This week’s multicultural movie review is on the superhero movie Black Panther based on the Marvel comic book of the same name, which was created in 1966 during the turbulent civil rights era in The United States by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, 2 Jewish New Yorkers, as a way to give black readers a superhero character to identify with.

 

IMDB Summary: T’Challa, the King of Wakanda, rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider who was a childhood victim of T’Challa’s father’s mistake.

 

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Multicultural Topics Addressed

  • African nation with its own developed culture free from European influence and ruled by its own people
  • Strong black superhero women characters
  • Wakanda as a symbol of what would Africa be like if African nations developed long-term strategies to harness Africa’s natural resources
  • Identity issues of black and African people
  • Black Americans attempts to reconnect with Africa
  • History and tradition of different African nations

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IMDB Rating: 7.9/10

Movie poster taglines: “Long live the king.”

                                      “Hero. Legend. King.”

                                      “A king will rise.”

                                      “The Avengers have a new king.”

Starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o

Directed by Ryan Coogler

Produced by Kevin Feige

Released: 16 February 2018 (USA)

 

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