i cried when the damn theater turned black.
tears were legit rolling down my cheeks.
it took me a while,
but i was finally able to take a trip to wakanda.
“black panther” was my friday night.
i was an emotional mess within this movie.
we are too far ahead in my movie review.
let’s scale it back some…
so the movie was at 7pm and i made sure my ass was on time.
i didn’t need any issues.
it would take me close to 15 minutes to get to lincoln center,
but i don’t trust the mta and their questionable service.
when i got there,
i had a lot of time to spare.
it felt good to be early.
after last week’s debacle…
i bought a juice from outside and got a small popcorn inside.
sidebar: can you believe i devoured that during the trailers?
i didn’t eat today because i wanted no stomach issues.
speaking of trailers,
let’s font about that for a second.
HOW LONG WHERE THE TRAILERS FOR THIS MOVIE????
i felt like they would never end.
i pre-reserved a nice seat in the middle of the theater.
i was dead center for my imax experience.
it was packed,
but the way that imax theater is set up,
it was roomy and the leather seats were comfortable.
the movie was amazing.
it was breathtaking on the imax screen.
all of the actors/actresses did such an amazing job,
especially chadwick boseman.
he brings it as t’challa and made me feel every emotion.
i don’t even have a favorite character because i loved everyone.
i will say i loved danai’s character.
her fight scenes were AWESOME!
i didn’t know lupita got down like that either.
she held her own on the fighting tip.
winston duke‘s “m’baku” sarcasm is all me.
(when he barked!!!!!!!)
see i don’t have a fav!
i can’t choose!
even michael b jordan as the villain was excellent.
he mos def told all the naysayers about his “acting”.
his bawdy was also an excellent co-star too.another sidebar: i really wish angela played storm when they offered her the role.
i didn’t know he was stacked like that.
the whole cast stepped up and brought their “a” games for this movie.
i wonder if daniel’s character was banished for what he did?
the only thing i didn’t like was my audience.
it was mostly “colonizers” and they didn’t do too much cheering.
that low-key made me upset.
they laughed and clapped at certain scenes,
but i felt it would have been different with a majority “us” audience.
quick question for the foxhole…
Why did M’Baku fight T’Challa in that challenge?
Wasn’t he a king in his own land?
at the end of it,
as i was back stroking in my own tears,
it made me feel so good.
i felt so good seeing my own on that huge screen.
the movie made me live vicariously through these characters.
we were seen as kings and queens.
black vixens were seen as powerful.
it lived up to all my expectations.
if you haven’t seen “black panther”,
i hope you find some time to check it out.
see it in imax too.
it felt like you were actually in wakanda during certain scenes.
best of all,
it will make you feel even more proud to be black.
low-key: i am currently writing this entry to the score.
i’m reliving the movie all over again.