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Black Panther and Erik Killmonger

Released in Late January 2018 the Black Panther was the first film in the Marvel universe to have a black superhero (African prince-turned-king T’Challa) aka the Black Panther. With plenty of violence, bloody injuries, and some deaths.

Although there are some shoot-outs with great guns and cannons the majority of the films action features blade and spear fighting. With some excellent explosive battles as well as the obligatory car chases as you would expect in one of Marvels films.

Sex and bad language are pretty minimal with just a couple of quick kisses and the odd ‘hell’ or ‘sh*t’ thrown in for effect, Black Panther is set mostly in the fictional African nation of Wakanda.

Not only does this film feature the first mostly black cast in the Marvel superhero-film history with Forest Whitaker, Danai Gurira, Michel B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett and Daniel Kaluuya, but it also has an all-female royal guard together with a brilliant female inventor and engineer.

From its portrayal of race and gender to having black superheroes the film certainly got people talking.

There have been obvious reasons (mentioned above) that made the movie popular but also Black Panther kicked so much box office butt because it was the first Black Panther movie.

It was new, clean, unchartered viewing territory not a Death Wish remake or a tomb Raider reboot, or even a third, fourth fifth remake of a popular title like Jurassic Park.

Being the very first Black Panther movie and not the seventh or eighth in a franchise proved not only to be refreshing but also very, very popular.

Being the first of its kind (and remember Superman is past 80) perhaps filmgoers now look at Superman a little bit like we look at Tarzan, King Arthur and the Lone Ranger. We love him but that love does not mean we still need big budget movies with him as the star.

Not only do movies like Black Panther draw the crowds but so do games and many producers have negotiated with game developers to produce some really popular games. Slots games especially seems to work really well and can be found at the best payforit casino sites   With authentic video and audio clips as well as the story line running through the games the connection between the film and the game stays strong.


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