I finally got the chance to watch the much acclaimed Black Panther over the weekend and I was honestly expecting that considering we’re clocking four weeks following the debut, the cinemas would be almost empty.
With all the “Wakanda fever” that has been going round since the much touted super hero film premiered on valentine’s day, I had been convinced that I was the only one who hadn’t watched the movie so you can imagine my pleasant surprise on Saturday when it turned out to be a full cinema at the Imax Garden City Mall.
I made sure I adhered to the Wakanda dresscode by rocking an ankra gown and at 6:05 pm I made my way into the Imax screen two, crossing my fingers because I was five minutes late, well, fashionably late, and I was afraid that I would find the movie running already.
Luckily, the trailers were still running and the atmosphere was filled with light chats and animated laughs from the audience, with flash lights beaming across the cinema hall as selfie moments rained the air. Three minutes later, the much awaited action kicked in and the hall went quiet!
When the final credits ran through the screen, I could here a “niice” from the couple seated next to us and my partner and i were just as thrilled.
The Black Panther indeed lived to the hype it has generated and its one of those films and you can just watch more than once. Home girl Lupita Nyon’go, who played Nakia in the movie, did not disappoint and put up a sterling performance, blending into her warrior role like the true soldier that she is.
The Black Panther’s storyline is well crafted, thrilling and full of spectacle. Some of the punch lines left the audience in stitches. The movie has depth and diversity.
“I had read like a dozen reviews before I came to watch the watch the movie today and I felt like I knew what to expect already but after watching it; it has surpassed my expectations,” said Chris, an engineering student at the Jomo Kenyatta University.
“Am not a movie person but this was a good one! I loved it because as much as the story is based on an African set up, it creatively fuses technology, which is a clear reflection of where the world is headed,” said Eric, a Banker.
“Am watching the black panther now for the third time and I still think it’s overrated,” said Sandra.
“The movie was epic!” I think the producers outdid themselves,” said George Mosomi, Blockchain developer/ electrical engineer.
BLACK PANTHER SEQUEL CONFIRMED
As many guys anticipated, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that a Black Panther sequel is on the way
BLACK PANTHER PASSES $1 BILLION AT GLOBAL BOX OFICE
Black Panther crossed the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office this weekend. The film earned an estimated $41.1 million this weekend, which is now the third-largest fourth weekend of all time at the domestic box office.
Black Panther also opened in China this weekend, earning $66.5 million. This makes it the fourth-highest grossing opening for a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie in the country.
Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, with Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.