This review is dedicated to Chadwick Boseman
Spoiler warning: Wakanda Forever is the final phase 4 film in the MCU Spoilers: Wakanda Forever is about Wakanda trying to defend there country after the death of T’Challa from another country led by Namor. It also focuses on T’Challa’s sister Suri who’s still grieving after not being able to save him. I thought having her be the main protagonist and take up the mantle as the new Black Panther was the right choice. T’Challa’s funeral at the beginning was wonderfully handled and a great sendoff to Chadwick Boseman. The Marvel logo only shows footage of him which I thought was a nice touch. Much like the first movie Ludwig Göransson’s score here is really good. My favorite music in the movie was the introduction to Namor. The music was legit creepy which made the scene even more creepy.
Despite the loss of Chadwick, the first film already had a bunch of other characters that had wonderful performances and the sequel is no exception. The film is full of terrific acting pretty much everyone. Much like her role in Wendell and Wild Angela Bassett managed to nail it out of the park again this year. The newest addition that stood out was the villain Namor. His motivation is understandable and his design is really cool. I don’t think he was as strong as Killmonger but it was still neat that the MCU used one of the very first Marvel characters ever created. There were really only a few problems I had were that the runtime was really long and there are also way too many slow-motion moments that get annoying later in the movie.
While I don’t think this was as good as the first one, I still think this was a nice continuation and up there with Spider Man: No Way Home as one of the stronger film in phase 4. I’d also consider this the best Marvel movie 2022. T’Challa may be gone but his legacy will live on forever.
+Chadwick Boseman tribute
+Ludwig Göransson’s score
-Slow motion moments