Chantal’s review published on Letterboxd:
Wakanda Forever was a beautifully made film about grief. It wasn’t about superhero vs antihero. It was about moving on, growing and figuring out what’s to come.
We watch a country keep fighting the right from the colonizers trying to take, while continue to grieve their king. Shuri trying to do anything to keep her mind off of losing her brother and Queen Ramonda mourning the loss of a son. The country still strong without their protector.
Their other threat? The arrogant and powerful Namor will do whatever necessary to protect his people. What I love is how he and Shuri are the same as the film goes on. They’re fighting the same fight and finding ways to see who the real enemy truly is.
The performances were amazing but the standout for me was Tenoch Huerta Mejía as Namor. He takes the scene every time and made me fall in love even more if it was ever possible. Bassett as Queen Mother was astounding but I mean, nothing less from the Queen. Letitia Wright showing she can stand toe to toe with the rest and pulling at your heartstrings as a young woman, who wants to watch the world burn as it’s taken from her.
There’s so much more I wanna say but I said so much already, and I’m overwhelmed in the best of ways.
We lost our King T’Challa / Chadwick Boseman, and Ryan Coogler delivers a story fitting for the loss of him. As you watch, you could feel his presence throughout the film. It was the perfect send off.
I hope everyone gets to enjoy this film as I did.