Black Panther: Culturally-Impactful, Cinematically-Riveting

Director Ryan Coogler finally brings the legendary Black Panther hero to the big screen, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first solo film with an African-American lead …

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Director Ryan Coogler finally brings the legendary Black Panther hero to the big screen, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first solo film with an African-American lead. Placing heavy emphasis on the contrast between the African tribal culture of Wakanda and this nation’s futuristic technological advancements ensures a rich, thematic narrative that does not shy away from sensitive concepts of society, politics, and humanity.

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Speaking of the fictional African region of Wakanda, it is utterly remarkable how the filmmakers breathed life into this mythical land of beauty, grandeur, and magnificence. Every team involved, from the art directors, to the Oscar-winning production design crew (headed by Hannah Beachler and Greg Berry), to the set decorators managed by Jay Hart, to the visual effects artists, all came together to produce an exceptional cinematic achievement in the realm of physical artistic masterpieces alone. Additionally, the costume design department (led by Ruth Carter, Oscar-winner) and the…

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