Another View of Marvel’s Black Panther

Editors’ note: The new film Black Panther continues to win rave reviews and  set box office records, but some viewers are more critical. By Eric Brooks February 25, 2018 The Atlantic magazine’s Christopher Orr offered up a glowing review of Marvel Studios’ movie, “Black Panther”. In “Black Panther Is More Than a Superhero Movie” (16 February 2018), Orr notes that the interplay between “Afrocentric visions is heady stuff, and not what one generally anticipates from a superhero film.” True, central to Black Panther is a dialogue on how to address the conditions under which African-Americans (and many others) live...

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