https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxZcVWc-yJA Best Line: “Wakanda Forever!”Funniest Line: “The real question is…what are those?!” (Shuri, in reference to T’Challa walking into her lab with open-toed shoes)Worst Line: N/AVillain: Killmonger/ErikVillain Grade: AFilm Grade: A+Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97%My opinion (after latest viewing): UnchangedBest Relationship: T’Challa and ShuriWorst Relationship: N/ABest Casting: Michael B. JordanWorst Casting: Read More
Da 5 Bloods was a surprise [to me] Spike Lee release. In fact, I hadn’t heard anything about it until it was released on Netflix over the summer, and knew very little until Chadwick Boseman passed away and everyone was talking about his role in the film. Unfortunately, Lee’s latest — released solely on the streaming service and now featuring Boseman’s image on the poster — is mainly a disappointment.
One month ago, we received the news that Chadwick Boseman, star of Black Panther, 42 (the Jackie Robinson biopic), Get On Up, and others, had passed away due to a four-year battle with colon cancer. The 43-year-old actor had been diagnosed in 2016, and lived through extensive cancer treatment while filming physical roles such as T’Challa.
It’s unfortunate it took so long to make a superhero film with a black lead, but I’m glad Ryan Coogler was the one to shepherd it. Chadwick Bozeman is solid in the lead role, but it doesn’t take much for female characters like Danai Gurira’s Okoye to outshine him in some scenes – and that’s okay.