Last Night's 'Black Panther' Premiere Was Glorious and Black AF

Posted January 31, 2018

On Monday, Black Panther had its official premiere, leading to the first reactions from critics. After all, the event at Dolby Theatre was celebrating Black Panther, a film starring Chadwick Boseman as a black superhero who becomes king of his high-tech African nation called Wakanda.

ReBecca Theodore-Vachon, a former staffer at Forbes and RogerEbert.com, said Wright's Shuri and Gurira's Okoye were "important and necessary portraits of black women not seen in superhero movies before", according to THR.

Chadwick Boseman is Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Wesley is a huge fan of his portrayal of Prince T'Challa. After all, the central story of Black Panther doesn't directly tie into Infinity War, so it would be a good way to get a nod in.

Even though the review embargo for Marvel's Black Panther movie has yet to be lifted, some screenings took place this week and some people have already posted their reactions on social media. "It's 100% African & it is dope". "Also, Michael B. Jordan ... damn". This was by far the best marvel movie to date.

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Jamie Broadnax, editor-in-chief of Black Girl Nerds, loved pretty much everything about the film - "excellent special effects, compelling story line, brilliant performances!" - and said that it "will go down in history as Marvel's best!"

ESPN "SportsCenter" host Jemele Hill is calling on a few prominent Detroiters to help kids in the community see "Black Panther". We really just finished the movie very recently.

Early audiences particularly pinpointed Jordan's villain, Erik Killmonger, as being an effective foil to Black Panther. Jesse Grant / Getty Images for Disney (left); Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images for Disney Michael B. Jordan, Angela Bassett and Daniel Kaluuya "Black Panther" costars Michael B. Jordan, from left, Angela Bassett and Daniel Kaluuya at the film's world premiere in Hollywood.

We'll all get to find out and offer our own Twitter thoughts soon enough, as Black Panther arrives in theaters on February 16. You'll be able to see all of the incredible action when the film hits theaters on February 16.