DVD Film Review: Black Panther

Actor Chadwick Boseman who played T’Challa, the Black Panther died at the age of 43 of colon cancer. Everything I’ve read about him says he was an amazing human being, both talented and kind. He was married only last year but he and his wife had no children. According to his official biography, he was a Christian and actually prayed to get the role of the Black Panther.

I’m reblogging my review of the 2018 film “Black Panther” in his honor. Rest in Peace, Chadwick. Wakanda Forever.

black panther Promotional poster for the 2018 film “Black Panther”

Okay, so last night, I watched Black Panther (2018) and loved it. Actually, for me, picking up the main themes wasn’t difficult at all, and yes it is more than just another superhero story. It’s both the epic tale of a new King who is struggling to determine the direction of his nation, and a spiritual journey for personal truth, especially between father and son.

I’m not being frivolous or unkind when I say that the latter reminded me of the 1994 Disney film The Lion King. After all, Simba (voiced by Matthew Broderick) has to come to terms with his guilt over his father Mufasa’s (voiced by James Earl Jones) death and his worthiness to become a King. He is also challenged by his rival Scar (voiced by Jeremy Irons) and must risk death fighting for the right to ascend…

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