Black Panther: Wakanda Forever first reviews are out and here's what critics are saying about the final movie of phase 4
The first reviews of Ryan Coogler's sequel are out, with the movie receiving praise and holding a stellar 94% on Rotten Tomatoes.
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Following overwhelming positive reactions on social media, the review embargo for the highly anticipated sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has lifted and we finally get to see how critics feel about the movie.
The movie currently holds an impressive 94% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 80 reviews, with most praising the performance of the cast, direction, and action.
However a few did point out the 2 hrs, 30 mins+ run-times and Some also seemed to feel that the script was a tad uneven. So let's take a look at what the critics have to say.
"There’s a great deal to enjoy here, and fans of “Black Panther” won’t necessarily leave feeling disappointed, but there’s a sense of strong elements not quite coming together."
"Director Ryan Coogler delivers a powerful follow-up to the phenomenal 2018 Black Panther that’s funny, clever and heartbreaking, impressive in its world-building, honest in its view of world politics and naturally packed with huge action sequences."
"Somehow Coogler and the returning cast of Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett and Winston Duke did it, creating a film that is emotional, enthralling and most of all, unapologetic."
"There is much to be admired here, a care for craft and detail on a higher plane than other Marvel fare. Still, some will no doubt miss the tight focus and energy of Black Panther. This sequel is more scattered, a vast expansion with a hole at its center."
"Though its lugubrious and plodding narrative spins its wheels ahead of someone coming along to fill T’Challa’s shoes, Wakanda Forever does stand out for its depictions of grief."
"Presented the daunting task of bidding farewell to a star tragically taken in his prime in sober but stirring fashion, Coogler has given audiences, and the studio, a solidly and gracefully executed dive into a “Wakanda” for right now."
"It’s a movie about not seeing beyond your own grief... Every narrative tendril is implicated in grief, from historical colonialism to environmental exploitation to political repression.
So Marvel fans will have to wait till Friday to see how the sequel holds up the original and if the new Black Panther is a worthy successor to King T'Challa.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will hit theaters on November 11.