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Kevin Brown
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Posted: 10 April 2018 at 8:28pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Just now getting to commenting on this after seeing it this past Thursday.

I loved it.  It's currently my favorite Marvel movie.  I could watch this over and over again.

However, and with that said, there was one tiny scene that stuck out to me and bothers me:  The heist at the Museum of Great Britain.  The heist itself was not the issue, but the getaway was.....  The cars were on the wrong side of the road for Britain.  Now this may have been mentioned earlier in this thread, but I've avoided it to not see any spoilers.   And while it's certainly not going to diminish my enjoyment of this movie, it is an "odd blemish" in an otherwise great movie.
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James Woodcock
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Posted: 15 April 2018 at 10:00pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Just been to see it again. No need to worry Kevin, the cars were on the correct side of the road.
What happened, was the ambulance was parked in the right and then as it drove off it was aiming for the left hand side of the road but the shot ended before it got there. It was definitely heading for the left though.
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Jabari Lamar
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Posted: 10 May 2018 at 3:47pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Ryan Coogler Would Make A Female Black Panther Spinoff
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Steven Myers
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Posted: 05 June 2018 at 8:40am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Watched this yesterday. Lived up to al the hype. Excellent film!!
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Jabari Lamar
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Black Panther Expects To Surpass $700 Million In Domestic Box Office This Weekend
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Brian Miller
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Posted: 04 August 2018 at 1:11pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Is it still in theaters?!?
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Christopher Frost
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Posted: 04 August 2018 at 8:43pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I think it's still playing in a few of those cheapo second run discount theaters.
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Shane Matlock
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Posted: 04 August 2018 at 11:04pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Finally watched this the other day as a rental from Amazon. Enjoyed it quite a bit, especially Michael B. Jordan as Killmonger. A much better fit than his role as Johnny Storm in the horrible FF movie.

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Brian Hague
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Finally saw this. It was okay. Much of the enjoyment came near the end when Killmonger calls for his army to attack the Panther and seeing who would and who would not. Otherwise... Michael B. Jordan has the best role in the film; a bad guy who isn't chewing the scenery; he's redesigning the landscape. Once again, we have a villain who's not exactly wrong in what he's after; it's more a matter of degree and method. 

I was watching with my friend who's a George Lucas worshiper and so a great many scenes drew visual comparisons with the Star Wars prequels: Wakanda ("Coruscant"); the meeting room ("Jedi Council." "It's true. They really don't get out of those chairs." "She's kind of like Yoda. Or Yaddle, the female Yoda..."); the lights of the underground city ("Gungan City." "Roger Ebert called it an 'underwater Lamps Plus.'")

I pointed out that T'Challa's appeal to M'Baku for an army was almost exactly that of Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan's to Boss Nass. ("The menace is to all of us!" "You and your kind don't show up here or acknowledge us until now...") I was glad when M'Baku turned down the request. Boss Nass should have as well. Of course it's all in service of the "surprise" assist near the end of the battle (not really a surprise at all), but the parallel was fairly striking.

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by how strong some of the themes were and I enjoyed the performances overall, but, having just watched the final episode of "Community" recently, I kept being reminded of the episode's observations on "all of these disappointing, middle-of-the-road, boring-ass Marvel movies..."*

* Paraphrasing, but it was something like that. Worth noting, Alison Brie's character acknowledges Jeff's point, but says that it's really, really risky for someone her age to do so... To date, Alison Brie has not appeared in any Marvel movies.


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Brian Rhodes
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For the most part, I don't greatly enjoy Michael B. Jordan's work. He was pretty solid in CREED, but I thought he was the weak link in this film. 

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Christopher Frost
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I agree with Brian on this point. I've seen a lot of praise for Michael B. Jordan and his work in this film but I found him a little flat. The character was written with an interesting backstory and an understandable grudge, but his portrayal of the part was somewhat generic. 
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Matt Reed
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Posted: 05 August 2018 at 11:23pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

I'll have to respectfully disagree.  Was it the best Marvel villain or the best Michael B. Jordan role ever?  No.  That said, I found him compelling on an emotional level and a good counterpoint to T'Challa.  I also have to admit that I'm a huge fan of his work.  Have been since his debut on the first season of THE WIRE.
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Wallace Sellars
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Posted: 08 August 2018 at 5:02pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

Jordan did a great job with the role.

[edited to add a missing word]

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Jabari Lamar
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I thought Jordan was excellent (in many ways, he outshined Boseman), and Kilmonger is currently my favorite of all the Marvel movie villains (providing that we're specifically talking about the MCU, which discounts Magneto, as portrayed by both Sir Ian McKellon and Michael Fassbender). Probably due to the fact that I personally could identify with his motivations, while still acknowledging the evil of his methods.
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Michael Roberts
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I get kind of frustrated with the “Killmonger was right” memes. Killmonger was not right. You know who was right? Nakia! Because she was saying the same sorts of things, but her arguments involved less murder. :)
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Fabrice Renault
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Black Panther movie was good, but far from perfect. Killmonger was evil enough but I think Klaw stole the show every time he was on the screen. I do hope he will return in his final form after the Infinity War.
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Jabari Lamar
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As I said, I can recognize the evil of his methods, but understood why he felt that way. There have been times in my life where "an eye for an eye" felt justified (and I do own a hoodie that says Killmonger Was Right, I love the looks I get). 
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Robert Shepherd
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Posted: 09 August 2018 at 5:57pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

I need to watch the movie again, but I recall that, for me, Killmonger was pretty one dimensional. He had one emotion the entire movie.
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Robin Taylor
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Killmonger was absolutely right. Overnight seismic shift of the power differential between the marginalized and the privileged would inevitably drive the world into chaos but eventually the pendulum would swing back. Given the global impact of centuries of colonialism on indigenous peoples, having the power dynamic flip is about due.

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Brian Rhodes
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So, Killmonger and Thanos were pretty much after the same end by similar means: cataclysm leading to balance. Only one was on the scale of a single planet, the other...all of them. 
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Robert Shepherd
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Killmonger was a terrorist, murderous villain. Son of a terrorist dad, innocent as a child, abandoned for sure, but once he went to the dark side, he was at fault for his own dark actions.
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Paul Kimball
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Killmonger was absolutely right. Overnight seismic shift of the power
differential between the marginalized and the privileged would inevitably drive
the world into chaos but eventually the pendulum would swing back. Given the
global impact of centuries of colonialism on indigenous peoples, having the
power dynamic flip is about due.
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His thoughts were right but were his actions to murder people also right? I
would say no as I hope you do as well. If not, then I'm assuming you will one
day murder me if I don't vote the same as you!
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Michael Roberts
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Posted: 12 August 2018 at 10:20pm | IP Logged | 23 post reply

Nakia Was Right.
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Doug Jones
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Clearly, Marvel was right.
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