Hollywood Spotlight: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever on top 3 weeks straight
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has reached another impressive box office milestone, grossing over $600 million worldwide following a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday for the critically acclaimed sequel.
Marvel’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is having no trouble staying above the competition at the Thanksgiving box office, even handily trouncing fellow Disney release “Strange World.” After bringing in $8.1 million on Thanksgiving, the superhero sequel exploded on Friday, adding $18.2 million more in ticket sales to its haul. “Wakanda Forever” is the only resounding box office success story this season, on target to push beyond a $350 million domestic gross through Sunday.
We've already heard that Disney plans to push back Black Panther: Wakanda Forever's streaming debut to maximise box office revenue, and with little in the way of competition until Avatar: The Way of Water arrives, that's a smart decision.
The reviews from the film critics and fans alike have been especially positive as movie-goers continue to turn out for the film. This is a great film that does have it's flaws, specifically its length. This was a heavy film that has a lot of deep meaning and themes that might go over the general audience's head. The performances and costumes were fantastic. The buzz also has a great deal of respect for thework Ryan Coogler turned in for a challenging effort that may define his career. “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” is over 80% “fresh” on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. Critics said the film has an “overly busy” plot, but is a poignant tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman, who portrayed T'Challa.
One surprise plot segment highlighted the powerful and alluring Okoye (pictured below). Okoye serves the Black Panther as a personal bodyguard and the nation of Wakanda as a torchbearer of tradition and virtue. Okoye serves the Black Panther as a personal bodyguard and the nation of Wakanda as a torchbearer of tradition and virtue.
She is entirely loyal to the throne of Wakanda and was the General of the Dora Milaje. Such a powerful position warrants a powerful warrior. Okoye is one of the greatest warriors that Wakanda holds, and she remains in perfect union with her country, in mind and body. Yet in this story, she is tested like never before.
"Black Panther: Wakanda Forever ranks among Marvel Studios' best movies, and is an emotional, uplifting, tour de force of a blockbuster," that has so many emotional layers and an impressive science-fiction saga. The two women doing the heacy lifting were masterful. "Letitia Wright delivers a powerhouse performance, while Angela Bassett’s majestic work will leave you reeling. The two as well as Danai Gurira as Okoye.
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