There are several movies being produced each year, some on a high budget and others just sub-optimal. Currently, there are various channels to see these movies. You could decide to Netflix and Chill, download on the web. Thanks to the internet, there are several websites that offer these services for free. All you need is a good network signal, data and memory space. For some others, they prefer the old fashion way of watching disk. You might not believe, however actually do.
Let’s take a few steps down memory lane on one movie that STOLE our hearts.
Top on the list for the culture I will say is the movie titled BLACK PANTHER, directed by Ryan Coogler and released in Nigeria on February 16, 2018. This movie was a sensation for Africans and people of colour all over the world. It was a movie not just for entertainment but a promotion of black culture and heritage. It captures the essence that black people are more than they are given credit.
Instead of evaded convoluted topics about race and personality, the movie wrestles head-on with the issues influencing advanced black life. It is likewise unfathomably engaging, loaded up with ideal parody, strongly arranged activity and flawlessly lit individuals, all things considered, the movie was a hit back to back.
The movie presents a super hero-king (T’challa) who succeeds his father to rule over Wakanda, an African country with advanced technology hidden from the world.
Unlike regularly Hollywood movies that portray Africa as a zoo, a home for people with low thinking capacity, a slum even with backward individuals. The movie brought about a paradigm shift.
Black Panther for us is not only suffused with the historical backdrop of African-American social liberties and as a reasonable investigation of the less conservative strands of the blacks all over, but it also utilizes our very own superheroes. It lifts this conversation to a worldwide scale, offering further conversation starters about the obligation of cutting edge countries and new advances in assisting with ousting racial abuse and segregation.
The whole movie was perfectly interpreted but I guess we all have that favourite scene that captivates us over again.
For me, it is the Incoronation scene. It flawlessly showcased a vibrant and fruitful land filled with colour. For this scene, the music is everything. Reminding us of reasons why we love the mother land. With sounds of our indigenous musical instruments and lovely voice segments that produces an excellent melody from the crowd.
T’challa is seen exiting the airship and stepping into the flowing water. A symbol of new beginnings. This scene also shows the water fountain with members of different tribes. Not only male characters but also females, showcasing an Africa with inclusive gender and active political participation. These tribes are adorned in different attires, showcasing the artistic and creative African dress sense.
As events unfold, we see Zuri strip T’challa of the black panther power. A ritual that places him on equal plane with anyone who wishes to battle for the throne. Mbakku dares it, surrounded by his tribesmen and the Dora Milage; a group of women warriors, who are sworn to protect the land and their king. This scene proves yet again that the place of the African woman is not just at the back but at the centre taking action and protecting her loved one. Yes African women are strong
We are in an era where white supremacy is being questioned and constantly fought, the movie themes challenges institutional inclination, its characters take unsubtle burrows at oppressors, and its story remembers kaleidoscopic points of view for the African race and custom. The way Black Panther does it is phenomenal . The black child irrespective of his geographical location or origin now has a super hero.
Believe it or not, Black Panther has made and is still making a difference. What are your best scenes and what impression did they leave on you?
In memory of Chadwick Boseman. #WakandaForever