Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

critic Reviews

, 84% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • A poignant tribute that satisfyingly moves the franchise forward, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever marks an ambitious and emotionally rewarding triumph for the MCU.
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    Adam KempenaarFilmspotting
    The MCU’s mechanics are too oppressive to allow for true mournful meditation.
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    Albert SamahaBuzzFeed News
    The first Black Panther... set a bar Wakanda Forever didn't come close to matching. But taken on its own terms, as a superhero sequel tasked with serving an unusually wide range of needs, it stands as a different kind of accomplishment.
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    Dwight BrownDwightBrownInk.com
    Wow! You’ll say that over and over again as this mind-blowing, superhero epic unfolds. Wow!
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    Melanie McFarlandSalon.com
    Wakanda Forever may not be the perfect Marvel movie, but [it] prove its worthiness as a bridge – not merely between Phase 4 and Phase 5... but from the bleakness of loss to a stable place from which a new generation can move forward.
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    tt stern-enziWXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH)
    The most unlikely Marvel film ever... they take these really small bites of grieving, and they can extend them and live in them, and still be able to tell an engaging action-oriented story.
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    Sara Michelle FettersMovieFreak.com
    I find I respect Coogler’s sequel more than I actually enjoyed it, and that’s as disappointing a turn of events as any I could have imagined.
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    Eli GlasnerCBC News Network
    In the end, Wakanda Forever is about a choice. Do you rage? Or do you accept and let go. Saying farewell without forgetting. Moving on. That Coogler managed to embed that in a Marvel movie is a minor miracle and fitting tribute to the talent we lost.
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    Diego PeraltaFilm Inquiry
    While suffering from exhausting connections to the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is an emotional tribute to Chadwick Boseman, with an exploration of grief easily capable of reaching the audience’s heart.
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    David NusairReel Film Reviews
    A palpable low point for the Marvel Cinematic Universe...
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    Rich ClineShadows on the Wall
    Finally breaking the tyranny of the superhero blockbuster structure, filmmaker Ryan Coogler makes an unusually affecting sequel that takes a darker and far more emotional approach to storytelling.
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