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Black Panther (2018)

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T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.

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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

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A king will rise. See more »


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12 | See all certifications »

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Language:

Swahili | Nama | English | Xhosa | Korean

Release Date:

14 February 2018 (Netherlands) 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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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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Trivia

To create the film's score, Göransson had a 92-piece live orchestra, a 40-person choir, and over 40 different musicians playing traditional African instruments. Much as the filmmakers had a color story woven throughout the film, there are leitmotifs, which are musical cues representing the characters throughout the film's narrative and which develop alongside them. See more »

Goofs

When T'Challa is in coma, his mother makes him drink the herb potion and then covers his body and face completely with snow. As he comes conscious, he sits up with a jerk but there is no sign of snow falling off from his face and neck. 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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In the Trunk
Written by Too $hort (as Todd Shaw) and Shorty B (as Stuart Jordan)
Performed by Too $hort
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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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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