It must be said very clearly, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is dying. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever It is the umpteenth example that something is wrong in the Disney/Marvel duo.
series like Ms Marvel either She Hulk: Lawyer She Hulk and movies like Eternals either Shang Chi, show that once Thanos’ Infinity War is over, they don’t quite know how to channel the stories of our favorite Marvel superheroes. Even characters of the importance of Thor or Doctor Strange have received this year mediocre and even ridiculous films like Thor: Love and Thunder Y Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever It is one more to add to that list.
Marvel and the errors of his feminine side
They are wrong when it comes to proposing the female versions of the Marvel heroes while omitting the classic heroes. Like in the comics, both should coexist in a much more natural and unforced way. They are also not doing well when it comes to choosing the female teams to direct some series or movies. The criteria should be Directors related to this type of products commercial show and not shoehorned indie film directors like Chloe Zhao in Eternals.
That way of doing things does the feminist movement no favours. Gentlemen, there are many women who love comics and would love to direct movies of their favorite heroes. Many female directors who know how to make action and show films that they would be happy to make a Marvel movie or series without the story having to go from She-Hulk’s love problems.
Doing so leads many sons of the patriarchy to say that Marvel movies don’t work because they’re directed by women, or that female versions of classic heroes are uninteresting. What is not interesting are the stories with which these heroines are presented to us. Both the Hulka or Ms. Marvel comics are a joy. Both are examples of excellent stories that could have been adapted to the audiovisual medium, as they did with the great series Jessica Jones. Script, script and script.
Iron Man and Captain America: the weight of his absence
The one who no longer has on the payroll Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans, the actors who played Iron Man and Capi America, has become a weight problem. They wanted to continue the same campaign of stories that ended with infinity war and it hasn’t turned out well. would have been much better start over with other actors. Start a new stage with new stories and creative teams.
In the comics, the Avengers lineup has changed a lot since its origin, but main heroes like Thor, Iron Man or Captain America have always been on the team. If not all, some of the three.
If the contract with the actors who interpret them ends. Find other actors. Reboot. Fresh and young blood. Extending the gum so much without the Marvel trinity is taking its toll.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: death of a hero
Black Panther is one of the most important characters in the Marvel Universe. Avenger and Illuminati. Unfortunately the wonderful Chadwick Bosemanthe actor who played him in the movies died of cancer. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever It pays a nice tribute to the excellent actor, but the future of the masked character that the film raises does not quite work out.
The film is again another tostón of almost three hours of balance special effectsin which they take the opportunity to present and distort another emblematic character of the Marvel factory: namor (Tenoch Huerta).
In Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Namor is not even an Atlantean. They tell us their origin in a basic and disappointing way that it is impossible for any follower of the character in the ninth art to like. And for those who did not know the character, he becomes someone without any kind of spark like Klaw, the villain of the first Black Pantherbut with pointed ears and wings on the ankles (at least they have kept that).
In the comics, Namor destroys Wakanda under the power of the Phoenix cosmic essencein the disastrous series The X-Men vs The Avengers. That moment is quite dramatic and spectacular, in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, It doesn’t have as much strength or spectacularity. Not a dead person is seen.
The best thing about the irregular and expendable film is everything that has to do with shuri (Letitia Wright). She is great in her character and makes sense of a story that dances drunk on a wire 100 meters high.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: Marvel’s Last Breath
In conclusion, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is a timeless movie loaded with boring and outrageous action scenes. A tape in which the director behind it doesn’t matter. A kind of boring video game with some very interesting comic characters that don’t quite work in its film version.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is confirmation that the marvel cinematic universe is dying. That the engine is stalling. Marvel superhero movies need less money for colors and better scripts. Better stories and better directors.
In the movies, Marvel has always been a few steps ahead of DC, but the time has come for me to take a look at them. Movies like batman by Matt Reeves, The suicide squad of James Gunn and the joker by Todd Phillips, are the roadmap to follow. Script, script and script.