Black Panther is undoubtedly a fantastic film, it’s smashing it at the box office and has everybody talking.
Marvel Studios’ latest movie more than doubled the three-day opening made by DC’s Justice League with a $201.7 million start compared to $95 million made by Justice League in November last year.
Based on Jack Kirby’s 1966 comic book series, Black Panther celebrates African culture, heritage and heroes with a depth and respect rarely seen in big budget Hollywood films.
Watch the Black Panther official trailer here:
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Featuring Marvel’s first ever predominantly black cast, this has also become the top-grossing film by a black director; writer and director of both Rocky reboot Creed and the critically acclaimed Fruitvale Station, Ryan Coogler.
Black Panther has become the first Marvel movie to feature on the cover of TIME Magazine, and scored a rare 100 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with critics calling the movie a triumph.
The rave reviews are reflected in the pre-sale tickets which outstripped Captain America: Civil War as ticketing site Fandango’s best-selling Marvel title in the first 24 hours.
It’s hardly surprising, considering Black Panther was voted as one of the year’s top two most anticipated movies, ranking second only to Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War which opens on May 4.
But aside from all the praise, there is one thing which is being cited as the film’s ‘one let-down’.
And that’s the use of CG models to replace humans during action sequences.
According to Engadget, the CGI models are ‘weightless, ugly and, worst of all, incredibly distracting’.
You’d think that in the year 2018, following the recent glut of comic book films, visual effects (VFX) studios would have perfected the art of creating realistic CG humans. Instead, we appear to have peaked at Avatar in 2010. What gives?
It’s not just a matter of visual effects companies getting lazy. As movies have started to rely even more on complex VFX, the firms creating them are overworked, underpaid and, at times, literally fighting for survival, according to one person who has worked on several recent blockbusters (and who asked to remain anonymous due to the sensitivity of their work).
That’s led to a decline in overall quality, even while some studios continue to push new boundaries, like WETA, with its work in the recent Planet of the Apes trilogy.
Despite that opinion, the film’s success is continuing to grow – and as well as box office success, the soundtrack has taken the number one spot on the Billboard 200 in the US.
It features 14 tracks, with rapper Kendrick Lamar the creative mastermind behind the hotly anticipated – and well received – soundtrack.
Respect to all the artist/producers that allowed me to execute a sound for the soundtrack,
The concept of producing and composing a project other than my own has always been ideal. I appreciate the experience love ones. Continue to be great.
Available to listen to right now, the soundtrack includes singles such as All the Stars and King’s Dead.