Black Panther (YES!)
OPENED: February 16, 2018 LENGTH: 2 hours, 14 minutes
What else can be said about the cultural phenom and box-office smash hit, Black Panther?
This movie changed the lives of millions of people of ALL races, but there can be no doubt that it brought immeasurable pride and excitement to the Black community. Watching Black Panther at the theater, seeing its director, stars and actors lauded in the media, hearing about its financial success- I imagine that the feelings are similar to those shared by Black folks in 1938 when Joe Louis beat Max Schmeling to win the Heavyweight Boxing Title.
Literal dancing in the streets.
On a personal note, I know that if we had more movies like Black Panther, I would not have felt compelled to start Any Black People In That? Black Panther has everything that I look for and dream about in a movie:
- Black people behind and in front of the camera
- Black characters as the stars of the movie
- Black characters positively portrayed within an uplifting storyline
What I most love about Black Panther, however, is that it was suitable for the entire family.
You could take everyone to see this movie: your children, your nieces and nephews, your grand-babies, the neighbor kids, your parents and your grandparents. It might cost you an arm and a leg, but wasn't it totally worth it to see generations enjoying themselves, laughing together and bursting with pride?
Black Panther is an excellent movie. If you haven't done so already, please go see it.
Take everyone you know.
Buy the DVD.
See you in Wakanda!