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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever - Ambitious and/or Bloated

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever - Ambitious and/or Bloated

Update: 2022-11-16
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MOVIE DISCUSSION: 

Melvin & Dan can only agree on one thing: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is, in fact, a Marvel movie. To focus their attention, Melvin proposes four ambitions that he feels will make-or-break the film for audience members.

Topics:

  • (PATREON EXCLUSIVE) 44-minutes discussing Kevin Conroy's passing, Video Rental store nostalgia, and media curation (PATREON EXCLUSIVE) 
  • Reflecting on Black Panther's immense cultural impact and success. 
  • Reminiscing on the intended plans for King T'Challa in the MCU post-Endgame. 
  • Melvin liked that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever had a somewhat self-serious profile as opposed to the more flippant, light sensibilities of other Marvel fare. 
  • However, Melvin has four headers - ambitions - that he observed within Black Panther: Wakanda Forever that he felt prevented him from "buying in" to the fiction of the film but may actually be beneficial qualities to certain audience members. 
  • His first point covers the film's global stage for a political drama between potentially warring counties. 
  • His second point covers the personal character stories within the film. 
  • A brief aside from the points, Melvin and Daniel agree: the suits at the end of the movie aren't that good. 
  • Melvin's third point has to do with the film's metatextual pairing of T'Challa's fictional death and Chadwick Boseman's real-life death. 
  • Melvin's final point covers what he would consider inefficient pacing, such as scenes clearly setting up future movies, or scenes having only one purpose at a time rather than being dynamic in detail. 

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever - Ambitious and/or Bloated

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever - Ambitious and/or Bloated

Melvin & Dan