Arianne’s review published on Letterboxd:
There are problems in the script and it’s run time, but it is so hard to describe all the emotions that run through you while watching this.
The emotional beats surrounding the already established characters really bring this one home and Namor is a very nuanced and interesting anti-hero, but there is a lot of very thin side characters that could have had more emotional pull.
It is hard to fault Coogler and his script because of the circumstances surrounding the film and it is clear that this was made from a lot of pain and grief, it’s kind of voyeurism at times seeing them actually grief their friends, but in the end, you can’t help but cry along as you yourself mourn in a way.
Wakanda Forever makes it almost impossible to be objective because of everything surrounding it and walking away, putting words to the feelings in it is almost impossible. It will stay with me, and yes, it has faults like many Marvel films, but Coogler continues to prove that he is one of the best directors working right now.