Black Panther ★★★

Launching from the events of CAPTAIN AMERICAN: CIVIL WAR, the small African nation of Wakanda, boasts a technologically advanced infra structure that rivals any in the world, and yet they have remained sequestered from international eyes in order to protect their way of life. T’Challa (Chadwick Bosman, aka Black Panther) must now lead his nation after the death of his father, the King, and ward off a rival who threatens the throne and the future of their nation. Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station, Creed) brings his own stylish flourishes to a film I found to be a mix of cool, lavish, fun, and ridiculous...all in one.

Grade: B