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Old 07-03-2018, 07:07   #61
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Finally saw this yesterday. Thought it was good, but nothing that made me want to rush out and buy it on bluray when it comes out.
I get the Phantom Menace comparisons at the end. Also the 'normal people getting flung 50ft in the air and still being fine' thing is getting silly now.
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Old 07-03-2018, 07:59   #62
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A quick Google shows me that least 4 of the cast (main cast members too) ARE African.

EDIT: If your a black African American, and it's very much an American film, your identity is very much tied both to the colour of your skin and your cultural background. It's a very complicated and sore subject for many African Americans. Racism is still rife in America and unlike most white people given how many black Americans were ripped away from their country of origin and have, in effect, had their culture and background stolen from them (think how easy it is for a white European to trace their ancestry and cultural heritage as opposed to someone whose ancestor was a slave transported across the Atlantic) the cultural significance of the film is not to be underestimated. At least that's how a black American friend has tried to explain it to me, a white English Northerner
Mostly good points, although I disagree with British people being able to trace their ancestry, we're a complete mix of races from all over
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Having just got round to watching this, I have to echo some of the comments made.

It's a bit meh, and definitely down with Thor 2 as one of the weaker entries in the MCU. Hopefully they can do more with character in subsequent outings.

I do get the cultural importance of it, and I applaud Marvel with going ahead with a superhero blockbuster with an almost exclusively black cast, but story wise it wasn't all that.

There were some good characters, primarily Killmonger and the three female leads, and an honourable mention to Andy Serkis, who was obviously having a blast, but beyond that it was a bit forgettable really.

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Old 03-11-2018, 21:48   #64
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The bloke who plays Black Panther turned up in an episode of Fringe I was watching the other day.
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Old 04-11-2018, 03:21   #65
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The bloke who plays Black Panther turned up in an episode of Fringe I was watching the other day.
OMG, same! i just finished a rewatch of the show an hour ago.
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Finished season 5 this morning Now suffering from 'there's no more to watch' TV-show grieving.

Diane Kruger also pops up in one episode, as does the Duchess of Sussex for a couple, of course
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Old 05-11-2018, 14:43   #67
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Finished season 5 this morning Now suffering from 'there's no more to watch' TV-show grieving.

Diane Kruger also pops up in one episode, as does the Duchess of Sussex for a couple, of course
i'm thinking an alias rewatch next.
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Best picture nomination at the Oscars? Really? It wasn't even the best MCU film last year.
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It was one of my favourite films of the period covered by these Oscars.
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Yeah. Token nomination IMO. Because you know, black people and women...
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The thing is if does not win now, the usual suspects on unsocial media and the usual sites will scream "racism".
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The thing is if does not win now, the usual suspects on unsocial media and the usual sites will scream "racism".
Well lets hope Blackkklansman wins instead
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Best picture nomination at the Oscars? Really? It wasn't even the best MCU film last year.
This. I'd rank it as one of the weakest MCU entries, possibly only above Thor : The Dark World in the list.

It was definitely the third worst film that Black Panther has appeared in.

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Don't they just slap a few popular films in there just to make it interesting, they never win. I guess you can't put Avengers 6 or whatever it was to win an oscar.

First time I've never seen any of the films nominated, I'll get round to it when they come on NowTV I guess.

Nothing for Stan and Ollie? I thought it was great, well acted and the make-up couldn't be faulted. OK maybe not a major category, but when they've only nominate 3 things for make-up?
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