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Reply #150 posted 02/22/18 12:15pm

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Musicslave said:

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I saw a story last week before the movie opened nationwide about white people lying about being beat up by black people at the theater. So, "don't go see BP if you don't want to get beat up by black people," was their message. Oh and they posted pics of blooded faces with black eyes and bruises, etc.. Kid you not. Thankfully, the glowing reviews and positive word of mouth had already had momentum by then.

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I'm thinking to myself, why can't other ethic groups win without certain white people feeling threatened? Are white people only allowed to win? Must be that sad case of Supremacy again. I hope they get well soon. lol

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Can't wait to see it.. Guys, share your thoughts on it whenever you see it. No Spoilers of course.




I guess some people assume it's a movie pitting black people against white people and that it's trying to stir up race dissension when that couldn't be the far-est thing from the truth. People left feeling good and proud not angry and hateful one bit unless they personally went in with a ton of personal issues, in that case a fantasy movie can't help them. It set up the perfect tone for BP to join the Avengers as an equal, not a sidekick.

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Figured they would tie-in Infinity War somehow. Marvel is on a serious roll. Thanks!

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Reply #151 posted 02/22/18 12:53pm

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They should have a really racist villian.

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Reply #152 posted 02/22/18 12:57pm

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I guess some people assume it's a movie pitting black people against white people and that it's trying to stir up race dissension when that couldn't be the far-est thing from the truth. People left feeling good and proud not angry and hateful one bit unless they personally went in with a ton of personal issues, in that case a fantasy movie can't help them. It set up the perfect tone for BP to join the Avengers as an equal, not a sidekick.

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Figured they would tie-in Infinity War somehow. Marvel is on a serious roll. Thanks!



That's exactly what it was doing. I enjoy the heck out of the Avengers, I still giggle thinking about Hulk beating the crap out of Loki.

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Reply #153 posted 02/23/18 5:55am

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a review I heard said it was interesting that their society was advanced but had turned its back on many other people and that their government was based on violence where a king was whoever could defeat the current king. Which makes for an interesting juxtaposition.


They also said it was 20 minutes too long.


but the main thing they said was that the SFX looked cheap. Ecepicaly at the end... and they wondered if they ran out of time or just could not afford better ones.


Maybe they will go back and redo them?

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Reply #154 posted 02/25/18 5:52am

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Kind of pathetic to see how "Black" Americans are suddenly so "African" because of some shitty movie with a science fiction view of Africa and actually try to associate themselves and think they're somehow connected to that white man fantasy view...
Black Americans are as African as White Dutch people are Australian...
Instead of supporting crap like this I think it's more healthy for that portion of Black Americans, who probably can't even point out Africa on a map, to support the likes of Spike Lee and his view of Black America instead of white fantasy Marvel garbage...

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Reply #155 posted 02/25/18 6:43am

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Neversin said:

Kind of pathetic to see how "Black" Americans are suddenly so "African" because of some shitty movie with a science fiction view of Africa and actually try to associate themselves and think they're somehow connected to that white man fantasy view...
Black Americans are as African as White Dutch people are Australian...
Instead of supporting crap like this I think it's more healthy for that portion of Black Americans, who probably can't even point out Africa on a map, to support the likes of Spike Lee and his view of Black America instead of white fantasy Marvel garbage...

Neversin.


So in your [Snip - luv4u], any Black American who is enjoying or supporting the Black Panther movie, suddenly thinks they’re African, can’t find Africa on a map and should seek Spike Lee’s permission when deciding which movie, with Black actors in it they should pay to see? falloff You probably think Spike Lee is the leader of the Black community too.


LMAO. It seems there are a lot of folks very upset about the joy, many in the Black community are displaying, from seeing the Black Panther movie. No worries, you’ll get over it. comfort fro afro pick Matter of fact, as a Black American woman, I absolutely loved the BLACK PANTHER movie. Going to see it again. Cheers! smile
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Reply #156 posted 02/25/18 6:48am

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a review I heard said it was interesting that their society was advanced but had turned its back on many other people and that their government was based on violence where a king was whoever could defeat the current king. Which makes for an interesting juxtaposition.


They also said it was 20 minutes too long.


but the main thing they said was that the SFX looked cheap. Ecepicaly at the end... and they wondered if they ran out of time or just could not afford better ones.


Maybe they will go back and redo them?



BLACK PANTHER is the number one movie worldwide right now.

Maybe instead of relying on others’ views of the movie, you should just go out and see it for yourself. Oh, but you won’t. Anyway, to each their own.
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Reply #157 posted 02/25/18 7:08am

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Kind of pathetic to see how "Black" Americans are suddenly so "African" because of some shitty movie with a science fiction view of Africa and actually try to associate themselves and think they're somehow connected to that white man fantasy view... Black Americans are as African as White Dutch people are Australian... Instead of supporting crap like this I think it's more healthy for that portion of Black Americans, who probably can't even point out Africa on a map, to support the likes of Spike Lee and his view of Black America instead of white fantasy Marvel garbage... Neversin.


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Reply #158 posted 02/25/18 7:14am

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Kind of pathetic to see how "Black" Americans are suddenly so "African" because of some shitty movie with a science fiction view of Africa and actually try to associate themselves and think they're somehow connected to that white man fantasy view... Black Americans are as African as White Dutch people are Australian... Instead of supporting crap like this I think it's more healthy for that portion of Black Americans, who probably can't even point out Africa on a map, to support the likes of Spike Lee and his view of Black America instead of white fantasy Marvel garbage... Neversin.

Interesting take here below

I saw the film though. Big Marvel fan and the Black Panthers introduction in Capt America Civil War was awesome. Same with Wonder Womans intro in Batman vs Superman

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The Black Panthers sister I think stole the show though

The soundtrack has the word Ni&&a and Bitch throught it which is a let down. Almost the opposite of the films gloriousness. The score music is way better

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It is Sci-fi and fictional though. This guy Alik Shahadah has some interesting words here...

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http://africanholocaust.n...ther_film/

...positive film about Africans? When was the last time a film had in a country (fictional or otherwise) that was not being saved by Europeans, slaughtering each other, dying of HIV, under siege by a tyrannical Idi Amin type character? Honestly Black Panthers shows us an African country east of Ethiopia that has African people empowered and dressed in African attire and flying spaceships. There is no way the film could go wrong with that kind of opening. And it is interesting that this film was created by White people, who in this instance seem to understand what an African future should look like.

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What you do with something truly determines the value of the thing. If after Black Panther, we are still afraid to be African and wear African clothes then Marvel took our money and we just fools. If all our children know is Wakada, but still never heard about Kush, Songhai, and Axum then we really are stupid and deserve to be exploited. Because unfortunately despite all of this hype, have our people (in the main) taken a deeper interest in African culture and history? Do people now know the fictional people in the film were based on real cultures like the Mursi of Ethiopia? Then it is a wasted opportunity. Did the film cause people to go and look at the Black Panther Party which shares the same name? Are we going to step beyond Marvel and do for self or has our WILL TO DO been traded for greater dependency?

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Reply #159 posted 02/25/18 8:36am

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..and it just keeps doing well. thumbs up! dancing jig



https://www.forbes.com/si...e19f794e4a


WHY 'BLACK PANTHER’ Is A Bigger Box Office Success Story Than 'Star Wars' And 'Jurassic World'

Bryan Rolli, CONTRIBUTOR
Feb 24, 2018 6:18 PM 2,149

HOUSTON, TX – FEBRUARY 15: IMAX, Regal Entertainment Group, [+]
Black Panther handily took the top spot at Friday’s box office with a massive $28.8 million. As Scott Mendelson noted this morning, that’s only a 43 percent drop from last Friday if you subtract the $25.2 million in Thursday previews (which Disney has not, because that combined $75.8 million opening day is a nice figure to brag about). Black Panther‘s second Friday also brings its eight-day domestic haul to $320.8 million, which is the fourth-highest ever behind Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($321.3m), Jurassic World ($325.5m) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($440.1m), and more than $20 million ahead of the fifth-place finisher, The Avengers ($299.2m).



If Black Panther maintains its current pace through Sunday, it should become the fourth movie to break $100 million in its second weekend, surpassing The Last Jedi’s 10-day gross and staying within arm’s reach of Jurassic World. (It’s no match for The Force Awakens, but you can’t have everything.) But even if Black Panther trails Jurassic World and The Force Awakens from here on out, it’s still a more impressive box office success story than both of them.


Ryan Coogler’s universally acclaimed superhero flick has already exceeded its most charitable box office expectations by a long shot. There’s simply no precedent for a standalone film within the Marvel Cinematic Universe performing this way. Behind The Avengers‘ final domestic gross ($623m) and Age of Ultron ($459m), the highest-grossing entry in the MCU is Iron Man 3 ($409m), which Black Panther should surpass by Monday, or Tuesday at the absolute latest. Even with Avengers: Infinity War coming in less than three months, Black Panther still enticed fans to come out in record-breaking droves thanks to its savvy marketing, rave reviews and promise to shake up the well-worn superhero movie formula.

The fact that Black Panther has gone toe-to-toe with mega-blockbusters like The Last Jedi and Jurassic World is even more impressive considering that, despite existing within the MCU, it’s still the first in its series. Jurassic World capitalized off three previous films in the franchise and 14 years of pent-up anticipation since Jurassic Park III. Meanwhile, The Force Awakens came a decade after the tepidly received Revenge of the Sith, by which point fans had long given up on seeing the franchise make amends for its critically reviled prequel trilogy. It’s unrealistic to compare any movie to The Force Awakens‘ jaw-dropping $936 million domestic haul, and it’s doubtful that any film will challenge that record, even future Star Wars movies. The Last Jedi makes a much better comparison point, as fans had already accepted that Star Wars was here to stay and could temper their expectations accordingly. In that context, it’s incredible that King T’Challa and the people of Wakanda could give Luke, Leia and Chewie a run for their money.”




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Reply #160 posted 02/25/18 8:43am

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Another article on how well it’s doing at the box office:



https://www.google.com/am...09210/amp/

‘Black Panther’ Eyes Fifth-Highest-Grossing Second Weekend at U.S. Box Office
Dave McNary
February 23, 2018 1:31PM PST


Disney-Marvel’s “Black Panther” is heading for a sensational second weekend of about $90 million at 4,020 North American sites, early estimates showed on Friday.

The super-charged tentpole was projected to take in about $25 million on Friday, its eighth day of release, in a dominant performance that would place it in the $85 million to $90 million range. It would be the fifth-highest-grossing domestic second weekend of all time, trailing only “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at $149 million, “Jurassic World” at $106.6 million, “The Avengers” at $103 million, and “Beauty and the Beast” at $90.4 million.

Marvel-Disney’s 2015 sequel “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is currently fifth on the second-weekend list with $77.7 million.”

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Reply #161 posted 02/25/18 8:47am

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the fact that it is February and it is beating the Avengers and about tied with Last Jedi... tells me it is going to do very well. Most of the big movies were in the summer *schools out* or in the December *school is out* this is the middle of winter with school in session... I said before it could make 800 Million domestic... well maybe not but it is going to give all the big ones a run for their money.

I think this will do better than SOLO but isn't there another Avengers movie this summer?


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Reply #162 posted 02/25/18 10:09am

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Yvette Carnel said the movie is Obama. lol

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Reply #163 posted 02/25/18 11:22am

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Graycap23 said:

Neversin said:

Kind of pathetic to see how "Black" Americans are suddenly so "African" because of some shitty movie with a science fiction view of Africa and actually try to associate themselves and think they're somehow connected to that white man fantasy view... Black Americans are as African as White Dutch people are Australian... Instead of supporting crap like this I think it's more healthy for that portion of Black Americans, who probably can't even point out Africa on a map, to support the likes of Spike Lee and his view of Black America instead of white fantasy Marvel garbage... Neversin.


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Reply #164 posted 02/25/18 12:47pm

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Neversin said:

Kind of pathetic to see how "Black" Americans are suddenly so "African" because of some shitty movie with a science fiction view of Africa and actually try to associate themselves and think they're somehow connected to that white man fantasy view...
Black Americans are as African as White Dutch people are Australian...
Instead of supporting crap like this I think it's more healthy for that portion of Black Americans, who probably can't even point out Africa on a map, to support the likes of Spike Lee and his view of Black America instead of white fantasy Marvel garbage...

Neversin.




Yep all those how to vids on YT geared towards AAs suddenly popped up right after BP. :eyeroll: Pop culture entertainment tends to be a call and response the people call, the industry relunctantly responds. it's nobody's problem you were completely unaware about what's been going on. It's been par for the course for some people for a very long time now. and oh well you don't like it nobody cares .
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Reply #165 posted 02/25/18 1:10pm

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

the fact that it is February and it is beating the Avengers and about tied with Last Jedi... tells me it is going to do very well. Most of the big movies were in the summer *schools out* or in the December *school is out* this is the middle of winter with school in session... I said before it could make 800 Million domestic... well maybe not but it is going to give all the big ones a run for their money.

I think this will do better than SOLO but isn't there another Avengers movie this summer?


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Reply #166 posted 02/25/18 1:27pm

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2elijah said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:

a review I heard said it was interesting that their society was advanced but had turned its back on many other people and that their government was based on violence where a king was whoever could defeat the current king. Which makes for an interesting juxtaposition.


They also said it was 20 minutes too long.


but the main thing they said was that the SFX looked cheap. Ecepicaly at the end... and they wondered if they ran out of time or just could not afford better ones.


Maybe they will go back and redo them?



BLACK PANTHER is the number one movie worldwide right now.

Maybe instead of relying on others’ views of the movie, you should just go out and see it for yourself. Oh, but you won’t. Anyway, to each their own.
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Reply #167 posted 02/25/18 1:47pm

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2elijah said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:

a review I heard said it was interesting that their society was advanced but had turned its back on many other people and that their government was based on violence where a king was whoever could defeat the current king. Which makes for an interesting juxtaposition.


They also said it was 20 minutes too long.


but the main thing they said was that the SFX looked cheap. Ecepicaly at the end... and they wondered if they ran out of time or just could not afford better ones.


Maybe they will go back and redo them?

BLACK PANTHER is the number one movie worldwide right now. Maybe instead of relying on others’ views of the movie, you should just go out and see it for yourself. Oh, but you won’t. Anyway, to each their own. [Edited 2/25/18 6:49am]

I go to very few movies at the theaters. I will see this at some point at home. I think I will go see 3 movies at the most this year: Star Wars, Deadpool, the Meg (and the Meg is iffy).

I am very interested in how it performs. I hope it breaks $800Million ($1800mill WW) but it will need to do so without my $7.

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Reply #168 posted 02/25/18 2:51pm

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Graycap23 said:

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Reply #169 posted 02/25/18 3:13pm

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I have a co-worker who collects all of the Marvel movies once their out on BR or DVD. So I didn't bother asking if he would go to the theater to see BP because I know better. He's one of those home theater only guys. To each their own, not mad at him.


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So instead I asked, "I'm sure you'll be getting BP whenever it comes out on BR, right?" Reply: "Nah. For some reason I don't want to see it." I said, oh really. Even though you normally get all of Marvel's stuff? "I'm just not interested in this one for some reason." After that one, I left it alone. lol lol lol

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Just going to preface this post with a SPOILER WARNING just in case.

In fairness I was of a similar mind regarding this movie. I've seen all the MCU movies in the cinema on release day (some of them I seen BEFORE release day) but I just wasn't excited for this one. Aside from his part in Civil War, I didn't know anything about the character so I found it difficult to get into that "must see this movie" mentality. There was never any question of whether I'd see it or not. I just wasn't feeling that excited by it. I even turned down the chance to see it before it opened. But I have since been to see it and I really really enjoyed it. Perhaps more so than most of the other movies in the series. Great performances all around, a great villain, some nice little subtle hints towards the next Avengers movie and a few not so subtle ones too (like that post credits scene with the Winter Soldier).

So yeah, perhaps that guy just doesn't know much about the character and that's why he's not feeling it. Honestly though, I think my lack of knowledge on the character made me enjoy the movie more.
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Reply #170 posted 02/26/18 9:49am

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OnlyNDaUsa said:



2elijah said:


OnlyNDaUsa said:

a review I heard said it was interesting that their society was advanced but had turned its back on many other people and that their government was based on violence where a king was whoever could defeat the current king. Which makes for an interesting juxtaposition.


They also said it was 20 minutes too long.


but the main thing they said was that the SFX looked cheap. Ecepicaly at the end... and they wondered if they ran out of time or just could not afford better ones.


Maybe they will go back and redo them?



BLACK PANTHER is the number one movie worldwide right now. Maybe instead of relying on others’ views of the movie, you should just go out and see it for yourself. Oh, but you won’t. Anyway, to each their own. [Edited 2/25/18 6:49am]



I go to very few movies at the theaters. I will see this at some point at home. I think I will go see 3 movies at the most this year: Star Wars, Deadpool, the Meg (and the Meg is iffy).

I am very interested in how it performs. I hope it breaks $800Million ($1800mill WW) but it will need to do so without my $7.


Yes it’s doing very well at the box office. I’m going to see it again. I love the support the film is getting. dancing jig
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Reply #171 posted 02/26/18 10:10am

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2elijah said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:

I go to very few movies at the theaters. I will see this at some point at home. I think I will go see 3 movies at the most this year: Star Wars, Deadpool, the Meg (and the Meg is iffy).

I am very interested in how it performs. I hope it breaks $800Million ($1800mill WW) but it will need to do so without my $7.

Yes it’s doing very well at the box office. I’m going to see it again. I love the support the film is getting. dancing jig [Edited 2/26/18 9:58am]

it has made $400Million in 10 days compared to TLJ's 368Million. TLJ went in with to huge advantages: 1) It's Star Wars and 2) holiday release.

at 10 days the TLJ had made about 60% of what it is at now and I do not see it making more than a few million more ($300K this weekend)


And beating the Avengers as well. The Avengers went on to double its final box office after the 10-day mark. Again with the advantage of summer.

At 10 days Avengers made about half of its final haul. If BP manages that it will break $800.


Realistically it is more likely to hit $700 but fall short of my $800 mil prediction.

If it makes $799,999,992 you can blame me for not having gone to see it...

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Reply #172 posted 02/26/18 11:51am

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Musicslave said:

I have a co-worker who collects all of the Marvel movies once their out on BR or DVD. So I didn't bother asking if he would go to the theater to see BP because I know better. He's one of those home theater only guys. To each their own, not mad at him.

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So instead I asked, "I'm sure you'll be getting BP whenever it comes out on BR, right?" Reply: "Nah. For some reason I don't want to see it." I said, oh really. Even though you normally get all of Marvel's stuff? "I'm just not interested in this one for some reason." After that one, I left it alone. lol lol lol

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Just going to preface this post with a SPOILER WARNING just in case. In fairness I was of a similar mind regarding this movie. I've seen all the MCU movies in the cinema on release day (some of them I seen BEFORE release day) but I just wasn't excited for this one. Aside from his part in Civil War, I didn't know anything about the character so I found it difficult to get into that "must see this movie" mentality. There was never any question of whether I'd see it or not. I just wasn't feeling that excited by it. I even turned down the chance to see it before it opened. But I have since been to see it and I really really enjoyed it. Perhaps more so than most of the other movies in the series. Great performances all around, a great villain, some nice little subtle hints towards the next Avengers movie and a few not so subtle ones too (like that post credits scene with the Winter Soldier). So yeah, perhaps that guy just doesn't know much about the character and that's why he's not feeling it. Honestly though, I think my lack of knowledge on the character made me enjoy the movie more.



This superhero world is new to me. Some of them I go to the theater to see, some I don't, I'm pretty much flying blind on who is who and what they're supposed to be doing. I saw IM because of RDJ, I went to see Avengers because of IM and got sucked right into Marvel's world from there. I probably would have delayed seeing BP if I had not been drawn into this Marvel thing to begin with. I didn't enjoy B vs. S, so I didn't immediately go see WW, but when I finally saw it I thought it was absolutely awesome. Honestly, I really hope my entire character isn't being judged based on how fast I go out and see (or if I opt not to see) any of these movies because it has and will continue to be a completely random choice for me.

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morningsong said:



EmmaMcG said:


Musicslave said:

I have a co-worker who collects all of the Marvel movies once their out on BR or DVD. So I didn't bother asking if he would go to the theater to see BP because I know better. He's one of those home theater only guys. To each their own, not mad at him.


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So instead I asked, "I'm sure you'll be getting BP whenever it comes out on BR, right?" Reply: "Nah. For some reason I don't want to see it." I said, oh really. Even though you normally get all of Marvel's stuff? "I'm just not interested in this one for some reason." After that one, I left it alone. lol lol lol


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Just going to preface this post with a SPOILER WARNING just in case. In fairness I was of a similar mind regarding this movie. I've seen all the MCU movies in the cinema on release day (some of them I seen BEFORE release day) but I just wasn't excited for this one. Aside from his part in Civil War, I didn't know anything about the character so I found it difficult to get into that "must see this movie" mentality. There was never any question of whether I'd see it or not. I just wasn't feeling that excited by it. I even turned down the chance to see it before it opened. But I have since been to see it and I really really enjoyed it. Perhaps more so than most of the other movies in the series. Great performances all around, a great villain, some nice little subtle hints towards the next Avengers movie and a few not so subtle ones too (like that post credits scene with the Winter Soldier). So yeah, perhaps that guy just doesn't know much about the character and that's why he's not feeling it. Honestly though, I think my lack of knowledge on the character made me enjoy the movie more.



This superhero world is new to me. Some of them I go to the theater to see, some I don't, I'm pretty much flying blind on who is who and what they're supposed to be doing. I saw IM because of RDJ, I went to see Avengers because of IM and got sucked right into Marvel's world from there. I probably would have delayed seeing BP if I had not been drawn into this Marvel thing to begin with. I didn't enjoy B vs. S, so I didn't immediately go see WW, but when I finally saw it I thought it was absolutely awesome. Honestly, I really hope my entire character isn't being judged based on how fast I go out and see (or if I opt not to see) any of these movies because it has and will continue to be a completely random choice for me.



LOL, don't worry. I will never judge you for it. You're A-OK in my book.

I'm a big movie fan in general. I always have been. Superhero movies are very common now so it stands to reason that I see a lot of them. I go to the cinema maybe two or three times per week so especially in the summer months there isn't much choice outside of superhero movies. Which explains why I'm so familiar with them.
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Reply #174 posted 02/26/18 1:09pm

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Musicslave said:

I have a co-worker who collects all of the Marvel movies once their out on BR or DVD. So I didn't bother asking if he would go to the theater to see BP because I know better. He's one of those home theater only guys. To each their own, not mad at him.

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So instead I asked, "I'm sure you'll be getting BP whenever it comes out on BR, right?" Reply: "Nah. For some reason I don't want to see it." I said, oh really. Even though you normally get all of Marvel's stuff? "I'm just not interested in this one for some reason." After that one, I left it alone. lol lol lol

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Just going to preface this post with a SPOILER WARNING just in case. In fairness I was of a similar mind regarding this movie. I've seen all the MCU movies in the cinema on release day (some of them I seen BEFORE release day) but I just wasn't excited for this one. Aside from his part in Civil War, I didn't know anything about the character so I found it difficult to get into that "must see this movie" mentality. There was never any question of whether I'd see it or not. I just wasn't feeling that excited by it. I even turned down the chance to see it before it opened. But I have since been to see it and I really really enjoyed it. Perhaps more so than most of the other movies in the series. Great performances all around, a great villain, some nice little subtle hints towards the next Avengers movie and a few not so subtle ones too (like that post credits scene with the Winter Soldier). So yeah, perhaps that guy just doesn't know much about the character and that's why he's not feeling it. Honestly though, I think my lack of knowledge on the character made me enjoy the movie more.


I'd accept that answer if the above co-worker also wasn't into the Ant-Man movie. I find it hard to believe Ant-Man is more well-known to non-comic book readers than Black Panther. Maybe it was the setting of the movie that turns him off. Most westerners have little interest in anything involving Africa.

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Reply #175 posted 02/26/18 2:35pm

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sexton said:



EmmaMcG said:




Musicslave said:


I have a co-worker who collects all of the Marvel movies once their out on BR or DVD. So I didn't bother asking if he would go to the theater to see BP because I know better. He's one of those home theater only guys. To each their own, not mad at him.


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So instead I asked, "I'm sure you'll be getting BP whenever it comes out on BR, right?" Reply: "Nah. For some reason I don't want to see it." I said, oh really. Even though you normally get all of Marvel's stuff? "I'm just not interested in this one for some reason." After that one, I left it alone. lol lol lol


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Just going to preface this post with a SPOILER WARNING just in case. In fairness I was of a similar mind regarding this movie. I've seen all the MCU movies in the cinema on release day (some of them I seen BEFORE release day) but I just wasn't excited for this one. Aside from his part in Civil War, I didn't know anything about the character so I found it difficult to get into that "must see this movie" mentality. There was never any question of whether I'd see it or not. I just wasn't feeling that excited by it. I even turned down the chance to see it before it opened. But I have since been to see it and I really really enjoyed it. Perhaps more so than most of the other movies in the series. Great performances all around, a great villain, some nice little subtle hints towards the next Avengers movie and a few not so subtle ones too (like that post credits scene with the Winter Soldier). So yeah, perhaps that guy just doesn't know much about the character and that's why he's not feeling it. Honestly though, I think my lack of knowledge on the character made me enjoy the movie more.


I'd accept that answer if the above co-worker also wasn't into the Ant-Man movie. I find it hard to believe Ant-Man is more well-known to non-comic book readers than Black Panther. Maybe it was the setting of the movie that turns him off. Most westerners have little interest in anything involving Africa.




I knew more about Ant-Man than Black Panther purely because I read that they were doing an Ant-Man movie years ago, around the time the second Toby Maguire Spider-Man movie came out. So I'd been following the development of it long before the MCU was even a thing. Although, I will acknowledge that I'm probably unique in that regard.

I do think that the setting of the movie will probably put some people off seeing it but that's a massive shame. The movie is really good and it definitely deserves the praise its been getting. But at the end of the day the only ones losing out are the ones who refuse to watch it. Marvel and Disney are raking it in at the box office so I'm sure they won't mind if a few people can't get over their own hang-ups regarding a superhero movie set in Africa.
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Reply #176 posted 02/26/18 5:31pm

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further discussion about the movie/comic/characters-heroes/soundtrack/first appearance etc

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http://prince.org/msg/100/452367?pg=1

The Black Panther affect

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Reply #177 posted 02/27/18 10:16am

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hell yea.

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Reply #178 posted 02/27/18 12:32pm

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Geesh!

‘Black Panther’ Heads Toward $1 Billion at Global Box Office


https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-26/-black-panther-heads-toward-1-billion-at-worldwide-box-office

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Reply #179 posted 03/05/18 7:43am

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Finally saw it this weekend.... Loved every minute of it!

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