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Black Panther (2018)

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After the death of his father, Prince T'Challa ascends to the throne of the small African country of Wakanda. T'Challa is also Black Panther, superhero. Now not only must he govern his country but defeat a dangerous adversary.

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Ryan Coogler
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chadwick Boseman ... T'Challa / Black Panther
Michael B. Jordan ... Erik Killmonger
Lupita Nyong'o ... Nakia
Danai Gurira ... Okoye
Martin Freeman ... Everett K. Ross
Daniel Kaluuya ... W'Kabi
Letitia Wright ... Shuri
Winston Duke ... M'Baku
Sterling K. Brown ... N'Jobu
Angela Bassett ... Ramonda
Forest Whitaker ... Zuri
Andy Serkis ... Ulysses Klaue
Florence Kasumba ... Ayo
John Kani ... T'Chaka
David S. Lee ... Limbani
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Storyline

After the events of Captain America: Civil War, Prince T'Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new king. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakandan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war. Written by Editor

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Long live the king. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for prolonged sequences of action violence, and a brief rude gesture | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Language:

Swahili | Nama | English | Xhosa | Korean

Release Date:

16 February 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pantera Negra See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$202,003,951, 16 February 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$700,059,566

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,347,071,259
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Auro 11.1 | Dolby Surround 7.1 | DTS (DTS: X)| 12-Track Digital Sound (IMAX 12 track)

Color:

Color (ACES)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ryan Coogler describe the film's central theme as responsibility and identity: "What do the powerful owe those in need? It separates the good-guys from the villains. What value is strength unless you're using it to help someone? Wakanda pretends to be just another struggling African country, but some of its neighbors are struggling for real. If Wakandans don't stand up for themselves, who will? But if they stand only for themselves, then who are they?" See more »

Goofs

The mixture of languages and occasional use of single words can be very odd. For example, when Zuri congratulates T'Challa, the latter responds with "mzuri" which is Kiswahili for "good." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
N'Jadaka: Baba...
N'Jobu: Yes, my son.
N'Jadaka: Tell me a story.
N'Jobu: Which one?
N'Jadaka: The story of home.
N'Jobu: Millions of years ago, a meteorite made of vibranium, the strongest substance in the universe, struck the continent of Africa, affecting the plant life around it. And when the time of man came, five tribes settled on it and called it Wakanda. The tribes lived in constant war with each other until a warrior shaman received a vision from the Panther Goddess Bast, who led him to the Heart-Shaped Herb, a plant that ...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The main credits for the people of Wakanda are colored according to the tribe:
  • the cast credits for the members of the Wakandan royal family are in purple/gold, the royal colors.
  • Forest Whitaker's credit is in purple, as befits Zuri's role as adviser to the royal family.
  • Lupita Nyong'o's credit is shaded green, the River Tribe color.
  • Danai Gurira's credit is shaded red, the Dora Milaje color.
  • Daniel Kaluuya's credit is shaded blue, the Border Tribe color.
  • Winston Duke's credit is represented by an ape face, since the Jabari have no tribe color.
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Alternate Versions

In advance of the film's release in India, the filmmakers removed all references to the Hindu god Hanuman presumably to avoid generating any controversy surrounding the film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Black Panther Hysteria: A Rant (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

How Dare You
Written by Professor Langa, T.J. Moropa, Themba Sekowe
Performed by Professor featuring Mr. Selwyn
Courtesy of Kalawa Jazmee/Universal Music (Pty) Ltd. South Africa under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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I liked it at first.
21 October 2018 | by janmanuel2See all my reviews

I am between a 5 and a 6 on this. It was vastly overrated by the professional reviewers. I am sure their reviews were politically motivated. I loved the cast but I agree that characters were superficial and not defined as they should have been. I also feel more humor was needed in the movie. This can't compare to other Marvel movies. It's a one shot deal for us. We don't need to hear any more preaching.


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