Black Panther Wakanda Forever is rated at 93% on Rotten Tomatoes after first reviews

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Black Panther Wakanda Forever is rated at 93% on Rotten Tomatoes after first reviews

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is coming in hot.


After 70 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, which is widely regarded as the most trusted measurement of quality for film and television, the highly anticipated follow-up film to Black Panther is now sitting at an impressive 93 per cent.

Early reviews started rolling in at the end of October for Marvel's upcoming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and even then the forecast was good.

But, with more reviews seeping through in recent weeks, the film has proven the movie to be an immovable force with critics largely praising the movie.

Brent Hankins from The Lamplight Review gave the highly-anticipated sequel an 8/10.

"Superhero films are rarely imbued with this level of emotional resonance and gravitas, and even though it doesn't reach the heights of the original Black Panther, it's still head and shoulders above the MCU's other post-Avengers: Endgame offerings," he wrote.

Jeffrey Lyles from the hilariously named Lyles' Movie Files said: "Wakanda Forever makes for an emotional farewell to [Chadwick] Boseman while carefully constructing a new path for the franchise."

Juanma Fernández París from Puerto Rico's El Nuevo Día said: "The film carries the unnecessary burden of setting up future projects with certain key characters. Fortunately, [director] Ryan Coogler and the ensemble redeem the film with moving and sincere dramatic scenes."

As the reviews continue to come in, it seems that there are only a handful of critics that aren't walking out of theatres with glowing praise.

Barry Hertz from the Globe and Mail said: "This might not all be so deflating if Wakanda Forever worked, simply, as an action spectacle. But very little here pops."

Mike Massie from Gone With The Twins added: "The repetitive pattern of identifying a quandary, then whipping up a high-tech answer, grows maddeningly frivolous – especially over the course of 160 minutes."

Boseman. Credit: Marvel
Boseman. Credit: Marvel

On the whole, Marvel is being praised for how they have handled the next instalment of the Black Panther franchise and lead actor Chadwick Boseman's passing.

Boseman died of colon cancer in 2020 and his passing left many fans wondering how the Black Panther story would unfold.

But instead of recasting his role, the fictional Marvel kingdom is instead in mourning for the loss of their King, both on-screen and off.

The next instalment will introduce new characters such as RiRi Williams (played by Dominique Thorne) and Namor (played by Tenoch Huerta).

The world premiere was held in Hollywood on October 26, with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige telling Variety that Boseman's body of work would 'last forever' and that 'generation after generation after generation will get to feel his presence'.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever hits cinemas on November 10.

Topics: Film & TV, Film and TV, Celebrity, Marvel, Black Panther

Rachel Lang
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