“Wakanda Forever” is a thrilling and action-packed addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe that delivers on the promise of its predecessor, “Black Panther.” The film takes viewers back to the technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda, and explores the aftermath of T’Challa’s death.
One of the standout aspects of “Wakanda Forever” is its focus on strong and compelling female characters. The film centers around the character of Shuri, played by Letitia Wright, who steps up to lead Wakanda in the wake of her brother T’Challa’s death. Other notable female characters include Okoye, played by Danai Gurira, and Nakia, played by Lupita Nyong’o, who all play key roles in the story.
The tribute to the real-life death of Chadwick Boseman was really touching. The pain expressed by many of the actors seemed real, and it made the film richer. So making his death part of the story took the Black Panther in new directions. It was not the typical, predictable Marvel Movie, which made me love it even more.
A new source of vibranium is found, which leads to an exciting chain of events that kept building and building. It is an exciting story in many ways – the action, the characters, their emotional journeys, the wonder, and the film has a lot of heart. A lot. The perspectives of the characters is not one-dimensional, which made the story all the more compelling.
This movie requires no beer to enjoy it. In fact, I plan on watching it again. If you loved Black Panther and Wonder Woman, you’re going to love this movie. It’s rare to get a great story with big action, so I would say this is one of Marvel’s best.
Here’s the trailer: