Marvel Studios' Black Panther had its world premiere yesterday along with several press screenings in New York and Los Angeles. Soon after, reactions hit social media, and if you weren't already mega-hyped for this movie, you're about to be.
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With a few small exceptions, the reactions basically range from "This is amazing" to "This is the best Marvel movie ever." Yes, some fans and critics are already ready to crown the film the best Marvel movie yet. Is it? Well, you'll all be able to make your own decision on February 15. But for now, here are just a small sampling of the reactions.
— Andre Black Nerd (@BlackNerd) January 30, 2018
— ReBecca Theodore-Vachon (@FilmFatale_NYC) January 30, 2018
— no, i’m tired. (@anthoknees) January 30, 2018
Ryan Coogler had something to say, y'all.
So #BlackPanther is a Marvel movie with a message.
The revolution will not be televised but this flick is straight up revolutionary!
Danai and Leticia steal every scene they are in.
I'm crying nerds tears cuz.... pic.twitter.com/AUojmReXb9
— Jacqueline (@THATJacqueline) January 30, 2018
— Jenna Busch (@JennaBusch) January 30, 2018
Wow. Black Panther is the best MCU movie ever. I’m not even being biased. This was by far the best marvel movie to date. #BlackPanther
— Dorian Parks (@DorianParksnRec) January 30, 2018
.#BlackPanther is phenomenal to say the least! All cylinders from direction, acting, production design, costumes and action are Aces!!!
— Wilson Morales (@blackfilm) January 30, 2018
#BlackPanther: I never wanted this movie to end, and as soon as it did I wanted to go back. Solid action, smart story, tons of personality. Shuri is my new fave, Nakia is everything, Killmonger is incredible, T'Challa deserves to rule the MCU. Coogler has done it again. ???????????? pic.twitter.com/t9gG3DLuCL
— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) January 30, 2018
BLACK PANTHER is incredible, kinetic, purposeful. A superhero movie about why representation & identity matters, and how tragic it is when those things are denied to people. The 1st MCU movie about something real; Michael B. Jordan’s Killmonger had me weeping and he’s the VILLAIN
— jen yamato (@jenyamato) January 30, 2018
— Roth Cornet (@RothCornet) January 30, 2018
Hoo boy #BlackPanther. What a ride. The LADIES in this movie are ???????????? Their action scenes made me weepy. (The men are rad too, GREAT performances all around) So much to process!
— Kara Warner (@karawarner) January 30, 2018
Black Panther is the best MCU movie ever. I was blown away from start to finish and I’m not even being biased. This was by far the best marvel movie to date. Thank you, Ryan Coogler! #BlackPanther pic.twitter.com/8Qh0hlOYAb
— Geeks of Color (@GeeksOfColor) January 30, 2018
Saw #BlackPanther tonight at long last, and was so impressed by the characters and world building that Ryan Coogler brought to the MCU. This movie asks the right questions and challenges the right themes, while creating one of the most impactful villains to date with Killmonger. pic.twitter.com/6tBus6KZ2I
— Terri Schwartz (@Terri_Schwartz) January 30, 2018
— Jay Washington (@MrJayWashington) January 30, 2018
BLACK PANTHER is exactly what you'd expect from Ryan Coogler: A better-than-average superhero movie. I dug the music, the costumes, the gadgets & the intimacy. It's abt the fight for the future of Wakanda, and thus the fate of the world. The LADIES rule - Lupita, Letitia & Danai.
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) January 30, 2018
BLACK PANTHER is unlike any other Marvel movie so far. The world building is unique, the story and cast excellent, it's got rich cultural and political themes and one of Marvel's best villains. Some issues keep it from the MCU's top shelf, but it's still a strong film.
— Don Kaye (@donkaye) January 30, 2018
Has January already given us an Oscar front runner? Because good luck to anyone who tries to take the trophy from BLACK PANTHER costume designer Ruth Carter. The Dora Milaje would like a word.
— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) January 30, 2018
Black Panther looks, feels and sounds unlike any Marvel film to date. A visual feast. Wakanda is amazingly realized, the antagonist actually has an arc with emotional motivations. Marvels most political movie. So good. #BlackPanther
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) January 30, 2018
BLACK PANTHER is just astonishing. Ryan Coogler has harnessed the superhero movie — and a really fun one! — to explore profound ideas and create vivid images of black excellence that so rarely ever make it to a giant Hollywood movie. Wow wow wow!
— Adam B. Vary (@adambvary) January 30, 2018
#BlackPanther is simply awesome. Extremely bold and as touching as it is thrilling, it boasts GOT-style intrigue, crazy innovative action and a deep bench of memorable characters. Top 5 all-time Marvel movie, easy. More later. pic.twitter.com/mmz8Nuf1sy
— Brian Truitt (@briantruitt) January 30, 2018
BLACK PANTHER is not screwing around. By far the most political Marvel chapter, to the point I had to remind myself this is a Marvel movie. BLACK PANTHER is a movie with a lot to say.
Also, Michael B. Jordan ... damn
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) January 30, 2018
So much love for Black Panther. The exploration of Wakanda is phenomenal, Erik Killmonger is unquestionably one of Marvel's best villains, and manages to be both fun and dramatic. Can't wait to see it again! pic.twitter.com/46fRrYKuul
— Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) January 30, 2018
#BlackPanther is exceptional - the James Bond of the MCU. You've seen nothing like this in a superhero movie - it's bold, beautiful & intense, but there's a depth & spiritualness that is unlike anything Marvel has ever done. It's 100% African & it is dope af. pic.twitter.com/Z77IjnIjf2
— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) January 30, 2018
BLACK PANTHER is like a Marvel movie, but better. the action is predictably awful, but this is the first MCU film that has an actual sense of identity & history & musicality. Wakanda is alive. whole cast is great but the women (and the war rhinos) steal the show — Danai Gurira!
— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) January 30, 2018
#BlackPanther is a love letter about blackness, to a world that often ghettoizes it without realizing that it is on black backs that this planet revolves.
This world’s livelihood is in our blood. pic.twitter.com/FscW1hWbI6
— Tre'vell Anderson (@TrevellAnderson) January 30, 2018
Black Panther is epic on the outside, but powerful and intimate on the inside. It feels totally different from the rest of MCU in the best possible ways. pic.twitter.com/tJNQJF19wb
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) January 30, 2018
Black Panther opens February 15. We'll have much more soon.