After a firmly dominant run at the box office, Marvel Studio’s Black Panther, the 18th film of their cinematic universe, has arrived for home viewing. That makes it a perfect time for the folks at Screen Junkies to give it the Honest Trailers treatment.
Besides breaking records monetarily, the film was critically well received and adored by most of the masses (not counting the people that hated it just because it was a black hero film) meaning the Screen Junkies writers couldn’t find a ton at fault with the film and didn’t get to use their trademark biting commentary that features in many of the trailers.
On the positive side, they pointed out that this film subverted expectations and presented a hero that didn’t deal in the typical quips or smartass remarks of pretty much most of the Marvel heroes. Alongside that was the fact that the film has more moral nuances and has a love interest with far more agency than most of the other films.
On the negative side, the film does fall into the realm where some CGI is a bit off and the third act is a giant battle that reminds you that it is indeed a Marvel film. There is also the whole thing where Vibranium kind of becomes a catch-all substance that serves any purpose that the writers deem.
Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther is now available digitally and on Blu-ray/DVD.