Review: ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ is a must-see


Danai Gurira, left, as Okoye and Letitia Wright as Shuri in Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” (Eli Ade/Marvel/TNS)

Wakanda Forever. These words are forever ingrained in the  hearts of many for the tragic passing of the original Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman). Wakanda Forever is more than a phrase, it’s a promise that a civilization can go forward in the face of unspeakable hardship and inescapable grief.


Accompanied by alluring music, ludicrous special effects and a thought provoking story, ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ is a blockbuster not to miss.


After the passing of her brother King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), Shuri (Letitia Wright) and her family attempt to defend the Kingdom of Wakanda from international powers in search for the mythical material known as vibranium. All the Wakandans band together in hope for a brighter future for their nation and the globe. However, this path is cut short as a new global force lurks in the dark, murky waters led by Namor (Tenoch Huerta).


Straying away from a cookie-cutter vigilante film, ‘Wakanda Forever’ includes  a bright and unique film score. Made by Ludwig Göransson, the soundtrack embeds vibrant  native culture into the story, ranging from ancient Aztec and Meso-Amercian melodies to traditional African pieces and modern music.


Although cinematography and the score of the film are key aspects, the most prominent is the story. This is in spite of hitting roadblocks, such as the death of the main actor in the series, Chadwick Boseman.


The integrity of the story still remains, adapting and evolving to fit the known circumstances. We would rate this movie a 4/5 due to the somber feel to it, as there isn’t much comedy. This is mainly caused by Boseman’s death. If it’s through its crisp cinematography, well-rounded music, or its endearing story, this film has a lot to offer on the big screen.