The latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the much anticipated “Black Panther”. With a star-studded cast and Ryan Coogler (“Creed”, “Fruitvale Station”) at the helm, “Black Panther” promises to be a comic book movie, unlike anything we’ve seen before.
“Black Panther” also marks the first time in the new era of comic book movies (AKA Nolan’s “Batman Begins” and beyond), that the world will be treated to a comic book movie with lead by a black actor! #WhatATimeToBeAlive
The film had its world premiere on Monday night in Los Angeles (Tuesday morning MYT) — yes, we’re jealous AF — and critics’ early reactions just broke film Twitter.
RB3 from the Schmoes Know YouTube channel calls the movie “awe-inspiring”, saying that Michael B. Jordan’s “Killmonger is the best MCU villain since Loki.”
#BlackPanther is an inventive, spiritual, and socially conscious spin on the traditional Marvel origin story. The entire cast is great, the spectacle is awe-inspiring, and Killmonger is the best MCU villain since Loki.
— Robert Butler III (@DirectorRB3) January 30, 2018
Ash Crossan, video producer and host at Entertainment Tonight:
— Ash Crossan (@AshCrossan) January 30, 2018ADVERTISEMENT
Kumail Nanjiani, Comedian, and co-writer of the Oscar-nominated “The Big Sick”:
Black Panther. So very good. I cheered and laughed and pumped my fist. I’ve never seen a super hero movie like it. Everybody involved with it deserves a medal and a high five.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) January 30, 2018
Jay Washinton, regularly seen on Collider Video and Screen Junkies:
OH MY GOD YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO #BlackPanther ITS SURREAL HOW AMAZING this film is !!!
— Jay Washington (@MrJayWashington) January 30, 2018
The founder and Editor-in-Chief of Heroic Hollywood, says that an “argument can be made for Black Panther being the best Marvel film ever!”
I think the argument can be made for #BlackPanther being the best Marvel film ever! Just got out of premiere & overwhelmed at the imagery, the majesty, & a film that elevates the superhero genre to new heights. pic.twitter.com/LSkWEconB4
— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) January 30, 2018
Phil Owen, entertainment writer for The Wrap, even goes as far as to say that Michael B. Jordan’s Killmonger is comparable to Heath Ledger’s The Joker. HOLY SHIT!!!!
Like for real Michael B Jordan's Killmonger is the new Heath Ledger's Joker. The standard.
— Phil "2018 Will Be Worse" Owen (@philrowen) January 30, 2018
Jen Yamato, journalist for the LA Times:
BLACK PANTHER is incredible, kinetic, purposeful. A superhero movie about why representation & identity matters, and how tragic it is when those things are denied to people. The 1st MCU movie about something real; Michael B. Jordan’s Killmonger had me weeping and he’s the VILLAIN
— jen yamato (@jenyamato) January 30, 2018