The premiere of Black Panther in southern California was definitely the wildest event I’ve ever witness. Thousands of movie goers were wearing African traditional clothing. The movie, which builds off the popular “Avengers” superhero franchise, stars Chadwick Boseman as the butt-kicking King T’Challa of Wakanda, a mythical African nation that faces internal strife over whether to share its super-advanced technology with the outside world.
After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. 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.
I only thing I didn’t like about black panther film was the fake African accent. I’m originally from the Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire) located in west Africa. Apart from the accent issue, the movie’s representation of pan-African culture was well-received.
I extremely love the costumes and thought the costume designer did a fantastic job. The movie’s costume designer, Ruth Carter, told the world that her team pulled color, geometry and other design elements from a variety of African cultures into the distinctive vision of “Afrofuturism” on display in Wakanda.
African culture was represented very well in this film and I recommend everyone to watch this masterpiece.