Dave Galanter
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Subj: Re: Just saw Panther (maybe minor Spoilers)
Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 at 07:59:04 pm EST (Viewed 1105 times)
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Loved almost everything about the movie. It almost didn't even feel like a superhero movie to me, and I mean this is a very good way. It felt otherworldly, as it should. Even the scenes in the mundane parts of the world felt more like Blade Runner when the Wakandans were around. The women were amazing. I could watch the Dora Milaje all day and not get tired or it. Shuri was awesome. And I liked the overall story.

I think I enjoyed this more than any other Marvel movie to date.

My complaints:

T'Challa's presence wasn't big enough in the movie. There was way too much going on to appreciate him as a character. I enjoyed Michael B Jordan's performance much more, and even M'Baku outshined T'Challa.

Klaw was done pretty poorly, imo. I guess maybe this is what happens when you take the "Fantastic Four" out of him. Not a being of sound anymore, just a lamer with a fancy weapon. Waste of Andy Serkis, imo. Imagining classic Klaw in a Gollum kind of way then getting this will cause disappointment.

All of the villains die. BAH!

I just saw it. It's a good movie. But not great. The only thing I loved about it was the actors. They assembled a great cast. And it was a pretty good story. But, there's very little re-watchability to it. It's comparable to Dr. Strange and the first Thor movie. So, where did it go wrong? Poor cinematography, very weak combat choreography, an over-reliance on CGI, and an uninspiring soundtrack.

The 2 things that bugged me most: killing off Klaw, before he even became Klaw. Are you kidding me? Panther's arch-enemy reduced to a two-bid arms dealer who gets snuffed like some nobody? We got robbed of seeing a pretty cool villain, with impressive powers. And he'll never get to be on the Masters of Evil. This isn't just a lack of foresight, it's blatant stupidity.

And the lacklustre combat. T'Challa (and Killmonger) are supposed to be elite hand-to-hand combatants. Neither demonstrated that in the movie. The fighting was vastly superior in both the Winter Soldier, and Civil War. There's no excuse for not continuing the trend. It's pretty sad when a movie with a budget of tens of millions has combat that's overshadowed by the Daredevil and Iron Fist TV shows. Big time fail.

One minor thing, I can't say I like the power upgrade the Panther's got in contemporary times. It's over-the-top, with all the energy bursts. The Panther is all about 'stealth and cunning.' Who needs that when you've got Iron Man style tech to blast things around. The Panther is a different kind of hero. What we were given was formulaic.

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