Lost and Found: The new Black Panther is one to see


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Sophomore Avery Harris recommends seeing the new ‘Black Panther’, which was released Nov. 11.

Avery Harris, Contributor

Heroes don’t always have to be a man. In “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” the character Shuri defies the norm, as she navigates the loss of her brother, the discovery of herself and what’s best for her country. 

This movie is full of empowerment, showcasing Black characters, as well as women, just like its predecessor, which was monumental in itself.

Once again Letitia Wright (Shuri), Angela Bassett (Queen Ramonda) and Danai Guiri(Okoye) all did an outstanding job in their roles, conveying heavy emotion, and layers of passion with their performances.

Director Ryan Coogler did a tasteful job honoring the late Chadwick Boseman and adapting to his death to continue creating a compelling story with plenty of depth. It was emotional, but not overbearing. He managed the perfect balance with moments of humor, and lessons that can be taken outside of the theater, as we watch the characters grieve and face challenges that are similar to those that we would face in our own lives.

 It was heavily family-oriented, as the characters constantly had each other’s backs. It left me feeling a deeper appreciation for my family and those close to me. 

Not only is the writing top-notch, but so are the production and the soundtrack. The settings and costumes were very intentional and detailed. The quality was great, as you would expect, and the camera work made you feel like you were right there with the characters. 

The soundtrack was well put together, and the songs were catchy and well-produced. However, the movie was lengthy so if you have a short attention span or plan on watching with little kids be prepared for possible fidgeting toward the end. The movie is quite engaging and for the most part, was interesting all the way through. 

Overall, I recommend this movie to those who loved the previous movie, loves action movies, or truly anyone interested. It is worthwhile, and if you tend to be tenderhearted, you may want to pack some tissues.