Black Panther ★★★½

You can feel the sameness of Black Panther in the structure of its story, its main character's arc from far more than ordinary to outright superhero, and its apparent need to connect this story to the larger Marvel universe of superheroes. Watching the film, though, is to see something completely different in the realm of these stories. Most prominently, it's about an African hero, whose roots and race are fundamental to the film's isolated world and its concerns with the hero's place in the wider world.

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