‘Black Panther’ Without THE Black Panther

Movie Review


Marvel Studios

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is the sequel of the first movie, “Black Panther” released in 2018.

The storyline of “Black Panther” completely changed after the passing of Chadwick Boseman, the actor of the movie’s major role, T’Challa.

There have been several adjustments since the “Black Panther” movie release in February 2018 for both fans and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel fans were skeptical of what to expect when “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”, a sequel, was released.

The director of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Ryan Coogler, incorporated his own and the public’s emotions towards losing Boseman within the film by adding sentimental aspects and portraying an image of the feeling of losing family members.

As the only remaining members of the royal family, Queen Ramonda (T’Challa’s mother) and his younger sister, Shuri, were unsure of what they should do next. Citizens of Wakanda stressed that without a black panther to protect them. The royal family was wonderful before both the father and son passed away. As the only kids of King T’Chaka and Queen Romanda, T’Challa rises as the black panther and Shuri is known as the science prodigy of the royal family. Shuri creates the technology that supports the kingdom. Additionally, Shuri and T’Challa were depicted as siblings with a nice bond within the film.

After the death of T’Challa, the outside world believed it was a great idea to obtain vibranium from within Wakanda. Shuri had to step up to fill in her brother’s shoes and become the next black panther.

Shuri has a lot to learn in order to become a fearless leader. Luckily, she kept an open mind and let older leaders guide her in becoming a good leader after Queen Romanda’s death in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”

The new plot was centered on women’s empowerment and independence. This was surprising given that the main character in the novel represented a man who was meant to protect his kingdom.

In this sequel, several familiar characters from the first film were given additional screen time. Angela Bassett, the actress of Queen Romanda, was nominated for the “Best Supporting Actress” Oscar award.

From a film focusing on a male character’s position, as the most powerful protector of the kingdom, was shifted to a film meant to empower women.

I honestly believe the second sequel was more focused on family and powerful women. This was a really heartfelt and motivating movie for all ages, and I feel everyone can benefit from Shuri’s evolution.