Watch: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever 2022 123movies, Full Movie Online – The people of Wakanda fight to protect their home from intervening world powers as they mourn the death of King T’Challa..
Plot: Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia and Everett Ross and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.
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“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever may not quite measure up to its predecessor, but it leaves a proud, beautiful, silent tribute to the legacy of Chadwick Boseman, telling an emotionally powerful, resonant story about how grief can truly be love persevering.
The screenplay runs into problems when it deviates from the central theme and tries to mix in other MCU stories/characters, with Namor and Riri suffering collateral damage. Technically, the action set pieces are mostly riveting, despite some inconsistent VFX and lighting. Score and sound production stand out in a remarkably memorable manner.
Brutally passionate, moving performances, especially from Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, and Danai Gurira. Exquisite pacing reduces the weight of the long runtime.
Totally worth the emotional investment.”
**Wakanda Forever was an earnest film that tackled some tough themes and honored its hero well but got bogged down introducing vast new worlds and complicated characters.**
Wakanda Forever left me with mixed emotions. The respect and love paid to the legacy of Chadwick Boseman were heartfelt, meaningful, and sincere. The movie wisely grappled with the aftermath of T’Challa’s passing on his family and nation. This subject matter created excellent opportunities to dive deeper into characters like Shuri, Nakia, and even M’Baku. Instead, Wakanda Forever primarily served as a vehicle to introduce Namor and Talokan. The film rightfully embraced a more somber tone as it dealt with themes of loss and legacy, but the mournful spirit caused the plot to sag and drag along throughout most of the runtime. Winston Duke offers the little levity the movie had. The cast delivered exceptionally, with Angela Bassett’s performance as the true standout. I liked the movie, but the melancholy approach made it more difficult to really enjoy, and the introduction of Namor and his threat to Wakanda chewed up so much of the story that it was difficult to bring closure to characters struggling with loss and heartbreak satisfyingly.
A very bold but fairly underwhelming, slow, and bloated Marvel project.
I never thought the original Black Panther was anywhere near being the best solo Marvel movie, but I did enjoy it and T’Challa’s character throughout his appearances. With that being said, when Chadwick Boseman sadly passed, I accepted that this franchise was doomed. I always believed that recasting T’Challa was the only way to go. It would’ve been incredibly hard to find a good replacement, but the character is very important to the Marvel universe. It is also simply too soon to pass the mantle of Black Panther on. When they confirmed he wouldn’t be recast, I felt like it was a big mistake narratively.
Now does Wakanda Forever handle the death of T’Challa/Boseman well? Absolutely! Being able to respect the legacy of the actor while also metatextually connecting the event to an in-universe tragedy is definitely one of the movie’s standout features. Regardless, I feel like the movie is a little too reliant on the audience being impacted by Boseman’s passing.
Don’t get me wrong, the fully silent opening gave me chills. They incorporated the death beautifully and honorably, but the result is what feels like two movies in one. You can clearly tell the original script was written before Chadwick’s death. I really respect Coogler’s decision to not recast, but I still wish T’Challa and Namor got to cross paths.
My issues spring not from the T’Challa-related parts of the film, but from how the rest feels lacking without his presence. I don’t think Shuri works as the protagonist. She was a fun (yet underdeveloped) carefree tech nerd in the original movie and here she takes a 180 to being reserved and bitter. The changes to her character were perhaps necessary for this story, but it doesn’t make them good changes for her. Some don’t match her at all and her vengeful arc is just T’Challa’s from Civil War with a less fitting character. She never struck me as someone who would willingly become the Black Panther and there isn’t much impact when she does anyway.
Ramonda is a pleasant surprise in this movie. Her monologues are insane. Angela Bassett deserves all the credit she’s been receiving. However, Okoye is the only character I felt really connected to and she is stupidly sidelined a third into the movie. She would’ve enhanced the film a lot if given more screen time. So would’ve M’Baku, who is completely wasted. Between them and W’Kabi, who is fully absent, we have three characters connected to T’Challa and it isn’t explored how his death affected any of them personally. This is one of many missed opportunities that came with trying to focus the movie on both Talokan and T’Challa’s death.
Some of the action scenes are awesome and some drag. As to be expected from Danai Gurira, Okoye’s fight scenes are the tensest we’ve gotten from Marvel all year.
Namor himself is a pretty good villain. In a similar fashion to Killmonger, his actor sells the character for me despite his viewpoints being completely ridiculous. They somehow managed to adapt his crazy mutant powers to live-action in a cool way. Changing his kingdom from Atlantis to Talokan ended up being a really cool idea, even though the place and its people needed more elaboration. There are many more cool concepts they could’ve explored with the Aztec roots. Hopefully they are saving more about the civilization, the people’s powers, and their technology for a Namor project.
Ironheart is an even more underdeveloped part of the movie, undoubtedly to save content for her upcoming show. Her character is just as dumb and not relatable as I expected her to be and her suit looks awful. A Black Panther movie didn’t feel like the right place to introduce an Iron Man ripoff.
Also, Ross’s entire storyline felt weird and unneeded. It’s only included to add awkward colonizer jokes and set up future MCU films. If he and Ironheart were removed, there would definitely be enough room to have included more from the aforementioned underutilized characters.
By the latter half of this movie, the pacing really starts to drag. I’ve complained recently about Marvel movies like Multiverse of Madness and Love and Thunder being way too short, but this film had no reason to be 2 hours and 40 minutes and feel like it’s over 3 hours. There’s so much downtime between the action that when the final battle starts, the movie has already overstayed its welcome.
The things I’m disappointed they didn’t include or flesh out have no excuse to not be here or be better implemented considering how aggressively long and slow the film is.
So this definitely isn’t a bad movie per se, but it’s not fantastic either. It’s very bold but very flawed with iffy decisions on what to prioritize and how to structure this challenging project. I was pretty disappointed when I first saw it, but there’s some great stuff sprinkled throughout. The lack of T’Challa, awkward pacing, and wasted opportunities easily made it worse than the first movie to me.
A Fantastic, Emotional, and Mature Marvel Film
Black Panther was a very welcome addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe back in 2018 and I was really looking forward to seeing the progression of that character. Obviously, with the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman, that just wasn’t possible anymore. I figured they would recast the character and continue forward, but they made the tough decision to write the death of the character into the film as well. For that reason, I was worried and relieved all at the same time. It seemed like an impossible task to make a sequel to such a beloved film, but not have the core character there the entire time. Well, after seeing Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, I can confidently say that they handled it as well as they possibly could have. I thought this film was emotional and fantastic, and here’s why.
Picking up six years after the events of Black Panther (in accordance to the events of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame), this film focuses heavily on the loss of T’Challa and how the country can move forward without their leader. With the emergence of Namor and the underwater city of Talokan threatening all of Wakanda, the remaining characters must band together and protect their country. Shuri (Letitia Wright) is easily the one with the most screentime here and the burden of carrying this franchise is on her shoulders the whole time. This must have been a daunting task, but she pulled it off. Her character, along with her mother, portrayed incredibly well once again by Angela Basset, are the beating hearts of this film. The emotional aspect of this film got me on a few occasions.
Some people may complain about the fact that the death of Chadwick Boseman is basically the jumping-off point for this story to even happen, but I found that it was very tastefully done. With the addition of other characters that will have a future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this film was filled to the brim with story. Where I might have my only complaint though, is the fact that this feels like a big budget prelude to what will come next. It’s a fantastically made film by director Ryan Coogler and I loved watching every minute of this one, but I have to admit that it did feel like more of a long eulogy for the passing of Boseman.
With all of that said though, I’m only complaining about that because I’m reviewing it and criticizing it. That complaint isn’t something I will regularly say about this film. They take the time to make a great film on top of that, so it really worked for me overall. I can’t wait to see where certain storylines continue later and the fact that I’m excited about that, all while this film is satisfying on its own, is nothing short of great. I wept, I was entertained, and I was engaged in the story at hand, so what else could I really have asked for from this film? Also, the final scene that takes place during the credits is easily one of my favourite post-credit scenes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It was very well handled. Now playing in theatres, I absolutely recommend checking out Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 41 min (161 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Drama
Director Ryan Coogler
Writer Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole
Actors Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira
Country United States
Awards 3 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix IMAX 6-Track, Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 1.90 : 1 (IMAX Version: Some Scenes), 2.39 : 1
Camera Sony CineAlta Venice IMAX, Panavision T-Series, Macro Auto Panatar and Ultra Panatar Lenses
Laboratory Company 3, Los Angeles (CA), USA (color and finish)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format AXS-R7 (6K)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Dolby Vision, IMAX (source format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format), Ultra Panavision 70 (anamorphic) (source format), X-OCN ST (6K) (source format)
Printed Film Format DCP Digital Cinema Package