Wakanda Forever delivers on Marvel Studios’ promise of a tribute to Chadwick Boseman and an end to Phase 4 while it manages to keep the story focused on the African country.
Wakanda Forever is definitely one of the best Marvel Studios movies, if not the best. Ryan Coogler did a perfect job as a director and co-writer to produce an amazing tribute to Boseman, while advancing the story of Wakanda.
In fact, the movie is a mix of two major things. As we saw in the first movie, Coogler is not shy about political statements, and this movie is no different. Right from the beginning, the movie sets up as a political and ideological conflict wrapped up in grief. Wakanda has lost her king due to an illness, and the world is attacking them trying to steal their resources. Sounds familiar?
On the other side, you get Talokan, another nation ravaged by colonizer, driven to hide, and who’s king, Namor, will do anything to defend his people.
Without getting into spoilers, the movie definitely has some standouts. Angela Bassett delivers a powerful performance that, in my opinion, is worthy of an award. Similar to her is Tenoch Huerta. His presence as Namor is undeniably a fantastic addition to the MCU, and one that will probably rival the biggest stars and characters. Yes, his character shares some of the same struggles as Wakanda, but he kept his identity and held his own.
In typical Marvel fashion, the only issue I have with the movie is a single sub-plot that didn’t do any service for this one, but it’s meant to setup future projects.
Should you watch it?
Where can I watch it?
Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is now streaming on Disney Plus.