BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER MOVIE REVIEW
The Black Panther has died and thanks to Killmonger in the first film, there is no more of the sacred plant that connects a chosen Wakandan with their ancestors to take up the mantle and gain the powers. The world, thinking Wakanda is without a protector, has begun making incursions to try to steal vibranium for their own uses, but Wakanda is, of course, far from defenseless. But things get VERY complicated when an underwater nation previously unknown rears its head in anger when it is discovered that someone has invented a vibranium detector and has started trying to mine another deposit of it in the sea. The leader of this aquatic society, Namor, contacts Wakanda offering to team up and destroy the rest of the surface world together, or become the first city to be destroyed. Meanwhile, the hunt is on for the inventor of the machine that can find vibranium and it turns out to be Riri Williams, a college girl with a beyond-genius level IQ and it’s up to Shuri and Okoye to keep her safe. There are a lot of plates spinning at once in this sequel and much of it is tinged with inherent sadness of course as Chadwick Boseman is mourned throughout. Chris, Wright, Marco, and Kim take a look and give their thoughts.
DIRECTED BY: Ryan Coogler
STARRING: Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Tenoch Huerta Mejía, Martin Freeman, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Angela Bassett, Michael B. Jordan, Isaach de Bankolé, Dorothy Steel, Danny Sapani, Connie Chiume, Mabel Cadena, Alex Livinalli, María Mercedes Coroy, Lake Bell, Robert John Burke, Richard Schiff, Kamaru Usman, Trevor Noah, Chadwick Boseman, Divine Love Konadu-Sun
Christopher Lawrence Cox (Founder, Da Boss)
Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas in 1992 where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal” turned into a full-time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this community of critics. While Brian eventually followed his heart to a new family, Chris continues on with a cast of colorful folks from all over the country (and a few others). You can also check out Chris in his videocast, along with Martin Thomas and Danni Danger, that One Of Us does with our friends at Bell of Lost Souls: Crossover Event. He also regularly guests on the video game website Rage Select. Follow Chris on Twitter and Facebook and check out his Amazon Wish List.
Kimberly Brown (Highly Suspect Reviews)
Kimberly wants to live in a world filled with blue telephone boxes, speedsters, and ice dragons but through an ironic twist of fate, she’s stuck in this reality where these wondrous things only exist on page or film. Kim’s perpetual desire to consume sci-fi and fantasy media as a teen led her to the study of illustration/design at university to better understand its creation. Currently an Austin transplant, when she’s not wearing her critic hat you can find her pretending to like hiking, fielding questions about her hair or maybe even enjoying a local brew at the nearest dive bar.
Marco Noyola (Digital Noise, Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Audio Editor)
By day, Marco is a mild-mannered office worker, but by night he is a mild-mannered movie watcher. He does other mild-mannered stuff too.
“You don’t need to follow me. You don’t need to follow anybody!”
Wright Sulek (Screener Squad, Digital Noise, Highly Suspect Reviews, Trash in the Can, Audio Editor)
Wright hails from the northern suburbs of Dallas, Texas. His passion for filmmaking brought him to Austin to study and make movies. Since then he’s had his hand in acting, writing, and directing his own short films with numerous like-minded film geeks he’s met along his journey. His newest interest has brought him into the podcasting world. He co-hosted a few different movie related podcasts such as ‘And Now This’ and ‘The Match Cut’. He currently co-hosts with longtime friend, Eric Samaniego, where they talk shop about the grimiest, trashiest, lost gems of movies on their show, ‘Trash in the Can’. Wright also guests and hosts reviews on Screener Squad and Highly Suspect Reviews as well as co-hosts Digital Noise with Chris Cox.
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