Wakanda Forever Review: NO SPOILERS


Joshua Zuniga, Online EIC

Wakanda Forever. The chant of the Wakandans when they fight for their nation. The movie Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is more than just a film. It is a tribute to the life of Chadwick Boseman, who originally played Black Panther or King T’Challa, who passed away on August 28, 2022; more than two years ago from colon cancer. This new installation in the MCU introduces new characters like the main antagonist: Namor the Submariner. This film has a lot more than just Namor to offer.

“I am Queen of the most powerful nation in the world, and my entire family is gone! Have I not given everything?” The line delivered by Queen Ramonda, played by Angela Bassett, was first shown with the release of the teaser for the new film. The teaser trailer revealed that the Black Panther/King T’Challa is gone and that Wakanda has lost its protectors with the Queen in agony on how much she has lost over the years. T’Chaka, T’Challa, the burden is heavy as she is forced to lead and continue the steps that T’Challa has chosen in the first Black Panther movie.

“I liked the movie, and I personally like how Namor represents the Hispanic community. America Chavez does that as well, but besides that, we don’t have a lot of that representation in the Marvel Universe,” Diego Andrade, a junior, said. When it comes to representation, there are a ton of movies with actors with different ethnicities as the main protagonist or in this case, the antagonist.

Without saying much of what the movie has in store, the movie was, overall, well done and it comes to note that this is the final film of Phase Four in the MCU. There will be more to come in Phase 5 when Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Joshua’s Rating: 7/10.