"Incredible" and "kinetic" are just a few of the loving words that people are using to describe and praise Marvel's "Black Panther."
The film from director Ryan Coogler had its first screenings Monday night and a premiere in Los Angeles. Official reviews won't go out until Feb. 6, but audiences at the select screenings were able to share non-spoiler reactions on social media.
Los Angeles Times writer Jen Yamato tweets that it is incredible and kinetic and the first Marvel movie about something real.
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
The film features a largely black cast including Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong'o. Vulture editor Kyle Buchanan singles out actress Letitia Wright who he calls hilarious and ebullient. Buzzfeed's Adam Vary calls the film astonishing.
Here are few looks from last night's red carpet.
"Black Panther" hits the multiplex on 16 February 2018.
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