- 10th February, 2018 | 1715 views
Black Panther : Still Breaking Records Despite Sabotage Plot
One of the most anticipated film releases of the last few years sees Marvels latest movie take Centre Stage.
Black Panther is breaking all MCU (marvel Cinematic Universe) records for pre sales of the movie that is release across all cinemas in the UK on Monday 12 February, 2018.
Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.
Black Panther is a flagship movie for the MCU. It is the first in the 17-film franchise to boast a black lead in Chadwick Boseman and also the first to feature a black director in Ryan Coogler of who was behind Creed the Rocky movie.
Many people see the movie as monumental as one of the few Hollywood movies with positive black representation and definitely one of the few superheroes. It must be clear though it isn’t the first as some claim we have such classics as literally comical Meteor Man and very dark Blade ft Wesley Snipes.
Marvel have been very clever with their marketing with the film being released in Black history month in the US and targeted towards the Black community. It has used social marketing and youth culture to get the movie out to grass roots to amazing success.
The official trailer dropped 16 October, racking up 17 million views and giving viewers more of a look at the fictional country of Wakanda which showed how the movie was set mainly in Africa.
Marvel’s campaign has been received positively with one notable exception. A group called ‘Down With Disney’s Treatment of Franchises and its Fanboys’ were planning to tank the movie’s Rotten Tomatoes score. Members claimed to have done the same with Star Wars: The Last Jedi, due to its inclusion of new, diverse characters.
Facebook removed the group from the site for violating community standards. Rotten Tomatoes said it does not condone hate speech and acted to remove this as quickly as possible. Black Panther sits at a 98% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The negative reviews noted .
The filmed had its premiere on Thursday to rave reviews and with a cast that includes Michael B Jordan, Angela Basset and Lupita Nyong’o your sure to be satisfied.
Check out the trailer here