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positive - I actually really missed blogging and I think I might start getting back into it soon. Today I'm in quite a driven, work mode. This Tuesday I got to see Black Panther, one day after it premiered in my city! (London) :-)) Don't get me wrong, you don't have to love this post, just know this is my little working mode :-) I've been writing this review on one of my notepads, so I thought why not make this PT1?
negative - please don't look at my other posts, I'm back and not only better..But I actually don't type rubbish anymore thank you
LMAO I HAVEN'T BLOGGED IN 7 MONTHS WHO DO I ACTUALLY THINK I AM
Black Panther falls in the genres of action, comedy and love. Based on an amazing city filled with highly advanced technology, 'Wakanda' has a substance that 'the world' is out for ; Vibranium. In most of the movie the character's refer to people who are not from the tribe as 'the world' as for many years they have attempted to keep Vibranium for themselves and succeeded. In my personal view, this was rather a protective decision than selfish.
Onto the characters, every single one of them inspired me or somewhat touched me due to the fact that the movie showed a rich, indigenous African tribal culture that has never been betrayed so beautifully. ; especially in Marvel movies. If to be explained as if a pyramid, The King (Black Panther) would be at the top because of his unexplainable powers and abilities. Once a young man is chosen to be King, he is fed a magical flower which gives him the capabilities of the Black Panther.
He is then buried in sand from the earth by younger children with spades. The combination of the crushed flower converted into liquid and the non-permanent burial in orders the King's subconscious to be lost deep, and speak to his father. It tends to re-play a past scene in their life, either something significant or a memorable childhood conversation/event. Second on the pyramid would be the warriors, whom in this movie were both men and women with strong fighting techniques and had a complexity to suffer from injury.
The representation of powerful black women with either nicely styled afros, braids or bald heads was one of the best symbolisations from my perspective as a young black girl.
So..What made the characters different from each other then?
Nakia (left) Black Panther Okoye (right)
they are nothing alike
The contrast between the characters Okoye and Nakia along with Black Panther and Erik stood out most in the film for me personally. Okoye represented a passionate black woman, careless of the stereotypes of femininity and was her OWN type of woman. Whereas Nakia was more soft, her character was important because often black woman's 'soft' femininity is not showed in the media as much, and in society is judged upon constantly.
Black Panther, was also more of a humble, wise man, not as scared to accept challenges as he seemed, ready-for-his-title-as-king man. However, despite the fact that Black Panther had never done spiteful, regretful harm to any of the characters, 'Erik Killmonger' was more of a representation of the 'angry black man'.
That's what I've written so far
See youu next time xx