It seems that superhero movies that take a progressive social and political stance tend to garner great success.
To celebrate the release of “Avengers: Infinity War” this April, we here at VOX ATL have created a 3-part video series recapping the three phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“Black Panther” intricately weaves together aspects of culture, politics, and principle through an Afrocentric lens. It questions the morality of politics and the political influences of what society considers to be right and wrong.
If you are going to watch this movie without knowing anything about Marvel or its superhero movie franchise, you will have to keep in mind that this is still part of a greater collection of stories. But “Black Panther” can and does stand on its own.
Coupled with the fact that Valkyrie is a black female, she serves as a direct reflection of my own reality.
Tom Holland is easily the best part about this movie. He’s the best blend of Peter Parker and Spider-Man (and, yes, that means better than Tobey Maguire).
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.
The film will be historic, as it is the first major superhero film to have a black actor in the lead role and a majority African-American supporting cast.
With “Doctor Strange,” the filmmakers have brought another obscure Marvel comic book character to charismatic, riveting life.