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michaelgd’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
A few quick thoughts:
-I always find it funny when they carve out slices of real countries on maps in order to make room for places like Wakanda, Latveria, etc. The creators of these properties know that there are actually real places there, full of real people, right? Why the perpetual need to make something up; why is it so inconceivable that a Kenyan Tony Stark might discover vibranium? And why do these places always seem to ruled by princes?
-Monarchies are not good. An enlightened despot, is still a despot.
-We don't actually get to see much of "average Wakandans." I know it's not that kind of movie.
-The whole "Bonnie & Clyde" episode felt wholly unnecessary.
-The CIA should not be trusted.
-I find it hard to believe that the leaders of an extremely isolationist society would so immediately put their trust in a CIA agent. Why do they so readily buy the story about N'Jadaka being an imperialist catspaw? What, the CIA don't lie to people or have ulterior motives?
-In the end, I didn't think that Black Panther did enough to differentiate itself from other Marvel movies to earn the plaudits that have been heaped upon it.