'Black Panther' villain Erik Killmonger is so compelling that #KillmongerWasRight was trending on Twitter

Walt Disney Studios Motion PicturesErik Killmonger in ‘Black Panther.’
  • The “Black Panther” character Erik Killmonger is such a compelling villain that #KillmongerWasRight was trending on Twitter after the film’s release.
  • Many Twitter users expressed sympathy with Killmonger’s argument.

Michael B. Jordan’s turn as the “Black Panther” villain Erik Killmonger has earned praise from critics and fans alike as one of the most compelling supervillain performances in movie history since the film’s release last week.

What makes the plight of Killmonger so compelling for both critics and fans is the strength of his argument despite his violent methods. And the strength of Michael B. Jordan’s sympathetic performance as the character is also a major factor, as Business Insider’s Jason Guerrasio noted in his review of the film.

Many fans of the film have thus taken to Twitter after seeing “Black Panther” to voice their agreement with Killmonger’s argument against the seclusion of the film’s fictional African nation Wakanda, which is rich with resources and the precious metal Vibranium.

Here are some of the best #KillmongerWasRight tweets:



Many Twitter users that tweeted #KillmongerWasRight also disagreed with the character’s approach.


However, Jordan’s performance is just one factor in an exceptional film that has taken the country and world by storm. “Black Panther” scored the second-highest four-day opening in US history with $US242 million earned domestically, and it stands at a 97% “Fresh” rating on the reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

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