Black Panther: Wakanda Forever - Ambitious and/or Bloated
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.
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- 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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