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Who Is The Black Panther?
Deep in the heart of Africa lies Wakanda, an advanced and unconquerable civilization. A family of warrior kings possessing superior speed, strength and agility has governed this mysterious nation as long as time itself. The latest in this famed line is young King TChalla, the great hero known worldwide as the Black Panther.
Now, outsiders once again threaten to invade and plunder Wakanda. Leading this brutal assault is Klaw, a deadly assassin with the blood of TChallas murdered father on his hands, who brings with him a strong army of super-powered mercenaries. Even with Wakandas might and his own superhuman skills, can the Black Panther prevail against this deadly invading force?
From respected filmmaker/producer Reginald Hudlin and legendary comic book artist John Romita, Jr., comes the epic Black Panther story for which comic fans have waited 25 years. Starring Djimon Hounsou (Gladiator, Blood Diamond) and Alfre Woodard (True Blood, Star Trek: First Contact).
Looking back at Black Panther with Reginald Hudlin and John Romita, Jr.
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As someone looking to learn a bit more about this character ahead of the upcoming film, I found the story interesting and dramatic. It it s bit jumpy, due to being a series of short-burst episodes instead of a seamless longer film. That being said, this is quite high-quality for an animated adaption, and the African setting and style (to the music, among other things) which sets it apart from the typical Marvel stuff. Well worth the price.
I kind of wished it was longer. Sighs. The voice actor selection was precise. The storyline was spectacular. Very sensible and fitting. This is a decent introduction to the Black Panther if anyone is not familiar with it. And since Marvel is releasing a movie for this in a few years, this would be a great premise/foundation for any new BP fans.
BP faced off against Captain America on here....although Cap lost, it was kind of a weak fight scene.
I like how the characters are constantly reintroduced in each episode; it helps prime the memory for those who are new to this series. My son and his cousins love this and have watched it 3 times already, and they still wanna see it again. It would be nice if BET could air this during Black History month again in conjunction with an actually brief historic capture of the BPP since there are some loose connections.
Aside from it being short and concise, I have no complaints. High recommend
The writing and action stands on its own.
For those of you that aren't familiar with The Black Panther. He is an African king of a nation in Africa called Wakanda. A nation (in the Marvel Universe) that has a reputation of being fierce warriors and technologically more advanced than China, Japan, The Middle East or even The United States! Furthermore, they have never been conquered or defeated in their history!
As for the Panther title itself, it is a hereditary title that is usually passed on through the generations but can be earned by a Wakandan citizen through combat with whoever is the current Black Panther.
This story is of the current B.P., T'Challa. He gains the throne through this combat and in addition to ruling Wakanda, he is also looking for the man that murdered his father and younger brother when he was a child. Meanwhile, that man (who is a revamped version of Klaw) is assembling his own force which includes a version of The Black Knight, The Juggernaut and Batroc The Leaper to take over Wakanda and finish the job of taking out the whole Panther bloodline! The United States Government is also looking to move in for their own interests.
Storm of the X-Men, who in the comics becomes T'Challa's wife, also makes an appearance as she comes to aid B.P. and the Wakanda nation in their battle.
It has and makes an interesting commentary on how people view each other in the world and makes subtile statements and stances on many subjects, particularly racism, religion and faith.
There is some violence in it that is brief but at times graphic. I would recommend this movie to older kids to adults as this may not be suitable for young children. It stars Djimon Hounsou as Black Panther/T'Challa, Kerry Washington as Suri (B.P.'s sister), Alfre Woodard as Queen Mother & Doni Reese (the latter character is a take on Condolezza Rice) and R & B singer Jill Scott as Storm.
If you are a comic head or a Marvel fan or just want to see a positive image of a black character, then check this one out!
Wish it was longer! 6 episodes, not 8 as I'd been led to believe.
Great art direction, all star talent cast, great score and most importantly, engaging, intelligent story. There's a reason it was never aired in America: brutally honest biting social commentary. Watch this Miniseries to get caught up on the likely Black Panther storyline for the upcoming BP film! (Might be better than the film) Support quality storytelling