Just a couple of hours ago, Disney held the red carpet premiere of Ryan Coogler‘s massively awaited Wakandan epic Black Panther.
Critics and guest quickly turned to social media soon after to share their thoughts on what transpired right before their very eyes. And damn do they get us hyped!
“Black Panther” is one of Marvel’s most ambitious works and includes, in Michael B. Jordan’s Erik Killmonger, a top tier villain for Marvel or otherwise. He owns every scene he’s in and the film is everything it’s been billed as. Long may it reign. pic.twitter.com/KajWk3PNRm
— Frank Pallotta (@frankpallotta) January 30, 2018
#marvel does it again with 'Black Panther'. Very impressed with the story and filmmaking. @michaelb4jordan absolutely kills it as the villain and is the best one since Loki. Also @DanaiGurira kicks so much ass and I loved every second of it. Going to make serious $. pic.twitter.com/YBrg2x3Nnz
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) 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
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
Honestly @MarvelStudios keeps rising the bar. #BlackPanther was the most lit movie I've seen in ages. It's more about a conflicted man trying to figure out his place in the world than a superhero skig fest. Believable characters all around and some amazing action. pic.twitter.com/ORK4aXIajM
— Nick Kazden (@ricknazden) January 30, 2018
— Chris E. Hayner (@ChrisHayner) 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 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
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) January 30, 2018
— Roth Cornet (@RothCornet) 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
#BlackPanther literally gave me chills! So smooth, stunning set pieces and flawlessly cast. As part of the MCU, a top three level edition, and as a standalone film, outstandingly entertaining but never overpowering. It delivers powerfully scripted ‘wow’ moments too. Loved it.
— Simon Thompson (@ShowbizSimon) January 30, 2018
Despite being limited to a certain number of characters, there’s A LOT to unpack with these reactions. So many exciting things being said about such an important piece of blockbuster cinema. To us, these reactions pretty much cement Black Panther‘s path to greatness. Next week is when the official review embargo lifts so stay tuned! Oh and here’s a special edition poster released by Dolby Cinemas.