If you haven’t seen Black Panther yet, what are you waiting for? It is an amazing movie. I’m not a Marvel fanatic, so don’t ever put me in a contest where all the questions are about Marvel because you will hate me and probably beat me up if you are a competitive person.
I was only going to see the movie because of the cast. I mean an all-black amazing cast like who wouldn’t want to see that.
Going into the movie, I had no clue what to expect because again, not a Marvel fan, but as soon as the movie began it was Black, Blackity Black and I was in awe.
Ava DuVernay said “These characters, are rulers of a kingdom, inventors and creators of advanced technology. We’re not dealing with black pain, black suffering and black poverty.”
Ava also said “At the heart of Wakanda, lie some of our most excruciating existential questions: “What if they didn’t come? And what if they didn’t take us? What would that have been?”
Those were my exact thoughts…the scene after T‘Challa won and became king and all the Wakandans were standing on Warrior Falls excited, clapping and dancing. The camera panned back and it kept going up and it was all these beautiful people who looked like me. It was one of the most beautiful things I ever saw. At that point I was invested. This movie was For Us!
Although I know Wakanda is fictional, I want it to be real SO BAD. It’s a place where women are respected and treated equally. It’s a place where all of US are doing well. We are smart, talented and innovative and although that is true for us here in Wakanda everyone knows it and respects it, unlike here it is like pulling teeth to be respected.
Wakanda is a place where you can be you. You don’t have to try to fit in because everyone is like you.
I also love this film because the climate we are in right now sucks and I want our kids to know they are amazing and wonderfully made and I think Black Panther does that for them.
We showed up and showed out for this film so I hope that shows the industry that we support US and soon we will have more films where everyone who looks like us is shown in a positive light.
Black Panther changed the game and made me love myself and my people more. We know how to show out and I LOVE IT!!