Namor and his people, the Talokan, are an underwater community inspired by Mayan culture, from their intricate costume designs to the language they speak. Namor or sometimes known as Kukulkan is a serpent god with winged feet and pointy ears. With super strength, speed, and the ability to breathe underwater and on land, Kukulkan ensues the idea of world domination to Princess Shuri as revenge for all the wrongdoings the land has done to Talokan. As Shuri declines, Namor retaliates and attacks Wakanda.
This two hour and thirty-minute movie, although long, was very fast paced. It was a captivating movie, and really brought the deserved representation to both unique cultures. From its amazing soundtrack to its outstanding acting by Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, and many more. It taught lessons, brought up realistic issues such as dealing with grief, and conflict between countries for resources. This film solidified the legacy the late Chadwick Boseman created as the Black Panther.