PBA students weigh in on "Black Panther"

February 22, 2018


The changing of the seasons brings another installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: the long-awaited “Black Panther.” This movie continues Marvel’s run of extremely well-received movies, following up the massively well-received “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” With a 97 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it is officially the highest-rated Marvel movie on the site, and it’s on its way to becoming the highest-rated superhero movie (Marvel or otherwise), even beating out “The Dark Knight.”


Clearly the movie is well-loved by film critics everywhere and well on its way to being one of Marvel’s biggest hits, so how about the audience? The Beacon caught up with a couple of Palm Beach Atlantic University students in order to collect their thoughts on the movie.


Moviegoers here at Palm Beach Atlantic University appear to have just as much of a positive opinion on the movie as the critics and pretty much everybody else in the audience.


PBA student PJ Nathaniel said, “I absolutely loved the movie! I would give it a 10 out of 10. . . I would have liked to see a little bit more of Klaue [one of the film’s villains], but besides that, the movie was fine the way it was.”


Even those who are less invested in the MCU had great things to say about it; student Nick Weltcher said, “While I am not the biggest Marvel follower, I have seen a few films in the series and I believe that this is one of the best, and possibly my personal favorite. . . All in all I was pleasantly surprised at how well such a massive studio could make a story with political commentary so entertaining.”


“Black Panther” is one of Marvel’s biggest hits in the company’s history. Popularity and profits are only continuing to grow from this massively acclaimed film. As the MCU keeps trucking along and making more movies, both the fans and the company hope the string of massive popularity from their recent movies can continue into “Avengers: Infinity War” and beyond.


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