'Black Panther' had its world premiere last night, and people say it's a 'thoughtful masterpiece' and the first Marvel movie with a political message

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  • Marvel’s much-anticipated “Black Panther” had its world premiere last night, and the initial reactions are in: people are obsessed with it.
  • Most of the early reactions said that Michael B. Jordan is terrific as one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s few interesting villains, and that the film embraces its cultural significance.

Marvel’s “Black Panther,” the first black superhero movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, had its world premiere last night.

While the reviews are under embargo until February 6 (ten days before the movie comes out), the initial reactions on social media are in: people love it. Not only did the early reactions agree that it’s one of the best movies in MCU, they also loved that it’s the first movie in the saga to have a social message.

One of the biggest takeaways from the movie is its inclusiveness and thoughtfulness about its significance to pop culture. It’s not a small thing to be a movie of this scale that stars a black cast.

The MCU has a villain problem: They tend to be one-note and boring, with little motivation to really get into the story. But people who saw “Black Panther” said that Michael B. Jordan’s Erik Killmonger is the best villain since Loki, and has motivations that will get you emotionally invested.

Could “Black Panther” surpass “Paddington 2” as the best reviewed movie of 2018 – and on Rotten Tomatoes? We’ll have to wait and see.

Here are some of the most glowing reactions to Marvel’s “Black Panther”:


“I’ve never seen a superhero movie like it.”

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“Top 5 all-time Marvel movie, easy.”

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“Marvel’s best, most thoughtful movie to date.”

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“‘Black Panther’ is the best MCU movie ever.”

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“A thoughtful masterpiece connecting the historical struggles of the African Diaspora, meets the hope and possibilities of afrofuturism.”

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“Michael B. Jordan’s Killmonger had me weeping and he’s the VILLAIN.”

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“‘Black Panther’ is a love letter about blackness.”

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“By far the most political Marvel chapter, to the point I had to remind myself this is a Marvel movie.”

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“Yes, Michael B. Jordan delivers as Killmonger. Menacing and charming.”

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“Y’all don’t understand how good it feels to see.”

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“I never wanted this movie to end.”

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