Notes

“Black Panther: Second Take”

Jamaal Thomas takes another look at Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther and ponders four things. “Most of the Marvel films I’ve seen are entertaining but predictable – the identities of the heroes and villains are clear and the crowd leaves happy after the hero has vanquished their foes. In Black Panther, Killmonger and Klaw are defeated, and the crowd looked happy as it streamed out of the theater. But in the days that followed, I kept returning to that last line – the defiant anger that felt so familiar. It lingered in my mind. I saw the memes and tumblr posts quoting the line springing up over the weeks that followed. I realized that I wasn’t the only one.”

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