With all the hype and anticipation, this movie lived up to its promise. This is a must-see for the entire family.  I give this movie thumbs up, by far the best Marvel film, I have seen.  While entertaining there are a lot of hidden messages if you pay close attention.

The graphics, artwork, and colors are incredible.  The costumes are nothing shy of beautiful.  Ruth Carter, outdid herself, brilliant work and a job well done.  As I am sure most of you are aware, all the costume ideas came from many different countries in Africa.

This movie allows you to think.  Imagine if Africa was never invaded or colonized and we as an African nation were able to govern ourselves without the interference from the East or West. In the city of Wakanda, they had natural minerals, just like Africa does today, the outcome, unfortunately, does not have the same ending as a comic book fantasy seen on the big screen, but what if it did, can you even imagine?

If you also took note, Wakanda was as strong as its people, think about that for a second. This movie brings to mind an article that a read some years back, pertaining to Amilcar Cabral a nationalist leader from Guinea Bissau when he was asked how do you win in a guerrilla war in a place like Guinea Bissau, where there are no mountains? And his response was “Our people are our mountains.”

Not only was it a delight but it was also uplifting to see the natural hair, dark skins and the women portrayed in the position of power.  I could only imagine how many little dark skin children watched this movie in sheer awe and amazement.

I know this is only a comic book fantasy but if through this movie it allows the seed to be planted in the minds of young impressionable African children to see themselves in a positive light, then it is a start.  Who knows? The next Angela Basset, Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Ryan Coogler or Joe Robert Cole could be watching.

I went into the theater, under the impression that it would be a movie whereas, foreign outsiders would have tried to steal, kill and exploit the city of Wakanda, but Man! Was I wrong.

I love how the writers allowed us to see that the fight is not on the outside but rather within. We as a people are as strong as the God within us.  We must wake up and work together in order to see a positive change.

I’m not quite sure as to where I stand with the ending of the movie when the King of Wakanda makes a speech saying, “we as a human race must work together as one”.  I’m not sure if those final words were meant to appease certain individuals in the audience. Even though I agree as a human race we should work and come together. It is a well-known fact that Africa was once the breadbasket of the world, only to be exploited on every level. In order to help others, one must first help themselves, only then can we truly move forward.

It is long overdue for Africa to receive reparation from the four corners of mother earth for all the injustice that has been perpetrated against her.  If Wakanda, a fictional movie can be a driving force behind the struggle, then so be it.  There is no doubt in my mind, we have the capability, knowledge, and intelligence to write and produce our own movies with the support from each other, just take note of how many black people came out to represent and support this movie at the box office.

Great movie, a job well done on every level, again a MUST SEE….

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