Black Panther ★★★★

This is what every MCU film that doesn't have "Avengers" in the title SHOULD be.

A standalone film, impeccably cast and directed, that fits into the cinematic universe without the need to keep signalling the existence of it's sibling films.

Yes, it's slightly overlong, and the supporting characters are not as fleshed out as they could be.

But the cinematography is pure eye candy, the cast is electric, and the film manages to be funny, heartbreaking, and breathtaking in rapid succession.