"Black Panther" follows T'Challa who, after the events of "Captain America: Civil War," returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T'Challa's mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.
The film holds an impressive 97 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. "Black Panther" made $1.3 billion globally at the box office. Vox's Tre Johnson called the film a "cultural phenomenon." He wrote:
Marvel’s Black Panther is a cultural phenomenon, a historic box office success that’s brought in rave reviews and sparked conversation all over social media and traditional media alike. There are no signs of the excitement abating, either, as the conversation about the film has evolved from discussions about the importance of representation into something grander: a rather groundbreaking celebration of black culture.
An Amazon princess (Gal Gadot) finds her idyllic life on an island occupied only by female warriors interrupted when a pilot (Chris Pine) crash-lands nearby. After rescuing him, she learns that World War I is engulfing the planet, and vows to use her superpowers to restore peace. Directed by Patty Jenkins (Monster).
The film holds a 92 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and made $821 million at the global box office. Cosmopolitan's Eliza Thompson wrote "This movie was a long time coming."
Politics of Hollywood aside, it’s really Wonder Woman herself who causes all the spontaneous outpourings of tears. Unlike so many other superheroes, she’s not emotionally damaged; above all, she believes in the power of love and the innate goodness of mankind. It’s a naïve way to live in 2017, but damn if it doesn’t feel good to wish for 2 1/2 hours that her way was the best way. Sitting in the theater, I actually started to get jealous of the little girls around me who were getting to watch it. How lucky they are to have a big-screen hero like this, who’s capable of saving the world without sacrificing her kind soul to darkness.