Published: Fri, February 23, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Black Panther 'shatters false Hollywood beliefs' says Will Smith

Black Panther 'shatters false Hollywood beliefs' says Will Smith

Black Panther, directed by African American filmmaker Ryan Coogler ("Creed"), features a star-studded, nearly entirely black cast led by Chadwick Boseman as the first non-white superhero to get his own stand-alone movie in the franchise.

The director began the letter by saying: "I am struggling to find the right words to express my gratitude at this moment, but I will try".

The opening for the film starring Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan did not just shatter expectations, it broke multiple box office records too. I don't see "Black Panther" as the game-changer that some critics are proclaiming it to be, but it's a fine, serviceable MCU entry.

- We take a moment to discuss the unbelievable women of Black Panther and sing their praises. Black Panther may have cemented that status with the rest of the world. It's on track for a $170-million opening weekend.

Winston Duke was a pleasant surprise in theBlack Panther film as the menacing M'Baku, also known in Marvel Comics as the warrior Man-Ape.

Other factors in the film's success may include a crowd-funding initiative to raise funds to buy cinema tickets for children.

The movie has been breaking records, drawing in positive reviews, and inspiring many people with its attractive representation of the Black experience.

Actress Brie Larson, star of forthcoming Marvel release Captain Marvel, is among many to champion the scheme. In addition, his baby sister completely stole the show in the film so we're assuming that she will make a triumphant return, and perhaps have a go at becoming a "Black Panther" herself-seeing as she's the genius behind those fantastic suits anyway. Despite this, Black Panther's Box Office numbers are not hurting in any way, and the film truly is entertaining and enjoyable. We're rooting for you.

"You have to support whatever you want to see".

Golland said African-American director Ryan Coogler offered a glimpse of what Africa might look like if it had been spared from colonialism.

Art Townsel, of Hazel Crest, did just that by bringing 15 children from his local park district to see "Black Panther" Monday afternoon in Country Club Hills. As the video's caption revealed, the movie theater's manager was not convinced: "We tried getting the two for one special at black panther".

LIMBONG: Keep in mind, these big global numbers we've been talking about - all before "Black Panther" opens in huge markets like Russia, Japan and China.

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