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Black Panther Gets Rotten Review #3

Matt McGloin
Posted: 02/13/2018 - 10:55
Black Panther Gets Rotten Review #3

Black Panther opens this Thursday and while the movie isn't officially out as of yet, it's kicking all kinds of butt!

Black Panther now has a whopping $170 million estimated opening, and its ticket sales have been through the roof.

Black Panther also has a huge Rotten Tomatoes score--presently at 97%!

A third "rotten" negative review has now been posted online for Black Panther from Australia's The Daily Telegraph.

"In an effort to be all things to all people, Marvel’s Black Panther has lost its roar in a dull and longwinded story that packs few surprises," the review states.

Similar to the previous negative reviews, this review seems to indicate that Black Panther has a hard time finding its place by offering: "the problem appears to be a classic case of trying to be all things to all people — and pleasing none."

This review also mentions Wonder Woman (which the previous negative review compared it to): "After Wonder Woman’s critical and commercial success, the time is certainly ripe for an action fantasy about a black superhero helmed by an African American..."

I'll see the movie this week and post my own opinion. With such a high number of positive reviews, it can't be that bad, right? 

Black Panther currently has 108 reviews with 105 Fresh to 3 Rotten.

Black Panther has a February 16, 2018 release starring Chadwick Boseman (“Captain America: Civil War,” “Get on Up”), Michael B. Jordan (“Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”), Academy Award winner LupitaNyong’o (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “12 Years a Slave”), Danai Gurira (“The Walking Dead,” upcoming “All Eyez on Me”), Martin Freeman (“Hobbit” trilogy, “Sherlock”), Daniel Kaluuya (upcoming “Get Out,” “Sicario”), with Academy Award® nominee Angela Bassett (“American Horror Story,” “London Has Fallen”), with Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” Lee Daniels’ “The Butler”), and Andy Serkis (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”). Additional cast members include Letitia Wright (“Urban Hymn,” “Glasgow Girls”), Winston Duke (“Person of Interest, “Modern Family”), Florence Kasumba (“Captain America: Civil War,” “Emerald City”), Sterling K. Brown (“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”) and John Kani (“Captain America: Civil War,” “Coriolanus”).

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.