“Black Panther” is not “just a superhero movie.” It’s a black superhero film, directed and written by black people, for everyone, but with black people in mind.
A quick review from a non-superhero geek of Marvel’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (in theaters July 7). My perspective comes through the eye your average film-goer.
Not only was I excited for the Black Panther trailer this summer, I was also excited to finally see women of color represented in a film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or the MCU.
Finally, a Spider-Man movie faithful to Stan Lee and Steve Ditko’s original creation: an awkward kid, crawling his way through high school (who happens to have super powers).
One day an 11-year-old girl with abilities similar to Logan’s shows up, along with a small army of gun-toting bad guys who are trying to capture and kill her, and from here our story kicks off.